Press Releases

Assemblymember Wallace Secures Funding for Buffalo Peacemakers

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Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $10,000 in state funding to support Buffalo Peacemakers Youth Violence and Gang Intervention Program. Buffalo Peacemakers is comprised of four community groups –...

Assemblymember Wallace: SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras Must Resign or Be Removed

“SUNY Chancellor James Malatras must resign.His knowledge of and involvement in the misconduct that occurred in the Cuomo Administration renders him unqualified to lead our state’s university system.He had the opportunity to be a profile in...

Assemblymember Wallace: Jurors Deliver Justice for Family of Ahmaud Arbery

“I commend the jurors for returning the right verdict and delivering justice to the family of Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man who was senselessly murdered simply for going for a jog. This killing was a disturbing reminder of a dark chapter in our...

Assemblymember Wallace on Assembly Judiciary Committee Investigation Report

“As detailed in the report of the Assembly Judiciary committee, our committee has concluded that former Governor Cuomo engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment and misconduct and that he also likely violated the public officer’s law by enlisting...

Assemblymember Wallace: Christopher Belter Receiving Probation for Multiple Sexual Assaults is a Miscarriage of Justice

"Coming forward with allegations of sexual assault takes incredible courage, and anyone who does so deserves justice. Sadly, the four brave young women who came forward with sexual abuse allegations against Christopher Belter were denied the justice that...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures Funding for Buffalo Peacemakers

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $10,000 in state funding to support Buffalo Peacemakers Youth Violence and Gang Intervention Program. Buffalo Peacemakers is comprised of four community groups –...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $25,000 for Cheektowaga Youth & Recreation Sports Programs

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $25,000 in state funding for the Town of Cheektowaga’s Youth & Recreation Services to provide affordable, intramural sports programs for area youth. Beginning in...

Assemblymember Wallace: New Laws Increase Transparency for Nursing Home Residents

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that a law (A5848) she sponsored to improve transparency in residential care facilities recently took effect. The legislation requires long-term care facilities to provide residents and their...

Assemblymember Wallace on Announced Reopening of Canadian Border

“The planned reopening of our northern border in the coming weeks is fantastic news and long overdue. As an elected official who represents many businesses that rely on Canadian visitors, including the Walden Galleria, I recognize how critical Canadian...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $10,000 for Hands-on Youth Waterway Education Program

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Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $10,000 in state funding for Friends of Reinstein Woods to support programming to teach students about the health and importance of local waterways. Every October, the...

Assemblymember Wallace: Congratulations to Trini Ross on Her Historic Confirmation as U.S. Attorney for Western District of New York

“I congratulate Trini Ross on her confirmation as the next United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. Having known Ms. Ross professionally and personally for almost 20 years, I can attest that she has the experience, character,...

Assemblymember Wallace, Cheektowaga Police Department Announce Initiatives to Combat Substance Abuse

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) and Cheektowaga Police Chief Brian Gould announced $17,500 in funding for a substance abuse screening program used by the Cheektowaga Police Department to screen individuals for substance addiction...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $120,000 for Depew Police Department to Purchase Body Cameras

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that the Depew Police Department recently purchased 25 body cameras thanks to $120,000 in funding that she secured in the 2021-22 state budget. The cameras use cloud-based storage and are...

Assemblymember Wallace: Governor Hochul Shattered Barriers, Made History Today

“Kathy Hochul shattered barriers and made history today as the first woman to serve as Governor of New York State. It is truly an exciting day.  “I am confident that Governor Hochul has the experience and skills necessary to lead us...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $25,000 for WNY Heroes, Inc. Operation B.O.O.T.S. Peer-to-Peer Program

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Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she secured $25,000 in state funding for WNY Heroes, Inc. Operation B.O.O.T.S. peer-to-peer program. WNY Heroes, Inc. was founded in 2007 by Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $20,000 to Replace Aging Elevator at Lancaster Public Library

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $20,000 in state funding to help the Lancaster Public Library, 5466 Broadway, maintain its aging, 46-year-old elevator by replacing the control panel. Patrons with limited...

Assemblymember Wallace, Miss New York Discusses Vision for Using Youth Sports to Benefit Disadvantaged Youth

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) and Sydney Park, who was crowned 2021 Miss New York, recently met with youth sports advocates to discuss their efforts to benefit underprivileged children and teens through new investments in youth sports...

Assemblymember Wallace: Governor’s Resignation is Good for New York State

“I appreciate the Governor’s decision to put the good of the State of New York ahead of his own personal interests and resign. When these allegations first emerged, I called on the Governor to step aside for the good of the state and to allow...

Assemblymember Wallace’s Statement on Attorney General’s Report

“The Attorney General’s report paints a deeply disturbing picture of toxic and illegal behavior by the Governor.Given the gravity of the allegations, I reiterate my call for the Governor to immediately step down.Our state constitution allows...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures $15,000 for Hull house Foundation to Build New Barn

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $15,000 in state funding for the Hull House Foundation, which is dedicated to maintaining and preserving the memory of one of Western New York’s oldest homes, located...