Press Releases

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...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Legislation Combats Financial Hardships, Ensures People Can Stay in Their Homes

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our daily lives, tenants and small landlords are facing devastating financial hardship. No New Yorker should live in fear of losing the roof over their head due to lost income in such a difficult situation,...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Bill Ensuring COVID-19 Contact Tracers are Representative of Communities They Serve Signed into Law

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) announced that legislation she authored to ensure that COVID-19 contact tracers adequately represent the diversity of communities they serve was signed into law (Ch. 294of 2020).“As we continue...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre, Local Officials Facilitate Winter Clothing Donation for Nonprofit

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) – in conjunction with her county and town government colleagues – recently helped coordinate a large winter clothing donation from a Farmingdale-based company to Cops N’...

Assemblymember Jean-Pierre Meets with Suffolk County PAL Youth Members

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) recently met with more than a dozen summer youth employees from the Suffolk County Police Athletic League (PAL) where she answered questions and discussed her various experiences as...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Passes Legislation Protecting New Yorkers from Discrimination by Real Estate Brokers and Agents

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) has announced that the Assembly has passed legislation (A.8903-A) to help end discriminatory practices in the real estate industry that disproportionately affect minority homebuyers....

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre calls on Stop & Shop to Reinstate Hazard Pay for Essential Workers

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she has sent a letter to Stop & Shop CEO Gordon Reid urging him to reinstate the company’s hazard pay for their employees.“Stop & Shop employees have been working diligently...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Hosts Online Emergency Preparedness Presentation

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) hosted a virtual emergency preparedness presentation in partnership with the Red Cross on Tuesday. Long Island residents learned about how to respond during crises ranging from local emergencies...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Now is NOT the Time for a Charter School in Wyandanch

“It has recently come to my attention that a newly established organization is attempting to locate a charter school within the Wyandanch Union Free School District. Let me be as clear as I can possibly be: I categorically oppose any attempt to establish...

Governor Cuomo Announces $65M NY Forward Child Care Expansion Incentive

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) is pleased to share that Governor Andrew Cuomo this week announced $65 million in federal CARES Act funding will be made available for childcare providers statewide through the New...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Introduces Legislation Cutting Costs for Face Coverings

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) has announced that she recently introduced legislation (A.10570) to exempt the purchase of cloth face coverings from sales and use taxes. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to...