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Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright represents the 76th Assembly District, including the Manhattan neighborhoods of the Upper East Side, Yorkville and Roosevelt Island. Seawright is a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and is a champion for education at all levels, senior citizen, human rights, and LGBTQ+ rights, affordable housing, environmental protection, public health, election reform, criminal justice reform, and government transparency.
Along with her colleagues, she achieved the strongest rent reforms in New York State’s history, making rent stabilization and rent control permanent. She is a fighter against discrimination, intolerance and violence. She obtained passage for a new law providing for insurance coverage for women and men who need 3-D mammograms for breast cancer detection. She introduced and passed an Equal Rights Amendment to the New York State Constitution. She has secured $12 million of funding for her district’s public schools, senior centers and parks.
As we mourn the passing of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, let us each reflect on how her pursuit of justice, equality and the liberation of our human rights touched us so deeply.
I remember seeing her on the bench when I was sworn in to practice before the Supreme Court. I could not take my eyes away from such a fearless warrior, a courageous trailblazer, unafraid to stand up for all of us.
There she sat, the second of four female justices to be confirmed to the Court, bringing her distinguished legal career to the highest judicial body in the nation…
Roosevelt Island Corp. boss backs off threat to evict cat sanctuaries– September 28, 2020
Seawright to City: Reopen Indoor Pools- August 24, 2020
Cuomo orders State Police to investigate anti-Semitic graffiti on UES – August 13, 2020
‘We Will Not be Intimidated’: Seawright on Anti-Semitic Graffiti – August 12, 2020
New York Assemblywoman target of anti-Semitic vandalism – August 12, 2020
Public officials, students request CUNY tuition hike freeze – May 19, 2020
October 9, 2020-- Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton today urged voters of the Upper East Side, Yorkville, and Roosevelt Island to re-elect Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright on the “Rise and Unite” ballot line in the November general election, citing her "track record of legislative accomplishments, work on behalf of her district during this pandemic, and advocacy on behalf of women's rights."Read More
NEW YORK, N.Y. – State Senator Liz Krueger, State Senator José M. Serrano, and City Council Member Ben Kallos jointly announced their enthusiastic endorsement of Rebecca Seawright for New York State Assembly in the 76th Assembly District, which includes the Upper East Side, Yorkville and Roosevelt Island. Senator Krueger cited Seawright’s “extensive qualifications and commitment […]Read More