Press Releases

NYS Assembly Press Releases

Ortiz Defends Brooklyn Colleagues Attacked by National Rifle Association

Following an outrageous attack by the National Rifle Association against two colleagues in the legislature over stronger gun laws, Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (D-Kings) announced his support for their efforts. “As a legislator who has sponsored progressive and sensible gun control measure for many years, I find the NRA attacks on Brooklyn Assemblymember JoAnn Simon and Brooklyn Senator Roxanne Persaud reprehensible.

January 6, 2015

NYS Senate Press Releases

Women Legislators Stand Up To NRA Bullying

Senators And Assemblywomen Condemn Gun Lobbyists Over Threats Of Violence And Other Scare Tactics

Albany – This morning, women legislators from the State Senate and Assembly gathered in the State Capitol and challenged the NRA to stop bullying women who support common-sense gun regulations with threats of violence and misogynistic rhetoric.

January 6, 2015