Press Releases

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...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Introduces Legislation to Cap Insulin Costs

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she introduced a bill that would create a cap on the price of prescription insulin (A.8103). “New Yorkers should be able to look out for their health without facing overwhelming financial...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Legislation Supports New Yorkers with Disabilities

“On Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day, I helped passed a series of bills strengthening the rights of New Yorkers with disabilities, from helping them grain financial stability so they can live their lives independently to giving them recourse...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Legislation Supports New Yorkers with Disabilities

“On Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day, I helped passed a series of bills strengthening the rights of New Yorkers with disabilities, from helping them grain financial stability so they can live their lives independently to giving them recourse...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Assembly Legislation Helps Victims of Domestic Violence Seek Justice and Heal

“The trauma of domestic violence – be it physical, emotional or psychological – can make it difficult for victims to come forward. If and when these brave individuals decide to speak out and face their abusers, they deserve to be heard...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre, Red Cross Partner to Install Smoke Alarms across 11th District

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre is pictured installing a smoke alarm at the home of a Wyandanch resident.
New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) recently partnered with the American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms for residents throughout the 11th Assembly District. The installation event was part of the Red Cross’...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Honors Local Women at 2019 Women of Distinction Awards

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Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) honored 21 extraordinary Long Island women at her 4th annual Women of Distinction Award ceremony, which was held on April 6 at Dominican Village in Amityville. The event recognizes local women for their remarkable...

FY2019-20 Budget Includes Critical Limousine Safety Legislation Championed by Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) has announced that the FY2019-20 Enacted Budget includes key components of limousine safety legislation that she previously introduced. Limousine regulations have been a subject of...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State Budget Provides Vital Resources for Long Island Families

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) announced that she helped pass the 2019-20 New York State Budget, which includes measures and funding vital to Long Island communities such as increased funding for local schools and more affordable...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State Budget Ensures Critical Funding for Localities

“All too often, tight budgets force local governments to cut programs and services or raise taxes in order to scrape by. That’s why I fought tooth and nail to direct critical funding to Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) in the final...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre, Senator David Carlucci Introduce Legislation to Fight Black Youth Suicide

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) has announced that she recently introduced legislation (A.6740) to establish a black youth suicide prevention task force to examine, evaluate and determine remedies for improving mental health and preventing...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Long Island Families Deserve Quality, Affordable Child Care

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she helped pass the Assembly’s 2019-20 state budget proposal, which provides vital child care funding to help offset rising costs and help Long Island families achieve economic stability.“The...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Recognizes SCPD Deputy Commissioner at Annual BPHA Caucus Weekend

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre is pictured with New York State Senator and Master of Ceremonies Leroy Comrie (D-Queens) and Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis.
New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) recently participated in the 48th Annual Legislative Conference Weekend hosted in Albany by the New York State Association of Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian (BPHA) Legislators. The...