Press Releases

Assemblyman David Weprin Testimony on Proposed TLC Rules Regarding Accessibility

Good afternoon, I’d like to thank TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi for inviting me here to speak today. I’m glad to come out here and share my opinion on the TLC’s proposed rules regarding accessibility. For those of you who don’t know...

Assemblyman David Weprin, Councilman Barry Grodenchik Announce One-Way Conversion at MS 172

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin and Councilman Barry Grodenchik joined Irwin Altman Middle School Principal 172 Jeffrey Slivko, Community Board 13 District Manager Mark McMillan and NYC DOT’s CB 13 Borough Planner Craig Chin to...

Assemblyman David Weprin Kicks Off Rain Barrel Distribution at District Office

Fresh Meadows, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin kicked off his second rail barrel giveaway of the year at his Fresh Meadows District Office this week. The rain barrel distribution, which is running from July 17th through July 21st, is part of...

Assemblyman David Weprin Denounces Hate Graffiti at the Holliswood Hospital Site

Holliswood, New York – After personally seeing hate graffiti at the site of the former Holliswood Hospital in his neighborhood this past weekend, Assemblyman David Weprin stood with Councilman Barry Grodenchik, Senator Leroy Comrie, religious leaders...

Corrections Chair David Weprin, Assemblymember Carmen De La Rosa Call for 7-Day Visitation at NY Medium Security Prisons and Restoration of Free Transportation for Visiting

Albany, New York –Assemblyman David Weprin, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Correction, and Assemblymember De La Rosa called for the restoration of seven day visiting at New York State medium-security prisons as well as for the reinstatement of...

Assemblyman David Weprin Breast Cancer Awareness

Each year breast cancer kills as many as 40,000 women in the United States. These numbers are of great concern to community leaders such as Assemblyman David Weprin as the number of breast cancer cases continue to grow in parts of Queens. Over the years...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on the National Puerto Rican Day Parade: “Despite my steadfast support for the Puerto Rican community in New York, it has become clear to me that the controversy...

David Weprin joins Giselle Cordero, Saul Weprin Memorial Scholarship Award Winner, at Queens College

Flushing, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin joined NYC Urban Fellow and 2017 Saul Weprin Memorial Scholarship Award recipient, Giselle Cordero, at Queens College’s Baccalaureate Honors Convocation Thursday night. Established at the College...

Weprin Introduces Bill to Provide Kosher & Halal Meals in Schools

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Assemblyman David I. Weprin has introduced legislation (A7231) to require New York City public schools to provide students who have religious dietary restrictions, with appropriate meal options. A7231 adds language to the New York...

Assemblyman Weprin, Sikh Cultural Society & Elected Officials Stand with Sikh Taxi Driver Harkirat Singh

Richmond Hill, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin joined Sikh taxi driver Harkirat Singh at the Sikh Cultural Society in response to an aggressive bias crime that took place while Mr. Singh was on duty in the Bronx. After taking four passengers...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement Regarding Comments by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement in response regarding comments by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer: “I was angered to hear White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments, on the first...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the Passing of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement in response to the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam: “I was saddened to hear of the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Associate Judge of the New York Court of...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the 2017 - 2018 New York State Budget

Albany, New York – Following passage of the 2017 - 2018 State budget, Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement: “New York made some large strides by providing scholarships for students from middle-income families, raising...

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. Today’s 117-6 vote marks the fourth time...

Assemblyman David Weprin and Major Advocacy Coalition Stand Together to Oppose Proposed Visitation Cuts at Maximum Security Prisons

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Correction, joined his colleagues on the Correction Committee, as well as other elected officials and prison reform advocates to stand in opposition to the proposed reduction...

Assemblyman David Weprin and Major Advocacy Coalition Stand Together to Oppose Proposed Visitation Cuts at Maximum Security Prisons

New York, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Correction, was joined by a broad coalition of prison reform advocates on the steps of City Hall to stand in opposition to the proposed reduction of visitation days...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on Executive Order on Immigration

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on the Executive Order on Immigration: "On Friday, the President issued a morally reprehensible and unconstitutional Executive Order that seeks to ban certain refugees and...

Assemblyman David Weprin Appointed Chair of the Assembly Committee on Correction

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin was appointed Chair of the New York Assembly Committee on Correction for the 2017 – 2018 Legislative Session. Elected to represent the 24th Assembly District in Queens in 2010, Weprin previously...

Weprin Donates Hundreds of Toys Raised from Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Richmond Hill, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin continued a holiday tradition this fall by hosting the 24th Assembly District’s 3rd annual Holiday Toy Drive. The Holiday Toy Drive, which began in November 2016, was arranged to benefit charitable...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on NYPD Announcement Authorizing Sikh Officers to Wear Turbans

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on the NYPD announcement authorizing Sikh Officers to wear Turbans: “I was elated to hear today’s NYPD announcement authorizing Sikh officers the option to wear...