Press Releases

Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez News Update - July 21, 2020

Assemblywoman Fernandez and Senator Bailey Host Press Conference Announcing the Passage of Landmark Criminal Justice and Police Reform Bills

Bronx, NY – NYS Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez (D-Bronx) and NYS Senator Jamaal T. Bailey (D-Bronx) gathered with Bronx elected officials Assemblyman Michael Blake (D-Bronx) and Senator Luis Sepulveda (D-Bronx) to applaud the passage of landmark...

Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez Announced $125,000 in Funding for Bronx Community College Students

BRONX - Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez (D-Bronx) announced today that Bronx Community College (BCC) will receive $125,000 in State funding to purchase laptops for BCC students to use for distance learning during the Covid-19 crisis.“To continue...

Newsletter from Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez

Assemblywoman Fernandez and Bronx SUNY EOC Donate Protective Supplies to Jacobi Hospital Staff to Combat Covid19

BRONX – Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez and Executive Director, Ronnie Hector and staff at the SUNY Bronx EOC donated much needed medical supplies to the hospital staff at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, such as masks, gowns, gloves, and goggles,...

Newsletter from Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez

Newsletter from Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez

UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUS IN NEW YORK The coronavirus has changed life in New York State. There are currently 25,665 cases in the state, of which 14,904 cases have been recorded in New York City (https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/health-and-medicine/coronavirus-blog)....

Assemblymember Fernandez Passes Emergency Funding to Combat Coronavirus

“Tonight, I helped pass $40 million in emergency funding to deal with the emerging novel coronavirus (COVID-19) threat because it’s crucial that we invest in the necessary resources we need to combat this evolving, serious public health issue...

Assemblymember Fernandez: New Law Will Help Protect Children from Harmful Chemicals

“There’s nothing more important than keeping children out of harm’s way and ensuring our young minds have bright futures ahead of them. Parents work hard each and every day to give their kids a happy and healthy life, and they should be...

Assemblymember Fernandez: New Law Will Help Curb Nuisance Calls and Safeguard Personal Information

“Over the past several years, the number of nuisance phone calls received by consumers has skyrocketed. Millions of calls per month are from telemarketers who often pose a risk to our privacy and personal information. That’s why I helped pass...

Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez: Plastic Bag Law Takes Effect March 1

“Single-use plastic bags, which are commonly used by supermarkets, convenience stores and other retail outlets, are deeply harmful to our environment. We see plastic bags caught in trees and bushes and scattered along roadsides and sidewalks, and...

Assemblymember Fernandez: Celebrate the Trailblazers Who Fought for Equality during Women’s History Month

The path to a more equitable future is paved with the hard work and perseverance of courageous individuals who refused to back down and wouldn’t allow bigotry and discrimination to remain the status quo. They asked difficult questions, made their...

Assemblymember Fernandez: All New Yorkers Deserve Equal and Fair Treatment

Assemblymember Fernandez (D-Bronx) announced that she helped pass a legislative package to bolster anti-discrimination protections for New Yorkers with disabilities and improve their access to vital resources in recognition of this year’s Legislative...

Assemblymember Fernandez Passes Tough New Limousine Safety Measures

Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez (D-Bronx) announced that she passed legislation to improve limousine safety and better protect New Yorkers. These include measures to impose stricter oversight on stretch limousines and drivers, provide easy and accessible...

Assemblymember Fernandez: Let’s Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For nearly 40 years, the third Monday in January has marked a time to celebrate, remember and honor one of our nation’s most progressive and visionary leaders – the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This day, which was established as a federal...

Assemblymember Fernandez: We Must Continue the War on Poverty to Create a More Equitable New York

This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America … It will not be a short or easy struggle, no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is won. The richest nation on earth...

Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez: New Law Protects New York’s Veterans from Pension Poachers

“When veterans return home from active duty, they can face a slew of challenges during the transition to civilian life and unfortunately, some are even preyed on by unscrupulous, greedy individuals.“To protect New York veterans from these bad...

Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez: New Year, New Laws, Big Wins for New York Families

As we welcome the new year, New Yorkers can expect to see more opportunity and real change as new laws go into effect. From increasing fairness in our criminal justice system to safeguarding affordable health insurance, 2019 was filled with progressive...

Assemblymember Fernandez: Minimum Wage Increase Brings Economic Justice to Hardworking New Yorkers

Just like a rising tide lifts all boats, a thriving economy should benefit all working people. However, for too many American workers, this hasn’t been the case despite strong economic growth. While productivity levels are higher than ever before,...

Assemblywoman Fernandez: Green Light Law Now in Effect to Make Our Roadways Safer

“For far too long, misinformation and bigotry has stood in the way of allowing every New Yorker to drive safely and responsibly. Many communities in our state simply don’t have access to reliable public transportation, making driving a necessity....