Press Releases

MS172 Students Unite to Donate Hundreds of Toys

Bellerose, New York – Hundreds of children across Queens will get a special surprise this holiday season thanks to the Students of Irwin Altman Middle School 172 and Assemblyman David Weprin. Weprin joined MS 172 Principal Jeffery Slivko and Student...

Weprin Hosts South Asian Advisory Panel; Anti-Violence, Rise in Hate Crimes among Topics Discussed

Fresh Meadows, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin and Councilman Barry Grodenchik joined community leaders, residents, and governmental representatives at the 24th Assembly District South Asian Advisory Panel this Sunday. The afternoon panel discussion...

Weprin Delivers School Supplies on Family Math Day

Richmond Hill, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin joined Principal Magdaly Saint Juste and the students of PS 51 Queens to donate supplies raised during Assemblyman David Weprin’s School Supply Drive. The donation was held during PS 51’s...

Junior Olympic Gold Medalist Honored by Weprin

Queens, New York – Two-time Junior Olympic Gold Medalist Estee Ackerman received a New York State Assembly Citation from Assemblyman David Weprin at the Yeshiva University High School for Girls in Hollis, Queens. Ackerman, a high school sophomore...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the Passing of Shimon Peres

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister, President and Nobel Prize Laureate Shimon Peres: “I am saddened to hear of the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister,...

Assemblyman David Weprin Hosts Senior Yoga Day

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister, President and Nobel Prize Laureate Shimon Peres: “I am saddened to hear of the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister,...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on Homeless Shelters in Northeast Queens

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement regarding the status of homeless shelters in Queens: “In July 2014, I, along with a number of other Queens elected officials, met with the Mayor’s office to discuss...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the Passing of Nazma Khanam

Queens, New York - Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement in response to the death of Nazma Khanam: “I am saddened to hear news of the death of Nazma Khanam following yesterday’s deplorable attack in Jamaica Hills. Our community...

New IDNYC "Pop-Up" Enrollment Center at the Sikh Cultural Center

Richmond Hill, NY – The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Assembly Member David Weprin visited one of IDNYC’s newest "Pop-Up" enrollment centers, located at the Sikh Cultural Center. Under the leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio...

Weprin Completes Tour of District Precincts on National Night Out

Hollis, New York – On National Night Out, Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Hollis) visited a number of events hosted by local Queens police precincts. During his tour of events hosted by the NYPD’s 102nd, 105th, 106th, 107th, and 111th precincts;...

Assemblyman David Weprin, Queens Library President Dennis Walcott Announce 2016 Summer Reading Challenge

Hollis, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Hollis) and Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott joined together with children of the Queens Library ‘Drop Everything and Read’ Club at the Queens Library at Hollis to announce the...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on Attacks in Orlando, Florida

Queens, New York - Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement in response to Sunday’s attacks in Orlando, Florida: “A hateful attack against any group is a hateful attack against all of us, an assault on our shared values and...

New York State Assembly Passes ‘Bill of Adoptee Rights’

Albany, New York – Following a multi-year campaign to grant adoptees increased access to their original birth certificates, Assemblyman David Weprin announced the passage of the Adoptee Rights Bill in the New York State Assembly with a final vote...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order Ending State Business with BDS Supporters

New York, NY - Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order to divest public funds from those that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel: “The...

Assemblyman David Weprin, Advocates, Push for Passage of 9-1-1 Reporting Bill to Stop the Abuse of New Yorkers in Homes for the Disabled

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) was joined by bill co-sponsors Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, Assemblymember Alice Cancel, and Assemblymember Thomas Abinanti; as well as Michael Carey of the Jonathan Carey Foundation,...

Assemblyman David Weprin Passes Legislation to Support New Yorkers with Disabilities

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin, Chair of the Assembly Task Force for People with Disabilities, announced the passage of legislation to better serve the needs of New Yorkers with disabilities in honor of this year’s ‘Legislative...

NY Assembly Passes Legislation Increasing Penalties for Machete Assaults

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin announced passage of A8214B, which would include the possession of a ‘machete’ within the class A misdemeanor of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree in New York State. The Weprin...

Assemblyman David Weprin Featured on the Beat by Manhattan Institute Panel Discussion

New York, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Pat Foye, Nicole Gelinas of the Manhattan Institute and Sam Schwartz of Sam Schwartz Engineering participated in a panel discussion, "Getting...

Assemblyman David Weprin, Citizens for Safe Endoscopy Join to Announce Life-Saving, Cost-Cutting ‘Upper Endoscopy Reform Act’

New York, NY - Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows, Richmond Hill) joined Citizens for Safe Endoscopy and the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association today to announce the Upper Endoscopy Reform Act, A9763. Inspired by the death of New York...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the 2016-2017 New York State Budget

Albany, New York – Following passage of the 2016-2017 state budget, Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement: “With measures to extend to paid family leave to all New Yorkers, set an hourly minimum wage of $15, and significant...