During the 2022 New York State Legislature Human Services Budget Hearing, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Social Services, questioned the Commissioner of the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance regarding the rollout of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and the availability of assistance to tenants and small landlords who accumulated rental arrears during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal organized a walkthrough of West 42nd Street and 11th Avenue to discuss traffic-related issues in the area with Community Board 4 and the New York City Department of Transportation. After the walkthrough, the City agreed to retime the traffic signals and to install traffic- calming measures to reduce vehicular congestion.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal joins advocates from Housing Works and VOCAL-NY on the Million Dollar Staircase in the New York State Capitol in support of funding housing assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS throughout New York State. Access to safe and affordable housing allows individuals to better care for their health while living in the community.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal discusses sanitation and rodent concerns with community members while touring the West Side with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY). As a result, DSNY agreed to monitor and address problematic areas by scheduling more frequent sidewalk and street cleanings.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal celebrates the opening of Brooklyn Fare, an affordable supermarket located in the West 60s, with area residents from Amsterdam Houses and Lincoln Towers after working to secure more accessible grocery stores on the West Side.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal hosts an annual free mammogram day with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal joins members of VOCAL-NY and Senator Pete Harckham for a rally to bring an end to overdose deaths. After serving as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse from 2015 through 2020, Assemblymember Rosenthal passed laws establishing a medication assisted treatment (MAT) program at correctional facilities statewide and prohibiting insurance companies from requiring prior authorizations for MAT drugs, enabling all New Yorkers to access lifesaving treatments sooner.
During the pandemic, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal delivered at-home COVID-19 test kits, masks and sanitizer to constituents throughout the district.
As the sponsor of the “Hunger Free Campus Act,” Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal attended the grand opening of the Grizzly Cupboard food pantry at the New York Institute of Technology. The food pantry provides students with an easy and stigma-free way of obtaining healthy food. Under the Assemblymember’s legislation, colleges and universities would be able to receive grant funding to create food pantries and implement their own hunger prevention programs on campus like NYIT has done.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal rallies with the Professional Staff Congress of the City University of New York (CUNY) and other members for the New Deal 4 CUNY coalition to call for greater investment in CUNY in the state budget, leading to free tuition for in-state students, increasing the number of faculty and staff and bringing the campus infrastructure into the 21st century.
Following a months-long effort to achieve a bold investment in New York State’s home care workforce, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal speaks with advocates in the Well of the Legislative Office Building to offer her support. The Fair Pay for Home Care Coalition worked tirelessly with legislators to push for higher wages for those caring for older New Yorkers and people with disabilities. With a growing shortage of home care workers, their advocacy is more essential now than ever.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal at a rally with Brady United Against Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action, March for Our Lives, Gays against Guns in Union Square after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York State’s 109-year-old law requiring gun owners to demonstrate “proper cause” when applying for a permit to carry a firearm in public.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal provided hundreds of COVID-19 test kits and menstrual hygiene products for distribution at the weekly food pantry run by the National Council of Jewish Women’s weekly food pantry on West 72nd Street. She is pictured here with Andrea Kopel, NCJW’s executive director.
Constituents join Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal at her biannual shred day event in front of her district office.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal has been a leader in efforts to reduce youth smoking rates and keep kids safe from the harm of smoking and vaping. Pictured here, Assemblymember Rosenthal speaks alongside student advocates from Parents Against Vaping E-Cigarettes and then-Lt. Governor Hochul in support of her law banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal has championed a host of measures to keep New Yorkers safe from gun violence. Pictured here, Assemblymember Rosenthal debates her legislation that would require semiautomatic pistols sold in New York State to be microstamping-enabled, allowing law enforcement to more easily trace the guns used in crimes. The bill was signed into law by the Governor on June 6, 2022.
On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal joined One Fair Wage at its memorial event for workers of Windows on the World Restaurant. The One Fair Wage mission is to secure increased wages for service industry workers.
Housing Court Answers 2022 Annual Conference attendees with Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal.
After years of work protecting the rights of New York State tenants, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal was honored to receive the 2022 Housing Justice Award from Housing Court Answers. Pictured left to right: Ellen Davidson, Staff Attorney at The Legal Aid Society; Jenny Laurie, Executive Director of Housing Court Answers; Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal; Judith Goldiner, Attorney-in-Charge at The Legal Aid Society; and Adriene Holder, Chief Attorney at The Legal Aid Society.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal stands alongside Bill Ketzer, Senior Legislative Director of Government Relations for the Eastern Division of the ASPCA, after receiving the ASPCA’s Champion for Animals Award for her work in passing legislation to end the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores. This legislation would enable shelters and rescues to partner with stores to instead showcase adoptable animals.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal calls for passage of her legislation, the Adult Survivors Act, at a press conference alongside author and journalist E. Jean Carroll; Liz Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Safe Horizon; and other advocates. The legislation, which became law in May 2022, creates a one-year lookback window during which survivors of sexual abuse can bring previously time-barred lawsuits against their abusers.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal marched across the Brooklyn Bridge along with thousands of New Yorkers in support of abortion rights after the U.S. Supreme Court leak of its draft ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal joins 1199 SEIU, Housing Justice for All, New York Communities for Change and many other organizations and tenants from across New York State for a rally in Albany in support of good cause eviction legislation. This legislation would protect renters from unwarranted evictions, requiring a landlord to show good cause in order to proceed.
Successful efforts by members of the Legislature and advocates led to inclusion in the 2022-2023 New York State budget of a Transgender and Gender Non-binary (TGNB) Wellness and Equity program designed to expand access to mental health care, culture-based programs, medical services and supportive housing. Pictured here, Assemblymember Rosenthal calls for creation of this program with $15 million in funding.To her left, Elisa Crespo, Executive Director of the NEW Pride Agenda.
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal speaks to advocates, providers and families impacted by addiction at the annual “Stand Up for Recovery Day” in Albany, an event sponsored by Friends of Recovery - New York. This event brings hundreds to the Capitol to highlight legislation to improve the lives of those in recovery from substance use disorder.