Press Releases

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre and Presiding Officer Gregory Celebrate Haitian Flag Day with 100+ Community Members

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre and Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory celebrated Haitian Flag Day last Thursday at the Wyandanch Public Library. The event was a success with more than 100 community members and leaders participating in...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Condemns Lindenhurst Hate Crime

“The racist flier found in an innocent Lindenhurst family’s mailbox is sickening. We all have the right to feel safe in our homes and our communities, and this crime is a violation of that right. While the Suffolk County Police work to hold...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Reflects On the Meaning of Memorial Day

“Our soldiers have made unimaginable sacrifices throughout our nation’s history. This Memorial Day, I extend my sincerest gratitude to the families of those who have fallen while defending our freedoms. Their service and dedication to our country...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Fighting for Real Reforms to NY’s Education System

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced she sponsored legislation that passed the assembly ensuring education policy changes enacted as part of the 2015-16 state budget do not put students at a disadvantage in the classroom or pressure...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Takes a Stand Against Domestic Violence

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced the Assembly passed a series of bills to address the issue of domestic violence and provide better assistance, protection and justice to victims throughout New York State. “The statistics...

It’s 2015. Time for Equal Pay for Equal Work

“On April 14, Equal Pay Day, I stood with women all across New York to offer my support. Today, I continued fighting for full women’s equality by supporting measures that will ensure equal pay for equal work for all women across New York State....

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Backs Plan to Delay Teacher Evaluation System Until 2016

“Over the last several weeks, I have listened to the concerns of schools all across my district. I agree with Chancellor Tisch and support her plan to push the teacher evaluation deadline back from November 2015 to September 2016, During the budget...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre: The Gender Pay Gap Affects Us All

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced she will be joining women and men across the country in observance of Equal Pay Day. The occasion stands to raise awareness of the pay disparity women in the workforce endure when compared to their...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Announces Establishment of Tax Free Zone at Republic Airport

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D- Babylon) announced the creation of a tax-free START-UP NY zone at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale. The 2015-16 New York State budget includes plans to designate Republic Airport and Stewart Airport, in Orange...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Helps Secure Over $500,000 in Funding for the Community

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D- Babylon) announced the procurement of state funding for a number of programs in the 11th Assembly District. The 2015-16 budget includes allotments for five programs in the Town of Babylon totaling $510,000 (A.3003-C). “I...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Announces ‘Women of Distinction Awards’ Event

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced her first annual “Women of Distinction Awards” ceremony. The event will honor women in the 11th Assembly District who have contributed to the growth of the community or simply impacted...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre: ‘Families First’ Budget Will Help Long Islanders Become More Financially Stable

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced the passage of the Assembly’s one-house “Families First” state budget proposal (E.203). The budget proposal continues to move New York forward by increasing funding for education,...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Announces Caucus’ Legislative Push for “The People’s Priorities”

“As a member of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, I stand by our commitment to ensure the budget and other legislative initiatives properly advocate and express the needs of low income and minority communities....

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre to Serve on Climate Change Work Group

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced her appointment to the Climate Change Work Group. In an effort to decrease greenhouse gas emissions that have adversely affected our communities, the group will discuss potential initiatives to reduce and combat...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Collects Over 2,000 “Valentines for Vets” Cards from Local School Children

In honor of our veterans on Valentine’s Day, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre helped organize over 2,000 Valentines cards, from local elementary school students, as part of her “Valentines for Vets” program. In an effort to show love...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Receives Committee Assignments

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced her appointment to the Economic Development, Transportation, Local Governments, Mental Health, and the Banks Committees. “I am honored to be entrusted to serve on the committees as a newly...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Congratulates New Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

"Today is not only an important day in the Assembly but also a historic moment in New York State’s history as we elected the first black speaker. I applaud Speaker Heastie and am excited to work with him as he leads the Assembly forward. Just...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Calls for Greater Consumer Protections to Lower Utility Costs

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced her support for legislation that will create the New York State Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate (UCA). The bill will establish the Utility Consumer Advocate, an independent advocate, to represent the...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre applauds the Governor’s Opportunity Agenda

“Today, Governor Cuomo presented his vision for the future of New York State. I’m glad that he recognizes the need to give hardworking New Yorkers a fair chance at providing for their families. That’s why I will stand alongside the Governor...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Pays Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for being a remarkable man, humanitarian, great civil rights leader and overall a global figure, we must also take time to consider how our actions today can reflect Dr. King’s values and embrace his...