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Seawright Bill to Address Urgent Staffing Crisis for People with Disabilities Passes Both Houses

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright announced the passage of her legislation in both houses to require reporting by the Commissioner of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) on staffing and other issues causing the continued displacement...

Statement on Congestion Pricing Pause

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright issued the following statement: We can all agree on the goals of the congestion pricing enacting legislation. There is a critical need to reduce congestion, decrease pollution, and fund vital capital projects. At the...

Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright Honors "Women of Distinction" at 2024 Awards

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May 31, 2024 --- To commemorate the tenacious women of the 76th Assembly District, Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright honored 22 women leaders of distinction for their achievements, noteworthy contributions, and outstanding work on behalf of the community...

Assembly Honors Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day with Passage of Legislation Expanding Access to Employment and Benefits

Chair of People with Disabilities Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright Announced Passage of Legislative Disability Awareness Day Package

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright announced the passage of legislation and resolutions in honor of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day that will both improve lives and ensure the state is doing its part to achieve equity for people with disabilities....

Assembly Member Seawright Calls for Sheriff's Inspection and Closure of Unlicensed Cannabis Retail Shops

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 Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright called for the inspection and closure of unlicensed smoke shops in the 76th District. The inspections revealed disguised cannabis products and underscored the importance of law enforcement action. Seawright said, "The...

Seawright Condemns Antisemitism and Support for Terrorism at Columbia and NYU Protests

I am deeply distressed by the many reports of blatant antisemitism and expressions of support for terrorism by some protestors at Columbia University, New York University and at other colleges in New York and elsewhere. There is absolutely no excuse for...

Local Elected Officials Win Battle Against 32-Foot Sidewalk Cell Towers

New York – Carnegie Hill Neighbors today celebrated this week’s State Historic Preservation Office’s decision to advise against adding the final planned CityBridge sidewalk cell tower in the neighborhood. The massive, out-of-scale, and unnecessary...

Seawright Introduces Bill to Expand Coverage for Breast Cancer Screening

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright and Senator John W. Mannion today announced legislation (S7785/A8387) that expands coverage for breast cancer screening and bolsters early detection for women in New York State at higher risk from their...

Seawright Co-Chairs Joint Hearing on Workforce Shortages in New York State at Hunter College

New York, NY – Manhattan Assembly Chair of the Assembly People with Disabilities Committee Rebecca Seawright to hold a joint Assembly Hearing on the issues facing the workforce for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Who: Assembly...
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