#SealTheDeal: A Day of Action

We here at Staten Island Community News are excited to share a Bay Ridge effort to encourage Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis to #SealTheDeal and invest in NY-11. We encourage anyone from Staten Island who can make it, to join the rally tomorrow, August 19th at 6pm, to support our NY-11 friends across the bridge!

Constituents will rally at Rep. Malliotakis’ Brooklyn office to demand investments in green jobs and infrastructure. Members of climate, environmental, transportation, and community groups in Representative Malliotakis’ district will demand a federal budget that prioritizes climate, care, jobs, and justice. Malliotakis has voted against infrastructure and transportation funding bills in the past. These “no” votes include keeping federal funds out of the MTA and no stimulus aid for our district’s small businesses.

Tomorrow’s action is one of 8 in New York State and 42 across the country calling on Congress to #SealTheDeal on a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that promotes green jobs and infrastructure. The New York State actions are being coordinated by the Green New Deal Network and NY Renews. NY Renews is a growing coalition of community, labor, environmental justice, and faith-based organizations fighting for climate justice policy,


Bay Ridge Environmental Group, Indivisible Staten Island, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, NY Renews, Staten Island DSA, Staten Island Urban Center, Staten Island Women Who March, Transportation Alternatives


Rally at Rep. Malliotakis’ Brooklyn office to demand that Congress #SealTheDeal on a budget that prioritizes climate, care, jobs, and justice


Thursday, August 19th at 6pm


7716 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209.

RSVP here. The event will be fully outdoors and participants will wear masks.


STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK – Staten Island native and lifelong public servant Michael DeCillis officially announced his run for Congress in NY-11 via social media announcement.

DeCillis is a fourth-generation Staten Islander, and a third-generation union member with a public service career that spans almost three decades. He has worked as a paramedic in EMS for a decade and was a 9/11 first responder, helping treat firefighters on the first long night of that terrible day. DeCillis’ experience also includes a decade working as a police officer for the NYPD while building relationships with the communities he served. He continued his passion for service by working as a civil litigation attorney, as Director of Legislation and Chief of Staff in the New York State Assembly, and as a special education teacher for NYC public schools.

“I’m running because it’s time we had a representative that listened to the needs of the community. Our voices matter and it’s time people had a say about the decisions that are made in Washington. Our current representative voted against President Biden’s relief bill that brought funding to our community health centers. Our current representative was the only member of NYC’s Congressional Delegation to vote against the PRO Act, despite representing a district that is home to many union members. And worst of all, she voted to sustain objections to Biden’s electoral win even after she had to escape the U.S. Capitol from the January 6th insurrection. NY-11 has had enough and it’s time we bring back real congressional representation to our district, ” said DeCillis.

Currently, NY-11 encompasses Staten Island and South Brooklyn. As the New York State Redistricting Commission begins to redraw the state’s congressional districts, NY-11 may soon represent other, more Democratic-leaning neighborhoods in addition to its current jurisdiction.

For press inquiries: Contact@decillisforcongress.com