Press Releases

Statement from Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre

“I am deeply disappointed by the State University of New York (SUNY) Charter Schools Committee’s shameful decision to move forward with the issuance of The Academy Charter School’s proposal for a charter school here in Wyandanch. Following...

Assemblymember Jean-Pierre: With Democracy at Stake, Events of January 6th Can Never Happen Again

“One year ago today, our nation’s Capitol endured its worst attack since the War of 1812 by a mob of violent insurrectionists who sought to overturn a free and fair election, disrupt the lawful transition of power and tear away at the fabric...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State of the State Gives Hope for Childcare, Public Education in 2022 Legislative Session

“Governor Hochul’s State of the State address and the beginning of a new state legislative session spell hope on important fronts. Last year, the Assembly made significant progress in improving public libraries and early childhood education....

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: New Housing Discrimination Laws Help Ensure Equal Treatment for All Homebuyers

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) announced that four bills she sponsored and passed to promote equal treatment and combat discrimination in the real estate industry were signed into law by the governor.“The 2019 Newsday report...

Assemblymember Jean-Pierre and Senator Ryan Announce Signing of Bill to Enhance Funding Assistance for Libraries

New York State Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre and Senator Sean Ryan have announced that their legislation (A.7021/S.6511) to amend library funding eligibility requirements has been signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul.Senator Ryan and Assemblymember...

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...