Founder of the Precinct Council Kathy Jolowicz and Council President Nick Viest.
Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, NY1 Anchor Cheryl Wills, former Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Straus news President and Publisher Jeanne Straus and Editor in Chief Keith J. Kelly.
Chair Seawright Holds Assembly People with Disabilities Committee Meeting
Germaine Scott took care of her son Gregory for decades. He was born with Sotos Syndrome, a rare developmental disorder. He also has mobility issues and a seizure disorder. "I always thought that I would spend my life taking care of him," she said.
Caregivers who work with people living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) are not getting paid enough and there are fears that many will exit the industry, according to a state legislator and parents of children with special needs.
Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 1 met with Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright concerning increased funding for healthcare workers, $1.3 Billion for safety net hospitals, and a 10% Medicaid rate increase; eliminating fees for SUNY graduate student workers; raising the minimum wage for almost 2.9 million workers to $20/hour and index increases to inflation and labor productivity.
Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 1 Met with Assembly Member Seawright to Discuss Legislative Priorities
Assembly Members Rebecca Seawright and Vivian Cook Discuss Better Aid For New York Students!
Isaac and Alycia, advocates from the Renewable Heat Now campaign to accelerate the adoption of clean and renewable ground-source and air-source heat pumps in New York.
Higher Education Activists Visit Capitol Advocating for Reforms
Assembly Member Seawright met with the Student Assembly of the State University. The Student Assembly is the official student government organization by which SUNY students can participate in university-wide governance.
Seawright Meets with YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities Advocates
Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright spoke at the rally attended by staff of provider agencies and hundreds of self and family advocates.
Seawright Rallies with Advocates for Investment In I/DD Services in The Budget
Assembly Members Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, Rebecca Seawright, and Daniel, a member of the Assembly's "Baby Caucus."
Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright with UFT President Michael Mulgrew who is the fifth president of the UFT, representing nearly 200,000 New York City public schools educators and school-related professionals, as well as childcare providers, nurses, adult education instructors, retired members and other titles and organizations.
High School Student and Survivor Carly Weiss Designates a Cancer Awareness Day at Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Assembly Member Seawright and Judith Kasen-Windsor, Edie Windsor's spouse, visited the future home of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center that opens on June 28, 2024.
Assembly Members Rebecca Seawright (left), Alex Bores (right), and Andrew Fine (center). Fine advocated against the negative impacts of the congestion pricing plan and for the East 86 Street Association's initiatives for the sanitation and beautification of our neighborhood.
Seawright spoke with the Manhattan Student Leadership Council at the Wagner School on advocating for a local issue and democracy. Students asked great questions about how to change the menu at school, how to prevent climate change and food waste, and improving mental health access in their schools.
Seawright Speaks with the Manhattan Student Leadership Council
Seawright Questions Head of MTA on Delayed Installation of OMNY for Roosevelt Island Tramway
Ndaba Mandela, Grandson of Nelson Mandela, Visits The New York State Assembly Chamber
Assembly Member Seawright with student advocates in The Well of the Legislative Office Building to advocate for an investment in the budget for students with disabilities across our state.
Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright (center top) with Ryan Martin, Director of Inclusive and Adaptive Sports (right) with two of the players from his team at the rally for higher education for students with disabilities.
Seawright Spoke at Students with Disabilities Higher Education Press Conference in Solidarity with NYS Students
The panel was attended by over 600 individuals including service providers, and stakeholders. Seawright said, "I am here to listen and learn from all of you who have had to navigate these services and are the best experts. I have been hearing some top line issues namely addressing the workforce crisis and high turnover. We cannot have a workforce decreasing while the number of diagnosed with developmental disability is increasing. There is an urgent need for a stronger network of professionals who are paid fairly to provide competent and responsive care to those who need it the most."
CUNY Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team, one of only 7 nationwide wide, and representing 13 CUNY colleges, playing Long Island students and adults at Queens College on Saturday, January 21 in Fitzgerald Gym on Lucille Kyvallos Basketball Court. Assemblymember Seawright tossed up first ball for game and took group photo with both teams.
Assembly Member Seawright with Coach Ryan Martin. Ryan is the advisor for the City University of NY Athletic Conference (CUNY) working to bring an adaptive sports program to their New York City campuses. In that capacity Ryan has achieved bringing the first adaptive sports team in the history of CUNY and inspiring disabled athletes to return back to college. The Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team was launched the Fall semester of 2020. This program is the first program in the region and will compete nationally within the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Collegiate Conference.
Seawright attended the CUNY Adaptive Sports events as a supporter of higher education, an advocate for people with disabilities, and a CUNY alum.
Senator Cordell Cleare, Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright and Assembly Member Jessica Gonzales-Rojas.
Assembly Members Didi Barrett, Jessica Gonzales-Rojas, Rebecca Seawright and Senator Cordell Cleare.
Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Michael Pitsinos, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.
Assembly Member Seawright said, "Michael Pitsinos has spent over two decades cultivating his passions for cuisine, art, and charity in the restaurant industry. In combining his passions for food, art, and philanthropy Michael Pitsinos continues to fulfill his sense of purpose creating positive change for New Yorkers and beyond. It is my honor to introduce Michael Pitsinos before the New York State Assembly."
Assembly Member Seawright spoke at Equality New York's press conference announcing its state-wide policy platform focuses domains that disproportionately affect LGBTQIA2S+ individuals across New York State. Seawright's Equality Amendment is key to the Bodily Autonomy & Reproductive Justice goals.