Press Releases

Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright Named to Education Committee

Albany, NY – New York State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright has been appointed to the Committee on Education by Speaker‎ Carl Heastie. Assembly Education Committee considers legislation relating to more than 700 school districts across the...

Hundreds of Needy New Yorkers to Receive Brand New Refrigerators and Stoves Before Holidays

Robbins Plaza tenants are getting brand new refrigerators and stoves as a part of Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright’s funding allocation. Specifically, 105 refrigerators and 102 stoves, total cost $120,000, are being delivered through Monday, December...

Seawright stands with 32BJ in Fight for $15

Seawright Tours FDR Four Freedoms Park with Lt. Governor

Public Purpose Fund Letters of Intent due to RIOC’s office by July 29, 2016

On April 8, 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly Member Seawright's bill that removes the sunset provision from last year’s legislation clarifying the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s ability to distribute Public Purpose Funds...

Statement on Orlando Shooting

“It is with profound sadness that we mourn the lives of those victims of the horrendous massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. I am outraged and heartbroken by the news of this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and...

Assembly Passes Second Seawright Bill in One Day: Paving the Way for Self-Governance on Roosevelt Island

Albany, New York – On June 8, 2016, The New York State Assembly took the lead of Rebecca Seawright and passed her legislation that would establish the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) if signed...

Where are the Women? Seawright Bill to Track Policy-Makers

Albany, New York – On June 8, 2016, New York State Assembly passed A9538, legislation sponsored by Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright that would identify how many policy-making positions are held by women as compared to men in New York State Government....

Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 Concert to Honor Those Who Made the Stem Green Roof Project Possible

Assemblymember Seawright is so excited to have helped create the opportunity for PS/IS 217 to have a green roof, along with Councilman Ben Kallos and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. As Principal Beckman and the educators at PS/IS 217 can understand,...

Assembly Member Seawright Passes Legislation to Support New Yorkers with Disabilities

Assembly Member Seawright (D-Manhattan) announced the Assembly passed legislation to help improve the quality of life for New Yorkers with disabilities in honor of this year’s Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day. “People with...

Assembly Passes GENDA in the Fight to Protect the Transgender Community from Discrimination

Across the country, transgender individuals are facing an assault on their basic human rights. That’s why we must stand up to discrimination and protect the rights of every New Yorker. Today, the Assembly Majority once again passed the Gender Expression...

Seawright Bill Allowing Ongoing Distribution of Public Purpose Funds Becomes Law

Albany, New York – On April 8, 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill introduced by Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright that removes the sunset provision from last year’s legislation clarifying the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s...

Roosevelt Island Literary Landmark Dedication

On April 12, 2016, Assembly Member Seawright’s Chief of Staff, Katarina Matic, presented the library manager Nicole Nelson with a proclamation from New York State on the occasion of the Literary Landmark dedication of Roosevelt Island Library. Vice...

Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright Joins Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney in Releasing 2016 Gender Pay Inequality Report

Upper East Side, Manhattan – On Friday, April 8, 2016 Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright joined Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney in releasing annual Congressional Joint Economic Committee Report on Gender Pay Inequality at Hunter College. Congresswoman...

Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright Stands Up for Voter Participation

At a recent press conference, Assembly Member Seawright called for much needed reforms to increase voter participation in City and State elections and to improve how elections are administered. Seawright said, “I am proud to join my colleagues in...

Voter Participation Press Conference

I commend Comptroller Stringer for calling for much needed reforms to increase voter participation in city and state elections and improve how elections are being administered. I am happy to join my colleagues in fight for such an important issue in New...

Assembly Member Seawright Hosts Second Annual Women’s History Month Event

Upper East Side, Manhattan – On Friday, March 18, 2016 residents of the Upper East Side, Yorkville and Roosevelt Island, along with Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney attended the Second Annual Women of Distinction Awards ceremony at the community...

Assembly Member Seawright: Assembly Budget Invests in Affordable Housing, Combats Homelessness

Assembly Member Seawright (D-Manhattan) announced that she helped pass the Assembly’s 2016-17 state budget proposal, which includes significant funding for affordable housing, homeless services and tenant protection programs. “We’re...

Seawright Insurance Bill Passes Both Houses

Albany, New York – On Tuesday, March 1st, the Assembly passed a bill sponsored by Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright that further assists small businesses and school districts to ease the costs of a changing insurance market for those who currently...

Changes in Maintenance Law from a New Assembly Member Featured in New York Law Journal (see page 20 Education Update)