Press Releases

Assemblyman Ed Ra Calls for Restoration of Judicial Discretion, Eliminating Cashless Bail

Show me a controversial issue in the political world today and you'll see opposing sides put forth evidence showcasing why their arguments are correct. So, it comes as no surprise that when New York City Mayor Eric Adams introduced data regarding repeat...

Ra’s Patriotic Picnic: A Reminder Why We Honor Our Vets

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Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) hosted a free patriotic picnic on Thursday, August 11 to salute our veterans. Family and friends of Nassau County veterans came together to show gratitude for the local heroes in the community. A few highlights from...

Assemblyman Ra's Proposal to Provide Tax Relief to Seniors Signed into Law By Gov. Hochul

A bill championed by Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) for many years to provide senior homeowners with additional tax relief was signed into law by Gov. Hochul on Monday. The new law will permit local governments to increase the maximum allowable...

Ra Hosts Annual Blood Drive

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Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) recently held his annual blood drive in conjunction with the New York Blood Center at the Gold Coast Library on July 27. Forty-one pints of blood were collected, and this will help save 123 lives. Congratulations...

Ra Hosts Annual Blood Drive At Gold Coast Library

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R - Franklin Square) is hosting his annual Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 27 at Gold Coast Library in Glen Head. Donations will be taken from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. All donors need to be at least 18 years or older and will receive a voucher...

Ra Hosts Annual Breakfast Food Drive

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Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) recently held his annual Breakfast Food Drive to benefit Long Island Cares. Participating schools included Notre Dame School (New Hyde Park), New Hyde Park Road School and Garden City Park School (Garden City Park)....

Ra Celebrates Flag Day with Cherry Lane Elementary Staff, Students

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Assemblyman Ed Ra (R - Franklin Square) was proud to join Students and faculty of Cherry Lane Elementary School in their annual Flag Day celebration on June 14th, 2022. As part of their Flag Day ceremony, Assemblyman Ra presented the school with an American...

Ra Announces Winner of There Ought To Be A Law Contest

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Assemblyman Ed Ra (R - Franklin Square) was pleased to announce 5th-Grader Siena Livorno as the winner of the 4th Annual There Ought To Be A Law ceremony for her work regarding the extension of paid family leave. There Ought To Be A Law contest invites...

Ra Recognizes Newest Eagle Scouts

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Assemblyman Ed Ra (R - Franklin Square) was pleased to welcome seven new Eagle Scouts into Mineola Troop 45 during an induction ceremony at Mineola High School on June 11, 2022. “Congratulations to Mineola’s newest Eagle Scouts. Only 5 percent...

Ra Joins Garden City PTA in Teaching Youth about Bike Safety and Rules of The Road

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Last weekend, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R- Franklin Square) hosted a Bike Rodeo at Garden City Middle School for children ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade. More than 15 riders had their bicycles inspected, helmets fit-checked, and practiced skills...

Majority’s Record-High State Budget Does Nothing to Fight Soaring Inflation, Consumer Prices, Or Crime

“The one-house budget presented by the Assembly Majority shatters previous records by spending almost $12 billion in state operating funds over last year, an increase of over 10 percent. Despite spending $226 billion this proposal does nothing to...

Assemblymen Ed Ra and Jake Ashby Hold Press Conference Calling For $500 Million in Relief for ‘Invest In Veterans’ Package

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R- Franklin Square) stood up today in the New York State Capitol alongside Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I- Castleton) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference to call on Gov. Hochul and legislative leaders to “Invest in...

Ra Stands Up at State Capitol for Funding of Local Infrastructure Projects

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Assemblyman Ed Ra (R- Franklin Square) joined colleagues from the state Senate and Assembly today to further the call from county and local highway superintendents across New York for increased state support for local roads, bridges and culverts. The...

Ra Proud To Announce 2022 Italian-American Conference Scholarship

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) and the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators are proud to announce that applications are now being accepted for the group's annual scholarship program. Four scholarships will be awarded to NYS resident...

Assemblymen Ra, Ashby & Colleagues Host ‘No Surrender’ Veteran Initiative: Making PTSD A Priority

Today, Assemblymen Ed Ra, Jake Ashby and their colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference hosted a “No Surrender” Veteran Initiative: Making PTSD a Priority roundtable event on Long Island.The event, one of several regional roundtables...

Mineola School District and Assemblyman Ed Ra Join Forces to Get Valentines to Veterans

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 With the help of students from Hampton Street, Jackson Avenue, Meadow Drive, and Mineola Middle Schools, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin square) and volunteers were able to celebrate another successful year of the Valentine's for Veterans program....

Ra: Enough Is Enough, We Need To Repeal Bail Reform

 Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin) attended the first Joint Budget Hearing of 2022 on Public Protection. As ranking Minority member on Ways and Means, he questioned the New York State Office of Court administration regarding the need for judicial discretion...

Ra: Let’s Do Our Part To Help New Yorkers Recover

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) joined the Assembly Minority Conference in advocating for a bill to enact a two-year sales tax suspension on many everyday purchases, such as groceries, gas and housekeeping supplies (A.8481). In the past year, gas...

Ra: We Need To Address Critical Issues Facing Our State

“New York is facing a detrimental affordability crisis and Gov. Hochul’s budget proposal promised major investments in education, healthcare and infrastructure. I look forward to learning more about her plans for relief for New Yorkers paying...

Ra: It’s Time To Restore Law And Order In NY

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) joined the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences in calling to restore law and order in New York state. They advocated for measures to ensure our police departments are properly funded, repeal the state’s...