Press Releases

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...

Assembly Member David Weprin & New York City Department of Sanitation Host Compost Giveaway

OAKLAND GARDENS, NEW YORK – Assembly Member David Weprin (D –Fresh Meadows) and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) distributed free NYC compost to local residents in Alley Pond Park this Sunday.  Held to raise awareness about...

Weprin Statement on Proposed Changes to NYC’s Specialized High Schools

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement regarding the admissions process for New York City’s Specialized High Schools: "After scrutinizing the text of the amended legislation to change the admissions process...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on Proposed Changes to NYC’s Specialized High Schools

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on the proposed plan to change the admissions process for New York City’s Specialized High Schools: "I am disappointed to see that the proposal to change the admissions...

Weprin, Gottfried Call for Passage of Clean Adoptee Rights Bill

Albany, New York – Assemblymembers David I. Weprin, Richard N. Gottfried, Robert C. Carroll, Rebecca A. Seawright, Fred W. Thiele, Jr., Karl Brabenec, and Mark Johns joined advocates from the New York Adoptee Rights Coalition, New York Statewide...

Assembly Passes Weprin Anti-Hazing Bill

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D – Fresh Meadows, Richmond Hill) announced passage of legislation prohibiting physical contact or activity in any organization's initiating ceremony. Introduced in 2014, after the hazing death...

Weprin and Grodenchik Condemn Anti-Semitic, Hateful Graffiti at the Holliswood Hospital

Holliswood, New York – On Friday, Assemblyman David I. Weprin and Councilman Barry S. Grodenchik joined religious clergy, residents, and concerned community advocates for a press conference condemning newly found hateful and anti-Semitic graffiti...

Weprin Announces State Budget Investments for All New Yorkers

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin announced that the New York State has passed an on-time $168.3 billion 2018-19 state budget that includes a nearly $1 billion increase in education funding, significant investments in infrastructure...

Assembly Passes Religious Garb Bill to Prevent Workplace Discrimination

Albany, New York – The State Assembly has passed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman David Weprin (A4977) to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of religious attire, clothing or facial hair. Passage of the ‘Religious Garb Bill’...

Assemblyman David Weprin and Councilman Barry Grodenchik Statement on Hate Graffiti Found in Queens Village

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin and Councilman Barry Grodenchik issued the following joint statement in response to hate graffiti found in the rear of a Mosque under construction in Queens Village: “The anti-Muslim graffiti vandalism...

Assemblyman David Weprin & Rikers Debate Project Hold Public Debate on Voting by Prisoners

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin, Assembly Correction Committee Chair, and the Rikers Debate Project held a public debate on whether people in prison should be given the right to vote. The debate featured students and instructors from...

Assemblyman David Weprin, Councilman Barry Grodenchik Queens Civic Congress & Queens Chamber of Commerce Declare Opposition to Fix NYC Toll Tax

New York, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin, Councilman Barry Grodenchik joined the Queens Civic Congress, Queens Chamber of Commerce, other concerned outer borough residents to express strong opposition to the proposed traffic congestion tolling...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on Proposed Congestion Zone

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed plan to create a congestion zone in New York City: "I am pleased to hear that the Governor did not include tolls on the East River...

Weprin-Led Assembly Coalition Calls for End to Inmate Package Program

Albany, New York – Assembly Correction Committee Chair David I. Weprin joined Assembly Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus Chair N. Nick Perry, Assembly Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol, Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard...

Weprin Donates Hundreds of Toys for Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Richmond Hill, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin continued a holiday tradition this winter by hosting the 24th Assembly District’s 4th annual Holiday Toy Drive to raise donated toys for charitable organizations in the Richmond Hill community...

Weprin Statement on Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin issued the following statement on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: “I applaud the President’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the start of the...

Weprin Receives Perfect Score on EPL/Environmental Advocates Legislative Scorecard

Fresh Meadows, New York – EPL/Environmental Advocates awarded Assemblyman David I. Weprin with a perfect score in their annual Legislative Environmental Scorecard for 2018. Weprin joined Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Environmental Conservation...

Diverse Coalition Rallies Around Weprin Bill for Kosher & Halal Meals in Public Schools

Albany, New York – As New York’s legislators prepare for another legislative session, a broad-based coalition of New York advocates, faith based groups, parents and students rallied in support of legislation to provide halal and kosher meals...

Assemblyman David Weprin & Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik: Homeowners Getting Kicked to the Curb with Sidewalk Repair Costs and Curb Repair Delays

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin and Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik joined Jerry Wind of the Bellerose Hillside Civic Association and local homeowner Paul Krasanoff to call for the passage of legislation that would provide homeowners...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin, Steering Committee member of New York Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, issued the following statement on the attack in Las Vegas: “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families...