Press Releases

Local Public Health Leaders Call on State to Fund Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Activities

(Albany, New York) Local public health leaders and health advocates from across the state today called on New York’s lawmakers to provide funding necessary to support a 2019 law designed to better protect children from lead poisoning. The law lowered...

Assemblywoman Solages Secures Lactation Accommodations for New York Airports

Albany, NY – This week, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (A.7813/S.3866) to provide lactation accommodations in New York State airports. The legislation sponsored by Assembly Member Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont) will require airports to provide...

Assemblywoman Solages Releases 2022 Constituent Questionnaire Survey Results

College Athletes Can Now Get Paid for Their Name, Image, and Likeness in New York

Albany, NY – Thanks to newly passed legislation, collegiate athletes in New York State will now be able to earn compensation from the use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL) without jeopardizing their own academic and athletic eligibility,...

Assembly Members, School Officials, Advocates to Rally for Fully Funding Full-Day Universal Pre-K Statewide

Albany, NY – Assembly Members from across the state, joined by school officials and advocates, will rally in Albany to support full funding for full-day universal pre-k in the state budget on Tuesday, March 8 in the New York State Capitol Building,...

Assemblymember Michaelle Solages Advocates for the Children and Families Reinvestment Act to Address Childhood Trauma, Support Caregivers and Boost the Local Economy in this Year’s State Budget

Elmont, NY– Alongside a growing coalition of elected officials, advocates, and childcare providers throughout the state, Assemblymember Michaelle Solages, who is also the Deputy Majority Leader and Chair of the BPHA Legislative Caucus urged Governor...

Joint Letter Calling on Long Island Colleges and Universities to Work to Expand Diversity in Teaching Careers

LONG ISLAND, NY – Today, Assemblymember Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont) and other Long Island Assemblymembers Phil Ramos, Kimberly Jean-Pierre, and Taylor Darling, as well as Senators Anna Kaplan and Kevin Thomas issued a joint letter to Long Island-based...

Joint Letter Calling for a NYS Supply Chain Task Force

Elmont, NY - Today, Assemblymember Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont) and Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) issued a joint letter to Governor Kathy Hochul calling for the creation of a New York State Supply Chain Task Force.New York State has seen...

Assemblywoman Solages Releases 2021 Constituent Questionnaire Survey Results

Question 3a:  Increasing the state’s income tax on any income over one million dollars.

New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills Athletic Trainers Stand with Assemblymember Solages, Senator May and NYSATA to Call for the Licensing of Athletic Trainers

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Albany, NY – New York Yankees’ and Buffalo Bills’ Athletic Trainers, Assembly Member Solages, Senator May and The New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) held a virtual press conference on Monday, April 12, 2021...

Masjid Hamza of Valley Stream Partners with Assemblymember Solages to Vaccinate Congregation

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Valley Stream, NY – Today, Assemblymember Michaelle Solages, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, State Senator Todd Kaminsky, and Nassau Legislator Carrie Solages joined the Masjid Hamza (Islamic Center of South Shore) to support their efforts...

Legislation Aimed at Parents Dealing with Unemployment Becomes Law

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Albany, NY – Legislative bill A.996 – sponsored by Assembly Member Michaelle C Solages – has been signed into law. This new legislation, which passed unanimously in the Assembly Chamber, requires Department of Labor to consider childcare...

Statement Condemning LIRR White Supremacist Markings

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In response to the recent sighting of white supremacist markings and imagery at the Valley Stream long Island Rail Road Station, Assemblymember Michaelle C. Solages — Chair of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus —...

Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages Appointed as Assembly Deputy Majority Leader

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Albany, NY- Today, Assemblymember Michaelle C. Solages was appointed to serve as the Deputy Majority Leader of the New York State Assembly. The Assembly Deputy Majority Leader’s role is to aid the Majority Leader in floor operations and the chamber’s...

2021 Constituent Survey

M/A Solages Consituent Survey

2020 Back to School Supplies Distribution

2020 Back to School Supplies Distribution
Residents of the 22nd Assembly District are invited to our Back to School Supplies Distribution on Thursday, September 3rd from 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.Distribution is by appointment only. Social distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced. Backpacks...

Solages: Childcare is Essential

Assemblymember Solages Issues Statement Regarding PSEG's Poor Tropical Storm Response

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“While it might be difficult to determine the severity of the weather, PSEG was fully aware of the incoming tropical storm and had a thoroughly lackluster response. Furthermore, a lack of communication only worsened the matter. Ratepayers deserve...

New York State Legislature Passes the Protect Our Courts Act

Solages Passes Momentous Legislation: ICE Cannot Use Courts to Trap Immigrant New Yorkers.
ALBANY, N.Y. - The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) applauded the passage of the Protect Our Courts Act (S425/A2176), which sends a clear message to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal agency that continues to terrorize communities, that...

NY Federal and State Leaders Conduct Child Care Is Essential Roundtable

NY Federal and State Leaders Conduct Childcare Is Essential Roundtable
As federal leaders gather this week to negotiate a defense bill and the next COVID relief package, New York children and families continue to cope with the health, economic and other impacts of the pandemic. Uppermost in the minds of many working parents...