Combatting Gun Violence, Diaper Sales Tax Exemption, Westchester Budget Forum & More
By NYS Assemblyman Nader Sayegh (AD-90-Yonkers)

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NYS Assemblyman Nader Sayegh (AD-90-Yonkers)

ALBANY and YONKERS, NY — January 27, 2022 — The 2022 New York State Legislative Session is under way and I am hard at work to advance the priorities you have asked me to support. One of the is combating gun violence, a serious concern given the events of the past week.

 

I have met twice with Governor Hochul recently, on the State’s efforts to halt the rise in illegal gun violence. Given the horrible loss of life gun violence is inflicting across the country, I am pleased the The Governor’s proposed State Budget triples the financial support for the SNUG Neighborhood Violence Prevention Program. It puts people on our streets right here in Yonkers, to stop gun violence before it happens. I am also supporting additional initiatives to provide funds for community and law enforcement programs to support public safety.
In addition, the New York State Assembly is currently in the midst of preparing The People’s Proposed Budget. We are currently hard at work to ensure that Yonkers receives the funding it needs to help us reshape our City’s post-pandemic future. This critical process allows Legislators an opportunity to request for additional resources for their respective constituencies. It’s why my colleagues and I in the Westchester Assembly Delegation are preparing a virtual public forum to collect testimony about budgetary requests from residents and community organizations for the 2022-23 Fiscal Year. More information on how you can participate or watch the hearing can be found herein.
This week, the Legislature also undertook an effort to establish new legislative districts following the updated population count from the 2020 Census. As you may know, Yonkers is now New York State’s third-largest City, meaning that we may soon have additional representatives joining me in advocating for our area. Many of you have reached out to my office and to the Independent Redistricting Committee on specific requests pertaining to the diverse mosaic which makes up our region’s legislative districts. I applaud the work of the Committee and their steadfast commitment to transparency and fairness in listening to New Yorkers throughout this crucial process. I look forward to sharing additional information on proposed maps in the coming weeks.
I am also participating in several memorial activities as we reflect on the life of Reginald LaFayette of Mount Vernon. His passing came too early in his life and we will miss him. The New York State Assembly formally honored his contributions to our community and his passing on Monday.
Nader J. Sayegh
NYS Assemblyman
90th District-Yonkers
Nader Sayegh serves on the following Assembly Committees:
Education, Health, Racing and Wagering, Cities, Real Property Taxation, Banks,
Member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Caucus.
Chairman of Assembly Education Subcommittee; Students with Special Needs

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By NYS Assemblyman Nader Sayegh (AD-90-Yonkers)

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  1. You can’t fight illegal guns without putting people in jail who possess them. The repeal the bail reform n give back power to judges to hold criminals in jail. This social experiment has failed and hurts all NY especially the communities of color .

  2. It is long past the time for the State to amend the Bail Reform Act that they approved. The accusation that it targets people of color seems to be diluted by the map that Mayor Adams has proposed for the new Anti-Crime Units that will targets areas where most crime is committed. Killing police officers, shooting 11 month old children and now a shooting over a pair of sneakers is never acceptable in any society. To minimize these crimes has proven just one thing; habitual offenders with escalating crime. The time to act is now! Admit that the Act was not well thought out and make the necessary changes.

  3. Assemblyman Sayegh,

    With all due respect, you are a big part of the problem. You are quick to mention illegal gun violence but don’t acknowledge the role you played with the horrendous bail reform law that you voted for. You and your “criminal first” policies are putting the lives of my family in jeopardy everyday. You and your “criminal first” policies are putting the lives of the police officers who protect us in jeopardy everyday. When will our rights be as protected as those who remain steadfast in breaking the laws?

    I urge you to come down from your ivory tower, visit the neighborhood in Yonkers that I am trying to raise my son in and see how comfortable you feel . I don’t suspect you will stay very long once you realize that 14 year old children are carrying weapons in plain sight since they have no fear of punishment. They joke that nothing will happen to them if they get caught with it. Unfortunately, they are right. You have the power to change that. You have the power to protect the law abiding. Please do.

  4. Yep, It’s election time again. I like Nader, but he followed the Albany crowed and voted for bail reform. He deserves to be challenged.

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