Press Releases

Weprin Donates Food to City Harvest

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin donated boxes of food to City Harvest at their facility in Long Island City. Weprin’s office collected various non-perishable items over the holiday season from generous constituents in his district...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on Anti-Semitic Comments of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin (D – Assembly District 24 – Queens County), Co-President of the National Association of Jewish Legislators, issued the following statement on anti-Semitic comments issued over twitter by Congresswoman...

Weprin Donates Food and Toiletries to Furloughed Federal Employees

Queens, NY - Assemblyman David I. Weprin collected food and toiletries to help furloughed federal employees with the help of the American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee and donated the items to the Morris Brown A.M. E. Church Helping Hand food pantry...

Eastern Queens Elected Officials and Civic Groups Demand Answers about 188th Street Water Leaks

Queens, New York – At a press conference on Sunday, Assemblymembers David I. Weprin & Nily Rozic, and Councilmembers Barry S. Grodenchik & Costa Constantinides stood with the West Cunningham Park Civic Association, the Fresh Meadows Homeowners...

Hundreds of Toys Donated to Annual Weprin Holiday Toy Drive

Queens, NY – Assemblyman David I. Weprin sustained a successful holiday tradition by hosting the 24th Assembly District’s 5th annual Holiday Toy Drive this year. Weprin distributed hundreds of new toys and toys in good condition to the children...

Assemblyman David Weprin, Councilman Barry Grodenchik, Queens Civic Congress, & Major Queens Civic Groups Oppose Congestion Pricing Tax

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin and Councilman Barry Grodenchik joined the Queens Civic Congress, the Trucking Association of New York and concerned outer-borough residents to express strong opposition to any proposed congestion pricing...

Assemblyman David I. Weprin Comment on Proposed Change to Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility

My name is David I. Weprin, New York State Assemblymember for the New York’s 24th Assembly District located in the Borough of Queens in New York City. I proudly represent one of the most diverse Assembly districts in New York State, with one of the...

Assemblyman David I. Weprin, Chair of Committee on Correction, Statement on ICE Detainees at the Orange County Jail

Fresh Meadows, NY - Assemblyman David I. Weprin issued the following statement after visiting the Orange County Correctional Facility on Tuesday, November 20: “I was quite disturbed by my visit to the Orange County Correctional Facility in...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on Amazon’s Selection of Queens for New Headquarters

“The selection of Queens as the location of Amazon’s new secondary headquarters is a unique opportunity to grow New York City’s employment base by 25,000 high paying jobs and reflects the incredible pace of growth in Queens in the past...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

"I was saddened and appalled to learn of the despicable attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh as I ended the Sabbath. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us and murder committed against one group is a murder committed against all...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the Passing of Robert Taylor

"It is with great sadness that I join the Queens community to mourn the passing of Robert Taylor, a devoted community member, friend, and neighbor who served as Treasurer of the Saul Weprin Democratic Club for many years and as an employee at the Board...

New York State Assembly Member David I. Weprin, Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik & NYC Oath Commissioner Fidel F. Del Valle Host Community Roundtable

Queens, New York – On Monday, October 22, 2018, New York State Assembly Member David I. Weprin (D – Fresh Meadows, Richmond Hill) and Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik (D- Oakland Gardens) partnered with Fidel F. Del Valle, Commissioner and...

Assemblyman David I. Weprin Introduces Bill to Prohibit Single-Use Plastic Straws in Government Run Food Establishments

QUEENS, NEW YORK – Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D – Fresh Meadows, Richmond Hill) has introduced legislation (A11381) to prohibit single-use plastic straws in state and municipal run food establishments except in cases of medical necessity....

Assemblyman David I. Weprin Statement in Response to Proposed Change to Public Charge Interpretation

QUEENS, NEW YORK - Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement in response to the Proposed Change to Public Charge Interpretation: “The Trump Administration through the Department of Homeland Security has renewed its attack on...

Testimony of Assemblyman David I. Weprin on Improving the Property Tax System

Good Evening members of the New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform, I’d like to start by thanking you for convening these hearings throughout the city and giving the public a chance to voice their opinions on this important matter....

Governor Cuomo Signs Weprin Body Scanner Bill

QUEENS, NEW YORK – Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D – Fresh Meadows, Richmond Hill) announced the signing of legislation by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo permitting the use of body image scanner devices in correctional facilities in New York City as...

Assemblyman David Weprin, Major Advocacy Coalition Call on ICE, USDOJ to End Indefinite Detentions of Asylum Seekers and Administrative Detainees

NEW YORK – Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D – Fresh Meadows, Richmond Hill), Assembly Correction Committee Chair, joined the New York Immigration Coalition, Legal Action Center, Chhaya CDC, affected family members, and others at the ICE Varick...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement in Response to the Deportation of Nazi Prison Guard Jakiw Palij

QUEENS, NEW YORK - Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement in response to the deportation of Nazi prison guard Jakiw Palij: “Those who are accomplices to the horrific crimes of the Holocaust, the worst mass genocide in history,...

Governor Cuomo Signs Weprin Anti-Hazing Bill

QUEENS, NEW YORK – Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D – Fresh Meadows, Richmond Hill) announced the signing of legislation by Governor Andrew Cuomo, prohibiting physical contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony. Introduced...

Weprin Statement on Free Domestic Calling for the Incarcerated in New York City

QUEENS, NEW YORK – Assemblyman David I. Weprin, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Correction, issued the following statement regarding Mayor’s announcement on free domestic calling for incarcerated individuals in New York City: "I’d like...