Press Releases

Assemblyman David Weprin Hosts the 24th Assembly District South Asian Advisory Panel

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows, Richmond Hill) was joined by community leaders, governmental representatives, and concerned residents of the 24th Assembly District at the 24th Assembly District South Asian Advisory...

Assemblyman David Weprin Joins the River Fund of New York to Donate Over 1000 lbs. of Food

Richmond Hill, New York – On Friday, Assemblyman David Weprin joined New York River Fund Outcome & Expectations Coordinator Okeano Bell, Logistics Team Member Rakesh Sohanlall, and Logistics Team Member Rajendranand Basdeo to donate over 1000 lbs....

State Assembly Unanimously Passes Weprin-Sponsored ‘Alice’s Law’ Bill to Impose Tough Criminal Penalties on Those Who Engage in Staged Motor Vehicle Accidents

Albany, New York – Today, the New York State Assembly unanimously passed ‘Alice’s Law,’ A2615B, a major motor vehicle insurance fraud reform law sponsored by Assemblyman David I. Weprin. ‘Alice’s Law’ positions New York...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the Passing of Assemblymember Barbara Clark

It is with great sadness that I join my Assembly colleagues today to mourn the passing of one of our most devoted legislators, the Honorable Barbara M. Clark. Serving in the Assembly since 1987, Assemblymember Clark was a dedicated advocate for quality...

Assemblyman David Weprin and the NYS Department of Taxation & Finance Join to Kick-Off the Tax Season with a FREE Facilitated Self-Assistance Tax Preparation Site to Help Queens Residents File their Taxes

Richmond Hill, New York –Assemblyman David Weprin and the NYS Department of Taxation & Finance were joined by State Committeeman (AD-24) Dr. Taj Rajkumar, representatives from Community Board 9, the Richmond Hill Lions club and the Richmond Hill...

Weprin Elected as Co-President of the National Association of Jewish Legislators

Assemblyman David I. Weprin has been elected to serve as the National Co-President of the National Association of Jewish State Legislators (NAJL). Weprin will be serving with other state legislators on the national board of the organization, responsible...

Assembly member David Weprin Joins Governor Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Congressman Gregory Meeks & 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers in the #FightFor15

New York, NY – On Monday, January 4th 2016, Assemblyman David Weprin (D - Richmond Hill) joined Governor Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Congressman Gregory Meeks & other elected officials at the...

Assemblyman David Weprin Joins With Community to Donate Over 400 Toys to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens

Queens, New York – On Tuesday Evening, Assemblyman David Weprin was joined by John J. DeCristoforo, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, and others to gift collected toys to the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens in Richmond...

Assemblyman David Weprin & AARP Honor Editha Santiago, NYS Recipient of the AARP I ♥ Caregivers Award

Queens, New York – On Tuesday morning, Assemblyman Weprin and the AARP joined together to honor Editha Santiago with a New York State Assembly Proclamation and the AARP I ♥ Caregivers award. Ms. Santiago was chosen as the New York State recipient...

NYS Assemblyman David Weprin Proudly Sponsors the American Debate League Queens Fall Classic Debate Tournament

Queens, New York – On Saturday, December 12th, the American Debate League hosted the Queens Fall Classic Debate Tournament at M.S. 172 in Glen Oaks, Queens, NY. As debate programs have been a recent addition to after school programs in Queens, this...

Assemblyman David Weprin, Senator Tony Avella, Councilman Barry Grodenchik, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman Stand Together to Oppose Move NY’s Proposed East River ‘Toll-Tax Scheme’

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) was joined by Senator Tony Avella, Councilman Barry Grodenchik, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens Civic Congress, Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free, and...

Weprin Kicks-Off 2015 Summer Reading Challenge

Richmond Hill, NY – In partnership with New York State libraries, Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D – Richmond Hill) today announced the kickoff of the Assembly’s annual Summer Reading Challenge. The primary goal of the program is to encourage...

Assembly Passes Weprin’s Disabilities Awareness Legislative Package

Albany, NY – This past Monday, in an effort to further improve the quality of life for New Yorkers living with disabilities, the Assembly passed a series of bills and legislative resolutions sponsored by Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D – Fresh...

Avella, Weprin Unveil Renamed Briarwood Station

Briarwood, NY – Today, Senator Tony Avella and Assemblyman David Weprin were joined by Seymour “Sy” Schwartz, president of the Briarwood Community Association, to announce the renaming of the Briarwood subway station. While undergoing...

Weprin, Lancman, DOT & Community Leaders Unveil One-Way Converted 168 St.

Jamaica Hills, NY – Today, Assemblyman David Weprin, Councilman Rory Lancman, Senator Leroy Comrie, and Nicole Garcia – Deputy Borough Commissioner for Queens Department of Transportation (DOT) were joined by community leaders and members of...

Assembly Unanimously Passes Weprin’s Resolution Proclaiming March 2015 as Early-Intervention Month

Albany, New York – The New York State Assembly today unanimously passed a legislative resolution introduced by Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D – Fresh Meadows) memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March of 2015, as ‘Early Intervention...

Assemblyman Weprin & Major Queens Civic-Community Coalition Stand Together to Oppose Move NY’s Proposed ‘Toll-Tax Scheme’

Queens, New York – At a press conference today, Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) was joined by the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens Civic Congress, Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free, and other community-small business advocates to strongly...

Assemblyman David Weprin, Sponsoring Members & NY Advocacy Groups Unveil New Adoptee Bill of Rights

Albany, NY – At a press conference today, with a dozen New York adoptee rights advocacy members, Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D – Fresh Meadows) stood with several Sponsoring Assembly Members on both sides of the aisle to unveil the new Adoptee...

Assemblyman Weprin Celebrated 36th Anniversary of Young Israel of Jamaica Estates “YIJE: Our Shul & Our Home”

Queens, NY – Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Richmond Hill) attended the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates’ 36th anniversary celebration this past Saturday at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst, N.Y. “Since its inception in 1978, the shul,...

Assemblyman Weprin Donated More Than 350 Pounds of Food to Benefit the Homeless Individuals & Families in Richmond Hill

Queens, NY – Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Richmond Hill) held an annual food drive drop-off event today at the River Fund New York’s main location in Richmond Hill, Queens. The food drive, which began in late November of 2014, was arranged...