Press Releases

Assemblymember Wallace Secures State Funding for Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $10,000 in state funding for Veterans One-stop Center of WNY. The funding will be used by Veterans One-stop to bring the Women Veterans Network (WoVeN) to the Western...

Assemblymember Wallace’s Bill to Provide Temporary Financial Support to Domestic Violence Survivors Signed into Law

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that legislation she introduced to allow courts to order temporary financial support for domestic violence survivors has been signed into law (Ch.335-2019). “Domestic violence survivors...

Assemblymember Wallace Secures State Funding for Cheektowaga-Sloan School District

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $110,000 in state funding for the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District. The funding is being used by the district to implement restorative justice practices and to expand...

Assemblymember Wallace Introduces Legislation Requiring Ingredients to Be Disclosed on Vaping Product Packaging

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she is introducing legislation to require vapor and e-cigarette products to include a listing of ingredients on their retail packaging. Wallace’s bill comes as reports are mounting...

Assemblymember Wallace to Host Second ‘Mobile Legal Unit’ in District after Successful Cheektowaga Event

Following a successful event at the Cheektowaga Senior Center in September, Assemblymember Monica Wallace will again host a free Mobile Legal Unit clinic for seniors in the 143rd Assembly District. In partnership with the Center for Elder Law and Justice,...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces State Funding for Maryvale School District

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $65,000 in state funding for the Maryvale School District. The funds will be used by Maryvale to hire a social worker, restoring a position that had been cut by Maryvale...

Assemblymember Wallace, Mayor Schroeder Dedicate Richmond Avenue Splash Pad and Park in Honor of Former Mayor, Announce Recent Improvements to Park

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Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace and Village of Lancaster Mayor William Schroeder were joined by members of the Lancaster community to dedicate the village’s Richmond Avenue splash pad and surrounding park as the Ronald L. Hadsall Memorial...

Assemblymember Wallace: White Nationalist Propaganda Has No Place in Cheektowaga

In response to reports that Lockport-based Racial Nationalist Party of America flyers were distributed on several streets in Cheektowaga, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) has issued the following statement: “This hateful, divisive rhetoric...

As the Child Victims Act Window Opens, Assemblymember Wallace Renews Call for Further Action to Bring Abusers to Justice

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) is calling for action to reform state laws that have allowed child abusers to thrive in secrecy. In March, Wallace introduced the Child Abuse Reporting Expansion Act (“CARE Act” – A.6662)...

Assemblymember Wallace Calls on State Department of Transportation to Approve ‘Child with Autism’ Road Signs

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) sent a letter to New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez requesting that the state DOT formally approve signage that alerts motorists that children with...

Assemblymember Wallace, Lancaster Mayor Schroeder Encourage Community Participation in Upcoming Forum

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace and Village of Lancaster Mayor William Schroeder joined to encourage community participation in an upcoming public meeting regarding Central Avenue improvements. Lancaster residents are invited to the second floor...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Funding for Pulaski Association Ahead of Annual Pulaski Day Parade

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured a $5,000 state grant for the General Pulaski Association of Western New York. The announcement comes ahead of the Polish-American Arts Festival weekend in Cheektowaga,...

Assemblymember Wallace and Mayor Ferrucci Announce Opening of New Village of Sloan Splash Pad

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Today, New York State Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace was joined by Village of Sloan Mayor Thomas Ferrucci and officials from the Town of Cheektowaga to announce the opening of a newly-constructed splash pad in Sloan Village Park, located at 50 Griffith...

Assemblymember Wallace: Adoptees Have the Right to Know Their Biological History

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she helped pass legislation to allow adoptees to access their long-form birth certificate once they turn 18 years old (A.5494). “While adoption is a deeply personal and difficult decision...

Assemblymember Wallace’s Bill to Provide Temporary Financial Support for Domestic Violence Survivors Passes Assembly and Senate

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that legislation she introduced to provide temporary financial support for domestic violence survivors has passed the New York State Assembly and Senate (A.7529). “Domestic violence...

Assemblymember Wallace’s Legislation to Pause Facial Recognition Technology in Schools Passes Assembly

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that legislation she authored regarding the use of facial recognition technology in schools has passed the state Assembly (A.6787B). The legislation imposes a temporary moratorium on the...

Assemblymember Wallace’s Bill to Help Protect Seniors Passes Assembly

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that legislation she authored to help protect seniors living independently under long term managed care plans has passed the Assembly (A.7458). The passage of Wallace’s bill comes during...

Assemblymember Wallace Announces Funding, Updates to Village of Lancaster Splash Pad

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she has secured $115,000 in state funding for updates to the Village of Lancaster splash pad. Located on Richmond Avenue near Como Elementary School, the improvements to the splash pad...

Assemblymember Wallace: Climate Protection Law a Big Win for Western New York Families and Businesses

Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which she co-sponsored, has been signed into law (Ch. 106 of 2019). The new law combats the dangers of global warming by...

Assemblyman Burke and Assemblymember Wallace Express Opposition to Green Light Bill

“The ‘Green Light’ bill is flawed legislation that we cannot support and will therefore be voting no when it comes to the Assembly floor,” said Assemblyman Patrick Burke and Assemblymember Monica Wallace in a joint statement. “New...