Press Releases

Assemblyman Weprin Donated More Than 220 Gifts to Governor Mario & Matilda Raffa Cuomo HeartShare First Step Early Childhood Center

Queens, NY – Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) held a major toy drive drop-off event on Monday, December 22nd, at the Governor Mario & Matilda Raffa Cuomo HeartShare First Step Early Childhood Center in Richmond Hill. The toy drive, which...

Assemblyman Weprin Encourages Children of All Ages to ‘Dig Into Reading’ with Annual Summer Reading Challenge

Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) announced that the Assembly’s annual Summer Reading Challenge is just around the corner. Every year, the Assembly partners with New York State libraries to encourage children to continue reading during...

Assemblyman Weprin, Senator Stavisky, Advocates and Community Leaders Rally for Increased Voter Access at the Polls

Assemblyman David Weprin, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, and several South Asian community leaders held a press conference outside the Queens Board of Elections advocating for passage of their bill A9956/S7402. This bill directs the Queens county board of...

Assemblymember Weprin Rallies at MS 158 with Parents, Educators and Students to Save Beacon Program

This year, the city had proposed to close the MS. 158 Beacon Program – a free after-school program that serves nearly 400 elementary and middle school children in the Queens community – to cut costs in the city budget. Assemblymember David...

Assemblyman Weprin Calls for Passage of Alice’s Law

Assemblyman David Weprin (D -Queens) joined New Yorkers Stand Against Insurance Fraud (NYSAIF) at a press conference to fight auto insurance scams in New York State and demand tougher penalties for those that engage in such criminal acts. “Nine...

State Senator Eric Adams and Assemblyman David Weprin Demand Protection for Consumers Against Price Gouging at Gas Pumps

Assembly Member Weprin Purim and Early Intervention Statement: Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam translates from Hebrew to English to mean repairing the world, generally through public service or acts of kindness to others. During the holiday of Purim I often take time to reflect on what Tikkun Olam means to me as an observant Jew and...

Assemblymember Weprin Statement on Fingerprinting for Food Stamps

In New York State, more than 3 million people are living beneath the federal poverty line. From 2007 to present day that number has increased by 11% according to Federal Census data. More than three million state residents – one in six – now...

Statement on Convention Center in Queens

In 1935, at the height of the Great Depression, a group of retired policemen came together to organize one of the largest international exposition’s the world had ever seen. The end goal: to lift the city out of a crushing economic depression. The...

Assemblyman Weprin Advocates for Adoptee Rights

Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens), members of the Unsealed Initiative, adoptees, and birth mothers, gathered on the steps on City Hall on Sunday, November 6th to voice their support for adoptee rights. In New York, an adopted person cannot access...

Assemblyman Weprin and Doctors Join to Put Out the Smoke in Cars with Kids

Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens), representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics District II New York State, and concerned teenagers joined to emphasize the dangers of smoking in cars which children are present and advocate for smoke-free...

Assemblyman Weprin Holds Town Hall Meeting

Assemblyman Weprin spoke to constituents today at the Samuel Field Y about current legislation in Albany and how this will affect the people of the district. Recently appointed Commissioner of the NYS Dept of Homes and Community Renewal Darryl Towns...

Statement by Assemblyman David I. Weprin on Co-Op Assessments

As many of you know, The New York City Dept. of Finance has determined it is appropriate to raise the single-year impact of final assessment roll in Class 2 by 50%. Throughout the course of this debate over the Department of Finance’s decision...

Assemblyman Weprin Advocates for the Passage of “Adoptee Bill of Rights”

Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens), Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan), members of the Unsealed Initiative, adoptees, and birth mothers, gathered on the steps on City Hall on Sunday May 1st to voice their support for the passage of “The...

Assemblyman David I. Weprin: Budget Reduces Sharp Cuts to NYC Seniors and Working Families

Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Queens) announced that the 2011-12 state budget reduces spending, while maintaining critical funding for those New York City residents who need it most. “Despite the state’s fiscal problems, we could not, in...

Statement from Assemblyman David I. Weprin on NYC Public Schools

Our public school system here in New York City has been under attack in full view of everyone these last several weeks. The driving forces behind this effort have been led by the media, our School Chancellor and our Mayor, and I have to stand up now and...

Assemblyman Weprin and Early Intervention Providers Join to Oppose Budget Cuts

Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) held a press conference, along with Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn), representatives from the offices of State Senator Daniel Sqaudron and Councilmember Julissa Ferraras, members of United New York Early Intervention...

Statement from Assemblyman David Weprin on Congestion Pricing

As often happens in New York politics, we are faced again with the prospect of solving New York City's traffic congestion problem, or at least that is what the advocates of congestion pricing would want you to believe. New York City does have serious...

Statement from Assemblyman David I. Weprin on the Unjustified Elimination of the VSF

As former chairman of the City Council’s Finance Committee and an investment banker, let me try to clear up some of the confusion surrounding the increasingly fashionable political attacks on public-sector-employee benefits, particularly as they...

Assemblyman Weprin Advocates for the Passage of “Adoptee Bill of Rights”

Assemblyman David Weprin (D-24th A.D.), members of the “Unsealed Initiative”, adoptees and birth mothers gathered at the steps on City Hall on Sunday March 6 to voice their support for the passage of Assemblyman Weprin’s legislation; the...