Weekly E-News: Sunday, January 9, 2022

Assemblymember Patricia Fahy
8 min readJan 9, 2022

This week, Governor Kathy Hochul laid out a bold vision for a new era in New York State during his first State of the State address, and I released a package of legislation, the Climate Action Agenda (CAA), to aggressively combat climate change during this year’s legislative session.

Take 3–5 minutes and complete my new 2022 Constituent Survey, which can be found below.

As always, read on for community updates from around the 109th District, and stay safe!


  • New Community COVID-19 Testing Sites Open at Crossgates Mall and UAlbany’s Colonial Dining Hall. To cope with an increase in demand for testing here in the Capital Region, I’ve worked with Governor Kathy Hochul to open two new mass testing sites this week; one at the former Ruby Tuesdays location in Crossgates Mall, and one at UAlbany’s Colonial Dining Hall. Click on either of the images below for corresponding testing appointments and to make one:
  • Marking the Anniversary of January 6th’s Insurrection. We must never forget the violent insurrection that took place at our nation’s Capitol — the symbol of American democracy — on January 6th. We must hold those involved responsible to the fullest extent possible under our laws, or the future of American democracy will be at risk. A week after January 6th of last year, I led the call from the Assembly in calling for the President’s removal from office as a result of those events.
  • ICYMI: President Biden’s Jan. 6 Anniversary speech on Capitol Hill with powerful words reminding all we are a Nation of laws, where the rule of law must prevail despite former President Trump’s effort to undermine the election & to try to put “power over principle.”




PODCAST: The Fahy Files: What Makes the NY Capital Work (Or Not!) — Connecting in a Time of Chaos

  • To highlight some of the individuals in the Capital Region who exemplify what it means to remain connected within our community and cope with the chaos of the past year, I’ve launched a new series of my podcast The Fahy Files, ‘Connecting in a Time of Chaos’.

Listen to our first 6 (3 of these are featured below) episodes from this year so far on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you listen to your podcasts!

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Assemblymember Patricia Fahy

Member of NYS Assembly - 109th AD, representing Albany, Bethlehem, Guilderland, and New Scotland. Follows, replies ≠ endorsement.