Press Releases

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Passes Legislation to Make Voting More Accessible and Limit Influence of Special Interests

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she helped pass measures to modernize New York’s electoral process and close the limited liability corporation (LLC) loophole in the state’s campaign finance law. “Government...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: We Can’t Wait Any Longer for Equal Pay

“It’s 2018, yet women still earn less than men for the same work. We tell young women that they can accomplish anything they set out to do, but the reality is that we have a lot more work to do to level the playing field. Today is Equal Pay...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Secures Funding in State Budget to Combat Gun Violence in Wyandanch

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she secured $100,000 in the 2018-19 state budget to fund a SNUG initiative in Wyandanch. SNUG (guns spelled backward) works to reduce the number of shootings in neighborhoods that disproportionately...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State Budget Ensures Local Students Have the Resources They Need to Grow

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she helped pass the 2018-19 state budget, which includes increased funding for education to help students succeed from the first day of pre-K through college graduation. “Every student...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Bill Supporting Early Breast Cancer Detection Again Passes Assembly

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) has announced that A.6731-C, better known as “Shannon’s Law,” has once again passed the full Assembly. “I am thankful to my Assembly colleagues for once again passing...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Assembly Budget Provides Critical Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis

“We’ve seen time and time again the devastating effects the opioid epidemic has had on families in Suffolk County and across the state, and it continues to be one of the most pressing issues in our area. “Opioid overdoses were responsible...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Assembly Budget Proposal Invests in Long Island Schools

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that the 2018-19 Assembly state budget proposal increases funding for public schools by $1.5 billion more than last year, for a total of $27.1 billion in school aid, and invests in college opportunity...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Stands Up for Women’s Rights

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she helped pass a legislative package to strengthen women’s rights, ensure access to contraception and abortion and protect New Yorkers from discrimination for reproductive health decisions...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Takes Action to Protect Long Island from Gun Violence

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she helped pass legislation to prevent gun violence and protect Long Islanders. The legislative package includes measures to ban bump stocks and prevent individuals deemed a danger to themselves...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Bill Giving Consumers Greater Voice on Proposed Utility Rate Hikes Passes Assembly

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) has announced that the New York Assembly passed A. 8837, which would require utility companies to post notices of public hearings concerning rate hikes on monthly bills. The bill will now be...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Recognizes Babylon Official in Albany

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre is pictured with Babylon Councilwoman Jackie Gordon, recipient of the Joseph L. Galiber Award, at the 47th Annual NYS BPHA Legislative Conference Weekend. Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre is pictured with Babylon Councilwoman Jackie...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre, Local Leaders Condemn Latest Trump Remarks

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) today joined local leaders in denouncing the latest remarks made by President Trump regarding immigrants, when he questioned why the United States welcomes immigrants from “shithole countries.”...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State of the State Proposals Would Reform the Criminal Justice System and Spur Economic Development

“As New York continues moving toward a bright and prosperous future, this year’s State of the State proposals are a promising next step. The governor’s priorities include measures that will help reform our criminal justice system and improve...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: 2018 Brings Paid Family Leave and Higher Minimum Wage for Working Families

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that the state’s new paid family leave program, as well as a minimum wage increase for workers statewide, are going into effect for the New Year. The minimum wage increase and paid family leave...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Trump’s Latest Comments on Immigrants are Disgraceful

“President Trump’s alleged comments about Haitian and Nigerian immigrants are not only appalling and disrespectful, but they undermine the principles our leaders are supposed to represent. We’re a nation of immigrants. Our strength lies...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Hosts Annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre is pictured with the guest of honor, Santa Clause. New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) recently hosted a Breakfast with Santa event at Holy Trinity Baptist Church in North Amityville. The event featured...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Net Neutrality Repeal Hurts Hardworking New Yorkers, Small Businesses

“The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to repeal net neutrality is not only shortsighted and ill-conceived, it’s a slap in the face to consumers and businesses. It puts the interests and profits of big telecommunications...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Long Island Awarded $84.3 Million in REDC grants

“At the annual Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Awards, Long Island was awarded $84.3 million in state funding that will be used to create more good-paying jobs, allow local businesses to expand and attract new businesses to our region....

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: New Yorkers Deserve Protection Against Domestic Abusers

“For far too long, our nation has lived with the looming fear and tragic effects of gun violence. Men with a history of violence, specifically against women, committed nine of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in United States history,1 and nearly...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Tax Reform Bill Will Negatively Impact Long Islanders

“Over the weekend, while most of us were sleeping, the Senate rushed through a major overhaul of the federal tax code. This so-called reform bill benefits the wealthiest Americans at the expense of working and middle-class families, especially here...