Press Releases

Assembly Member Seawright's Legislation Limiting Lender Annual Fees Signed in Law by Governor Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed into law Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright's legislation to limit the annual fees lenders can charge for credit cards, home-equity loans, and other forms of revolving credit.In 1996, the Legislature authorized licensed...

Seawright Hosts Community Shred-a-thon

300 Upper East Siders Joined Elected Officials To Stop The Blood Center Tower

Seawright Legislation Strengthens Consumer Privacy Protections

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright today announced the passing of legislation to strengthen consumer privacy protections in credit and debit card transactions.Many businesses in New York require personal information such as a zip code when consumers complete...

Seawright Helps to Successfully Secure The Met Fifth Avenue as Additional Early Voting and Election Day Poll Site for City’s June Primary Election

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright announced today that The Met Fifth Avenue will be open to voters between Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 20 for early voting and on Election Day, June 22. Seawright’s office led a sign-on letter to The Met and...

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright have Announced the Passage of a Package of Bills to Combat Climate Change on the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day

"The Assembly Majority remains committed to protecting our environment and the health of all New Yorkers," said Speaker Heastie. "The legislation passed in today's Earth Day package builds on the standards we set in the Climate Leadership and...

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright Issued the Following Statement

The verdict in the George Floyd murder trial tonight was a vital and profound step towards justice in America. It is, however, a beginning step towards genuine law enforcement reform to assure all of the citizenry that such tragedies will...

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright Pushes Bill That Would Send Public Servants Convicted Of Sexual Harassment To Jail

NY weighs making sexual harassment a crime; would be nation's first

State lawmakers propose bills to make sexual harassment a misdemeanor

Manhattan assemblywoman fights to define ‘consent,’ has support of Weinstein accusers

Assembly Member Seawright and Weinstein Sexual Assault Trial Witnesses Seek Pioneering Penal Law Reforms to Protect Victims

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright unveiled new legislation today that would, for the first time, define the meaning of consent in the state of New York’s penal law for sexual assault and all crimes.Under the Seawright proposal, consent is defined...

Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright and Speaker Carl Heastie Announce Passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act to Legalize Adult Use of Marijuana in New York State

Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright and Speaker Carl Heastie today announced the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act to legalize adult use of marijuana in New York State.Seawright said the Act will advance a new era of equity and...

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright Regarding the Proposed Upper East Side Blood Center Tower

Assemblymember Seawright Honors ‘Women of Distinction’ During Women's History Month

Assembly Member Seawright Joins in Passing Legislation to Increase Transparency and Accountability in Government During Sunshine Week

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright has joined in supporting four measures in the New York State Assembly to enhance transparency and accountability in government, marking the Sunshine Week's nationwide observance."Now more than ever, our democratic...

Seawright Stands Up for Nursing Home Residents

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Mayor de Blasio and Dr. Katz responded to a question regarding Coler at the Mayor’s Briefing on March 16, 2021 regarding Roosevelt Island’s Coler Hospital. Click here to watch the clip. Seawright issued the following statement to respond:...

Assembly Member Seawright Statement on the Shooting in Georgia

Assembly Member Seawright issued the following statement on mass shootings in the United States:“In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four of more fatalities, according to the Violence Project.Two shootings transpired...

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright have Announced a "Recover and Restart" State Budget Plan

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright have announced a "recover and restart" state budget plan that targets historic investments in health care, housing, education, higher education, and local support for seniors...

International Women's Day

Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright issued the following statement on International Women's Day:"As we celebrate women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements on International Women's Day 2021, it's time to reaffirm our commitment...