Press Releases

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...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State Monitor Selected to Oversee Wyandanch Schools

New York State Senator John Brooks (D-Seaford), Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights), and Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) learned that the New York State Department of Education has officially appointed Albert Chase as the State Fiscal...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: 2020-21 State Budget Includes Measure to Cap Insulin Costs, Protect Long Island Residents

“My top priority has always been looking out for the health and well-being of Long Island families, and our battle with COVID-19 has only strengthened this commitment. No one should ever have to put their health at risk because they can’t afford...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State Budget Doesn’t Do Enough for Long Island Families

“In the face of an unprecedented public health crisis and economic downturn, my fellow legislators and I faced difficult choices during the budget process. While I’m disappointed that we couldn’t fund everything or advance all of our bold...

Assemblymember Jean-Pierre Passes Legislation to Provide Guaranteed Sick Leave Amidst Corona Virus Outbreak

“As we come together to confront the unprecedented public health threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s critical that we do everything we can to protect New Yorkers’ health and economic security. That’s why I helped pass legislation,...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Passes Emergency Funding to Address COVID-19

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she recently helped pass a measure that allocates $40 million in emergency funding to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) (Ch. 23 of 2020).“As we hear more about...

Assemb. Jean-Pierre Honors Two Local Leaders with Inaugural ‘Delano Stewart’ Award

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre is pictured with Elaine Gross, Founder/President of ERASE Racism
New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Lindenhurst) recently participated in the 49th Annual Legislative Conference Weekend hosted in Albany by the New York State Association of Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian (BPHA) Legislative...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Grant Funding Available through ‘Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes’ Program

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Lindenhurst) announced that $45 million in grant funding is available on a statewide basis and will be administered by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES)....

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State of the State Proposals Will Lower Health Care Costs and Protect Long Island Residents

“From enacting measures that promote inclusivity to passing groundbreaking climate change laws, this past year was filled with victories for New York State. As we begin a new year and legislative session, the State of the State proposals announced...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Introduces Legislation to Combat Housing Discrimination on Long Island

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she introduced legislation, along with Senator Jim Gaughran (D-Huntington) to prevent real estate agents and brokers from discriminating against minority homebuyers. This comes after a recent...