Press Releases

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre is Fighting for Critical Funding to Improve Our Communities

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she is working to secure grants totaling $670,000 to complete infrastructure projects throughout the town of Babylon. “This funding is critical to help rebuild and beautify our neighborhoods...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Applauds Proposal to Provide Free College Tuition to Thousands of New York Students

“Yesterday, Governor Cuomo unveiled a plan to provide free college tuition to thousands of middle- and low- income students here on Long Island and across the state. Affordable tuition is something that I’ve been fighting to pass – New...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Bill Expanding Access to Independent Living Services for Suffolk Residents Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced a bill she authored permitting the Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) to operate service centers throughout the county has passed the Assembly (A.9950). The bill amends SILO’s original...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Legislation to Support Local Fire Districts Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced the Assembly passed legislation she authored to benefit fire districts by raising the dollar-value threshold for used items the district is authorized to sell (A.10355). “We rely on our...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Bridge to be Renamed in Honor of U.S. Marine Tony Casamento

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that her bill to designate a bridge in the town of Babylon as Corporal Tony Casamento Memorial Bridge has passed the Assembly (A.8152-B). The bridge is located on county Route 28 at exit 34 on the...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Let’s Honor Our Brave Heroes on Memorial Day

“Memorial Day is a time to pay tribute to the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country. They put their lives on the line for us all, and on this day we stand in solidarity as a nation to thank them in spirit and ensure...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre and Presiding Officer Legislator Gregory Celebrate Haitian Flag Day with Local Community Members

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) held her second annual Haitian Flag Day celebration on Thursday, May 19th. She was joined by Suffolk County Presiding Officer Legislator DuWayne Gregory and over 200 members of the local community. The event...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Bill Provides Banking Opportunities for Underserved Communities

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced a bill she authored to extend a program that expands banking services to underserved areas across New York State passed the Assembly (A.9480). The bill extends the Banking Development District Program...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: National Day of Prayer a Time to Work Together for the Good of Our Community

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that a National Day of Prayer service was held in Amityville on the evening of Thursday, May 5. She co-hosted the service with the Rev. Dr. Keith Hayward, president of the Ministerial Alliance of...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre is Fighting to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Families

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced the Assembly passage of a series of bills that will provide better assistance, protection and justice to victims of domestic violence. Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre also put forward a resolution declaring...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State Budget Puts Working Families First

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that the 2016-17 state budget features several measures that will have a lasting impact on Long Island families. These measures include historic investments in education and infrastructure, funding...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Assembly’s Budget Strengthens MTA Capital Plan

“The MTA provides vital transport links in and around the New York City area and into Long Island. With 2.7 billion people riding on its railroads, buses and subways, MTA ridership is currently at an all-time high.[1] Currently, the LIRR is limited...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Assembly Budget Proposal Provides $30 Million to Combat Heroin Epidemic

“Our community has been ravaged by the heartbreaking cycle of addiction, leaving far too many families to cope with the tragic loss of loved ones. In 2015, Suffolk County tallied more than 100 deaths related to heroin and opioid abuse for the third-straight...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre: African American History Month is a time to reflect on our nation’s history and celebrate the contributions of African Americans

“For over 35 years, February has served as African American History Month. As a nation we celebrate the accomplishments of influential people of color such as Shirley Chisholm, who became the first African American woman elected to Congress, and...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Supports Paid Family Leave, Tax Relief Legislation to Benefit Long Island Families

“To ensure a brighter future for families living on Long Island, workers must be able to care for a newborn or respond to family emergencies without risking their financial or job security. That’s why I voted for paid family leave legislation,...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: New Laws Show New York's Commitment to Women's Rights

“The women’s equality laws that go into effect today demonstrate the commitment New York has to women. These measures increase protections from sexual harassment, help ensure equal pay and prevent retaliation for sharing wage information, prohibit...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Responds to the State of the State Address

“We have made great progress in moving our state forward, but there’s more to be done to help working families on Long Island get ahead. Today, the Governor announced a plan to make New York the first state in the nation to enact a $15 minimum...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Supports LIRR Improvement Program

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced her support for the recently proposed LIRR Improvement Program to upgrade and expand Long Island’s public transportation infrastructure. “Our families and businesses rely on the LIRR,...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre: New York Offers Loan Forgiveness Program for Recent Grads

“With college tuition skyrocketing to new levels, many graduates are struggling to pay off a substantial debt burden as they begin their professional careers. Last year, I helped pass the ‘Get on Your Feet’ student loan forgiveness program...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Town of Babylon Receives $1.8 Million for Water Infrastructure Improvement Projects

“Earlier this year, I fought to include critical funding for wastewater infrastructure improvements in the state budget. I am excited that the Town of Babylon will receive $1.8 million in state grants, to be used for the consolidation and upgrade...