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January 25, 2016
"I rise today to speak on behalf of this important legislation. Today I proudly vote to expand access to contraceptive coverage for women and men" said Assemblymember Seawright advocating for the importance of access to contraceptives and Women's Equality. 

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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...

April 14, 2016
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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...

April 13, 2016
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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...

April 12, 2016
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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...

April 12, 2016
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Rebecca  Seawright
Upon her election in 2014, Rebecca became the first female Assembly Member to serve the 76th Assembly District representing Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island. Rebecca is a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and a strong supporter of Women and Minority Owned Business legislation. Rebecca has experience with many of the educational issues that confront New York families and is a fervent supporter of public schools. As an Assembly Member, Rebecca is committed to environmental protection, increasing government transparency and senior citizen rights. She is a fighter against discrimination and intolerance at all levels of our society.

In her first year of office Rebecca passed 6 pieces of legislation in the Assembly. She is currently a member of the Banking Committee; Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee; Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee; Judiciary Committee; and the Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committee. Assembly Member Seawright has also been named by the Speaker as Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Fraud Protection and is a member of the Assembly’s Work group on Operations.

Originally from Texas, Rebecca was the Statewide Director of the National Women’s Political Caucus, and served for five years as the chief of staff for a state legislator. She has held staff positions in the Washington, D.C. offices of the late United States Senator Lloyd Bensten and two members of United States Congress.

Rebecca chairs the Board of the Feminist Press and the CUNY School of Law Board of Visitors.