Press Releases

Statement from Assemblyman Charles D. Fall on the George Floyd Verdict

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond), “The George Floyd verdict is a beginning but by no means the end of working towards true justice.I will continue to work with community advocates, faith leaders and law enforcement to bring about effective...

Statement from Assemblyman Charles D. Fall on Spike of Hate Crimes on Staten Island

All Americans, especially New Yorkers should be proud of our nation’s diversity and share a commitment to tolerance and respect for our fellow citizens, no matter their race, religion and ethnicity.It is incumbent upon all of us to reduce hate violence...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall and Majority Leader Schumer Host a Virtual Meeting with Statewide Faith-Based Leaders

This week, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) and U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) held a virtual meeting with faith-based leaders and advocates to discuss access of federal aid to houses of worship and schools. The meeting,...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Enacts Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Legislation Providing Public and Private Workforce Paid Excused Leave to Receive Covid-19 Vaccine

Today, Governor Cuomo signed into law (A.3354-B), sponsored by Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond). The enacted law gives public and private employees up to four hours paid leave per-COVID-19 vaccine injection. Senator Gounardes (D- Kings) sponsored...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Holds a Virtual Black History Event

On Saturday evening, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) held a virtual Black History event honoring special guests from within the Staten Island Community.Those honored at the event were Deputy Inspector Tania Kinsella, Michelle Akyempong,...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Holds First Town Hall of 2021

Last evening, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) held his first town hall of 2021. The event was partnered with the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness, Literacy Inc. and Lower East Side People’s...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Passes Legislation Providing the Public and Private Workforce Paid Leave to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) debated and passed his legislation (A.3354-B) by a bipartisan majority vote of 136-13. The New York State Senate is also expected to take up the legislation (S.2588-A/Gournardes) soon.The intent of the legislation...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall and Senator Gournardes Champion Legislation Guaranteeing Excused Time for Public Employees to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) and Senator Andrew Gounardes (D- Kings) today introduced legislation, (A.3354/S.2588), that would guarantee public workers four hours off to get vaccinated. As many essential workers now become eligible for vaccination...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Holds a Joint Press Conference with Senator Diane Savino and Community Leaders to Condemn the Outcome of Wednesday’s Attack on the Nation’s Capitol

Today, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) and Senator Diane Savino (D-Richmond-Kings) held a joint press conference with several community and faith leaders to condemn the attack on the Capitol and hold elected officials’ accountability for...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall and Community Leaders Will Speak on the Recent Attacks in Washington D.C.

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) and community leaders will conduct a socially distant press conference calling for accountability, transparency and unity in wake of the domestic terrorist attacks in Washington, D.C. this past Wednesday.Date:Friday,...

End of Year Three-Way Agreement on Homeless Shelter Notification Legislation

On December 31, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed the Homeless Shelter Notification Bill(A.7820-A; Fall/S.7215-A) introduced by Assemblyman Fall and Senator Savino.The intent of the legislation is not to prevent homeless shelters from opening to assist women,...

New York State Legislature Passes Critical Eviction Assistance for Renters, Homeowners and Small Businesses

Yesterday, the New York State Legislature passed – in a virtual session – A.11181 which relates to eviction and foreclosure protections. The proposal would protect, until May 1, 2021, residential tenants at risk of non-payment or holdover...

Statement from Assemblyman Charles D. Fall on the Executive Veto of His Legislation that Would Bring Healthcare Accountability to Residents in Need

Earlier this year, my colleagues in the New York State Legislature sent a strong message with an overwhelming bipartisan vote - Assembly 142-0 and Senate 60-0 - in support of billA.10470-A/S.8719, a bill I introduced to ensure that urgent care facilities...

Statement from Assemblyman Charles D. Fall on MTA Proposal to End the Resident Discount on the Verrazzano Bridge

Last week, the MTA outlined their plan for its 2020/2021 Fare and Toll Policy Review.  One item of major concern is the proposal to reduce or suspend the resident discount on the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge.Through a collaborative effort from the Staten...

Statement from Assemblyman Charles D. Fall on Spike of Gun Violence on the North Shore of Staten Island

In recent months there has been a citywide proliferation of gun violence throughout New York City, with the borough of Staten Island being impacted with 12 homicides as of August 23, 2020. According to data from the NYPD, shooting incidents have jumped...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall and Advocates Host Virtual Town Hall on Small Business Protection

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) partnered with Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, TakeRoot Justice and Volunteers of Legal Services and hosted a virtual webinar last evening to provide important information regarding the Commercial Lease...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall and the Staten Island African Community Hold a Virtual African Immigrant Heritage Celebration

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D- Richmond) today held a virtual African Immigrant Heritage Month celebration. The guest speaker was Ambassador Abid, Secretary General & Ambassador to the United Nations: International Human Rights Commission.The event celebrated...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall to Hold a Press Conference on Recent Gun Violence and Deaths on the North Shore

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond), Staten Island Clergy, Stradford Funeral Home and concerned neighbors will be holding a press conference addressing the recent gun violence and deaths on the North Shore.Date:   Wednesday, September 16,...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Holds a Press Conference on Recent Gun Violence and Deaths on the North Shore of Staten Island

Today, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) held a press conference with local clergy, concerned neighbors, gun safety advocates and Stradford Funeral Home.According to NYPD CompStat data, there has been a total of thirty (30) shootings on Staten...

Assemblyman Fall Participates in Mayors Press Conference on Small Business and Tenant Pandemic Protection

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) today took part in Mayor de Blasio’s daily zoom press conference that centered on the continuation of pandemic protections for citywide small business owners.Upon the release of city budget cuts this June...