Press Releases

Assemblymember Wallace Pleased with Reopening Guidance for Bowling Alleys; Urges Additional Guidance for Remaining Closed Businesses

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) commended Governor Cuomo for heeding calls from herself, fellow lawmakers, and business owners to provide reopening guidance to businesses and industries that remain closed. Today, Governor Cuomo announced...

Assemblymember Wallace Calls for Clarity, Guidance for Businesses That Remain Closed Due to Pandemic

“New York State is leading the nation in its containment of COVID-19, and most regions maintain a positive test rate of about 1 percent, yet many businesses remain closed. Owners of small businesses like movie theaters, spas, and bowling alleys are...

Assemblymember Wallace Calls for Clarity, Guidance for Businesses That Remain Closed Due to Pandemic - Letter

Assemblymember Wallace and Supervisor Benczkowski Announce Opening of New ADA Compliant Swings in Stiglmeier Park

Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) was joined by Town of Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowski to announce the opening of two new wheelchair accessible swings and an accessible merry-go-round in Stiglmeier Park. The new amenities, located...

Assemblymember Monica Wallace and State Senator Tim Kennedy Announce Passage of Legislation to Help Municipalities Hold Mortgage Servicers Accountable for Maintenance of Residential Properties in Foreclosure

Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) and state Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) announced Wednesday that their legislation (A.6976 and S.4190) to help municipalities hold mortgage servicers accountable for maintenance of residential properties in...

Assemblymember Wallace Applauds Restoration of Trusted Traveler Programs

“I’m glad that the Department of Homeland Security has reversed its decision and allowed New Yorkers to once more access trusted traveler programs, like Nexus. Shortly after the ban was enacted, I introduced legislation (A.10110) that would...

Assemblymember Wallace & State Senator Kavanagh Announce Passage of Bill Requiring Moratorium on Facial Recognition Technology in Schools

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) and state Senator Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan and Brooklyn) announced today that their legislation (A.6787D/S5140B) to pause facial recognition technology in schools passed the Legislature....

Assemblymember Wallace’s Bill to Make Clergy Mandatory Reporters Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced Tuesday that legislation she introduced, the Child Abuse Reporting Expansion (“CARE”) Act (A.6662), passed the Assembly this week. The CARE Act would add clergy members to the list of mandatory...

Asssemblymember Monica Wallace returns to Albany for summer session

Assemblymember Wallace Pleased That Indoor Malls May Reopen Beginning Friday, July 10

“Shopping malls are economic drivers for the communities in which they sit, and that is certainly true for the Walden Galleria, which houses over 4,000 employees and contributes over $45 million in federal, state, local, and school taxes. That’s...

Another Voice: Standardized Tests Promote Inequities in Education

Buffalo NewsBy Monica P. WallaceOver the last few weeks, our nation has undergone a reckoning over the inequalities experienced by millions of people of color. Activists are right to point out that these inequities begin early in life and compound over...

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Take part in Assemblymember Wallace’s 2020 Summer Reading Challenge!Print out special colorable bookmarks!To receive an Excellence in Reading Certificate, complete this application.

Statement by State Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblymember Monica Wallace on Lawsuit Regarding Facial Recognition Technology in Schools

New York State Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblymember Monica Wallace released the following joint statement:“The lawsuit recently filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union against the New York State Education Department for permitting the use...

Assemblymember Wallace, Supervisor Benczkowski, Local Business Leaders Call for Reopening Indoor Shopping Malls in Phase 3

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster), Cheektowaga Town Supervisor Diane Benczkowski and local business leaders joined together to urge New York State to reopen indoor shopping malls in Phase 3 of the state’s reopening and to issue...

Assemblymember Wallace Calls on SUNY, Private Colleges to Suspend SAT Requirement until 2022

Today, Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) called on the State University of New York system and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities to suspend the standardized test requirement for all freshman applicants until at least...

Assemblymember Wallace Letter Regarding Making SATs Optional for All of Next Year

Assemblymember Monica Wallace’s proposal aims to cut pandemic unemployment wait time

Community Resources

Department of Labor Must Immediately Approve All Unemployment Claims That Have Been Pending for Over 30 Days

“New Yorkers have stepped up incredibly over the past eight weeks, saving countless lives and supporting frontline healthcare workers by obeying the most restrictive government orders issued during peacetime in over a century. Even more incredibly,...

Assemblymember Monica Wallace partners with Assemblymember Sean Ryan, the Communications Workers of America, and the University of Buffalo to ensure essential healthcare workers have access to safe housing.