Press Releases

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: LaFrancis Hardiman School’s removal from state ‘priority list’ is huge win for students, teachers

“LaFrancis Hardiman School in Wyandanch was removed from the state Education Department’s priority list today, meaning that the school is no longer at risk of being placed under the receivership of the local district superintendent. This change...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Statement on Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

“As a Haitian-American, I am outraged by the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the nearly 60,000 Haitians living in the United States. Ending TPS as Haiti continues to recover from its worst catastrophe...

Important LIRR Double Track Project Construction and Detour Information

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) would like to make Long Island residents aware of the following information pertaining to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Double Track Project. The Double Track Project will improve service and reliability...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Leads New York State Delegation to Haiti

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) recently led a delegation of officials to the Republic of Haiti to build upon the existing relationship between the New York State and Haiti. The New York State Haitian Delegation has been a fundamental resource...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Reducing Access to Affordable Birth Control is an Attack on Women

“Access to affordable birth control protects a woman’s health safety and her right to decide if she is prepared to start or continue to grow her family. The misguided decision by the federal government to roll back requirements for employers...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre to Dreamers: America is your Home

“From the very beginning, America has been a beacon of hope for immigrants from across the globe who are willing to work hard for a better life. Diversity is our greatest strength, built on our deep-rooted belief in equality and freedom. However,...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Joins More Than 1,800 Fellow American Leaders in Declaring “We Are With Dreamers”

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced today that she had joined more than 1,860 fellow leaders in signing onto a new “We Are with Dreamers” statement calling on President Trump to preserve the successful Deferred Action...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Hosts Annual Fitness Event to Promote Healthy Living

On Saturday, Aug. 19, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) brought the community together for a day of fitness and fun at her annual “Sweaty Summer Saturday” event. The activities took place at Herman Griem Park in Wheatley Heights,...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Early Detection Critical in Fight Against Breast Cancer

Sadly, many of us know someone who has heroically battled breast cancer or whose life was tragically taken too soon by the disease. But early diagnosis--when the cancer is most treatable--can make all the difference. It saves lives, and that’s why...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Statement Regarding Tragedy at 27A/S 13th Street

I am extremely saddened by the tragic loss of Pauline Aluska, and my thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. I have been in contact with the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding the installation...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: There’s No Place for Hateful Rhetoric in This State

“I strongly condemn the racist and hateful comments made by Daniel Loeb in reference to Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. Senator Stewart-Cousins has broken down barriers and shattered glass ceilings, and while Mr. Loeb litters our discourse...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Urges Community to Come Together Against Gang Violence and Hate

“Our community is under siege by violent gangs who threaten the safety of our families. But we will never let hate triumph–we recognize that our diversity is our greatest strength, and we will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder, fighting...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Basketball Tournament Helps Fight Against Hunger

This past Saturday, Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) held her 2nd annual Hoops for Hunger event, a basketball tournament to raise awareness and collect food donations for the United Veterans Beacon House in the Town of Babylon. Hundreds of participants...

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Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Neighbors Coming Together Event a Huge Success

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) highlighted the success of her recent Neighbors Coming Together event, which brought members of our community of all faiths together for a day of unity. “Regardless of our different backgrounds and faiths,...

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Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Legislation Helps Superstorm Sandy Victims

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that legislation she introduced to provide income tax relief to people who were forced to withdraw funds from certain retirement accounts to repair their homes from Superstorm Sandy has passed the...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Passes Legislation Protecting Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

“As a mother, there is nothing I wouldn’t do to protect my daughter, and as an elected official, it is my job to help protect each and every child in our community. That’s why I passed legislation that would give a stronger voice to victims...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Copiague Library Receives Funding for Upgrades

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that the Copiague Memorial Public Library has been awarded a New York State library grant to help complete much-needed renovations, including upgrading the restrooms to comply with the Americans...