Press Releases

Senator Sean Ryan and Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre Successfully Push New York State to Extend Emergency Certification Program for Educators

Albany – Today, September 22, 2021, New York State Senator Sean Ryan and New York State Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced that the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has agreed to take action as a result of the legislators’...

Statement from Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre on Incoming Governor Kathy Hochul

“Governor Cuomo’s resignation was the right decision for New Yorkers. This moment demands principled, competent leadership and that is exactly what Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will bring to the Executive Mansion. I have had the pleasure...

Statement from Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre

“Today is a sad day for New York. From the outset of the disturbing allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Cuomo, I have maintained how important it is for all such allegations to be taken seriously and investigated accordingly as a proper...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Participates in Roundtable to Help Combat Gun Violence on Long Island

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) announced that she attended a roundtable on Thursday, July 22, in Wyandanch with other local and state officials to discuss initiatives to prevent gun violence in Suffolk County.“The gun violence...

Jean-Pierre Elected Chair of NYS Legislative Women’s Caucus

Albany, NY – On Wednesday, June 9th, 2021, members of the Legislative Women’s Caucus of New York State elected Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) as Chair for the 2021-22 term. The Caucus is an organization of elected...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Passes Legislation to Improve Library System

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) recently announced that four bills she sponsored to improve libraries on Long Island and across the state have passed the Assembly. The legislation includes increased funds for library projects as...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Passes Legislation to Combat Housing Discrimination, Promote Equality

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) announced that she passed a legislative package, including several bills she sponsored, cracking down on housing discrimination and promoting fair access statewide.“Every New Yorker has the...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: National Safe Boating Week Reminds Boaters to Have Fun Safely

“The warmest months of the year are finally upon us and, for many of us here on Long Island, that means it’s time to hit the open water with family and friends. But before we sail off on new adventures, it’s important that boaters brush...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Helps Repeal Certain COVID-19 Restrictions

“As New York’s COVID-19 metrics improve and more New Yorkers get vaccinated, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel of this devastating pandemic. However, it’s important that we review the executive orders put in...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre, Legislator Richberg to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Forum

Suffolk County, New York – New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) and Suffolk County Legislator Jason Richberg (D-West Babylon) are joining forces to host an online forum pertaining to the COVID-19 vaccine this Thursday,...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Statement on Guilty Verdict in the Chauvin Trial

“With today’s verdict comes a deep sense of relief to the loved ones of George Floyd and all those who stand for justice and accountability under the law. George Floyd should still be with us today, and my heartfelt prayers continue to be...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State Budget Invests in Long Island Families

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed stark inequities in our country and state, with the rich getting richer while families of lesser means faced an even steeper hill to climb. Across New York, people were left unemployed, struggling financially,...

Senator Sean Ryan and Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre Secure Nearly $130 Million in Funding for Libraries in the State Budget

Albany – Today, April 6, 2021, New York State Senator Sean Ryan and New York State Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced that the state budget for FY 2021-2022 includes nearly $130 million in total aid to public libraries across New York...

Assemblymember Jean-Pierre: Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana Will Help Move New York Forward

“From denying access to critical services such as housing, student loans and employment opportunities to revoking a person’s right to vote, draconian drug laws have disproportionately targeted communities of color for decades. That’s...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Assembly Budget Proposal Invests in Education, Child Care and Libraries

“We’ve faced unprecedented challenges over the last year and, now more than ever, we must continue funding the vital services and resources that our communities rely on. The Assembly budget proposal makes bold investments in education, child...

Assemb. Jean-Pierre, Sen. Benjamin, First Company Pink Announce ‘Eleonora Legacy Act’ Expanding Mammogram Access to Incarcerated Women

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) and Senator Brian Benjamin (D-Bronx) have announced that they have introduced new legislation (A.2147/S.5119) known as the “Eleonora Legacy Act” which will provide incarcerated...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Introduces Bill to Reduce Petition Signature Threshold, Protect Public Health

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) announced she is sponsoring legislation to temporarily reduce the number of signatures that candidates must collect for library board of trustees and school board nominating petitions due to the...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Helps Repeal ‘Walking While Trans’ Loitering Law

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) announced that she co-sponsored and helped pass legislation to repeal an anti-loitering statute from the New York penal code, commonly known as the “Walking While Trans” law (A.3355).“Repealing...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre to Attend First Education Budget Hearing as Committee Leader

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) announced that she will attend her first joint budget hearing on education as chair of the Assembly Committee on Libraries and Education Technology. The joint budget hearing will be held virtually...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Appointed chair of Assembly Committee on Libraries and Education Technology

“I’m honored to have been appointed chair of the Assembly Committee on Libraries and Education Technology. I want to thank Speaker Carl Heastie for the opportunity to further advocate for these critical community institutions and advance legislation...