Press Releases

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...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Appears on Inside City Hall to Discuss Black Youth Suicide

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New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Lindenhurst) appeared on Thursday night’s edition of Inside City Hall with Errol Louis to discuss a recent study showing a rise in suicide attempts among black teenagers over the past 30 years[1],...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Secures Grant for Amityville Police Department

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre is pictured with several members of the Amityville Village Police Department, Chief Glenn C. Slack, Amityville Village Mayor Dennis Siry, and Village Trustees Kevin Smith, Jessica Bernius, and Michael O’Neill.
New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) recently secured a capital grant for the Amityville Village Police Department in the amount of $133K. The grant has allowed the Department to purchase three new state-of-the-art police...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Secures State Grant for Copiague Fire District

Pictured from left to right are Copiague Fire District Commissioner William Crothers, Jr., Vice Chairman Arthur Steigert, and Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre.
New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) recently secured a $125,000 capital grant for the Copiague Fire District. These funds, which were obtained through New York’s ‘State and Municipal Facilities Program,’...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Secures Funding for Long Island Libraries

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) announced that the state Education Department has released nearly $77,000 in construction funding, which was included in the 2018-19 state budget, for local libraries.“Libraries not only enable...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Bill Expanding Mammogram Coverage Signed into Law

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that legislation she authored along with Senator Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood) requiring insurance companies to cover annual mammogram screenings for New York women aged 35 to 39, known as Shannon’s...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Delinking Test Scores and Teacher Evaluations Puts Focus on Students, Not Scores

“Nobody knows better how our kids learn than their teachers — they’re there every step of the way with guidance and encouragement. Every young New Yorker deserves a quality education that will help them build a strong future, and that starts...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre, Senators Brooks and Boyle Hold Joint Press Conference Regarding Wyandanch School District

Wyandanch, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Senator John Brooks, and Senator Phil Boyle today announced passage of legislation authorizing the State Commissioner of Education to appoint a monitor to oversee the Wyandanch Union...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Secures $125K Grant for East Farmingdale Fire Company

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Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) recently presented the East Farmingdale Volunteer Fire Company with a $125,000 New York State capital grant that she was able to secure from the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget. The funds from this grant...