Press Releases

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: $98.3 Million Economic Development Grant Will Help Transform Local Economy

“I am thrilled that Long Island has been named a ‘Top Performer’ for the fourth time, and will receive a $98.3 million Regional Economic Development Grant. This funding will help build on the excellent progress we’ve already made and...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Announces Women’s Equality Legislation Has Been Signed into Law

“This is a proud day for the State of New York, one on which we have demonstrated our continued dedication to ensuring that women have equal opportunity to succeed. As an expectant mother, this is especially poignant for me knowing the laws enacted...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre: “National Night Out” Helps Our Community Fight Crime

“On Aug. 4, communities across the country will join in observing National Night Out – an annual event to bring people together in an effort to fight crime and drug abuse and support law enforcement. These remarkable community efforts show us...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Calls Minimum Wage Increase for Fast-Food Workers a Positive Start

“The state wage board’s recommendation to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 per hour is a positive step. This increase would provide much-needed relief to families across New York State who are working full time, yet remain...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Celebrates Independence Day

“On July 4th, citizens across the country come together to celebrate our independence and shared history. Since our nation’s founding, Americans have striven to promote equality and justice for all. While the journey hasn’t always been...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Successful Summer Food Drive Benefits Island Harvest

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) hosted a food drive on Wednesday afternoon that brought in more than 400 food items for Island Harvest, one of the largest hunger relief organizations on Long Island. “The outpouring...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Bill to Provide Tax Relief to Victims of Superstorm Sandy Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that a bill she sponsored has passed the Assembly and is now waiting on action from the Senate. Her bill would provide tax relief for Long Island homeowners who were forced to repair or rebuild...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Passes Legislation to Protect Veterans from Unfair Driver’s License Fees

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced legislation she authored to refund standard license replacement fees to eligible veterans has passed the Assembly (A.6557). This is Jean-Pierre’s first bill to pass the Assembly since her election...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre and Presiding Officer Gregory Celebrate Haitian Flag Day with 100+ Community Members

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre and Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory celebrated Haitian Flag Day last Thursday at the Wyandanch Public Library. The event was a success with more than 100 community members and leaders participating in...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Condemns Lindenhurst Hate Crime

“The racist flier found in an innocent Lindenhurst family’s mailbox is sickening. We all have the right to feel safe in our homes and our communities, and this crime is a violation of that right. While the Suffolk County Police work to hold...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Reflects On the Meaning of Memorial Day

“Our soldiers have made unimaginable sacrifices throughout our nation’s history. This Memorial Day, I extend my sincerest gratitude to the families of those who have fallen while defending our freedoms. Their service and dedication to our country...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Fighting for Real Reforms to NY’s Education System

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced she sponsored legislation that passed the assembly ensuring education policy changes enacted as part of the 2015-16 state budget do not put students at a disadvantage in the classroom or pressure...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Takes a Stand Against Domestic Violence

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced the Assembly passed a series of bills to address the issue of domestic violence and provide better assistance, protection and justice to victims throughout New York State. “The statistics...

It’s 2015. Time for Equal Pay for Equal Work

“On April 14, Equal Pay Day, I stood with women all across New York to offer my support. Today, I continued fighting for full women’s equality by supporting measures that will ensure equal pay for equal work for all women across New York State....

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Backs Plan to Delay Teacher Evaluation System Until 2016

“Over the last several weeks, I have listened to the concerns of schools all across my district. I agree with Chancellor Tisch and support her plan to push the teacher evaluation deadline back from November 2015 to September 2016, During the budget...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre: The Gender Pay Gap Affects Us All

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced she will be joining women and men across the country in observance of Equal Pay Day. The occasion stands to raise awareness of the pay disparity women in the workforce endure when compared to their...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Announces Establishment of Tax Free Zone at Republic Airport

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D- Babylon) announced the creation of a tax-free START-UP NY zone at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale. The 2015-16 New York State budget includes plans to designate Republic Airport and Stewart Airport, in Orange...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Helps Secure Over $500,000 in Funding for the Community

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D- Babylon) announced the procurement of state funding for a number of programs in the 11th Assembly District. The 2015-16 budget includes allotments for five programs in the Town of Babylon totaling $510,000 (A.3003-C). “I...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre Announces ‘Women of Distinction Awards’ Event

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced her first annual “Women of Distinction Awards” ceremony. The event will honor women in the 11th Assembly District who have contributed to the growth of the community or simply impacted...

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre: ‘Families First’ Budget Will Help Long Islanders Become More Financially Stable

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced the passage of the Assembly’s one-house “Families First” state budget proposal (E.203). The budget proposal continues to move New York forward by increasing funding for education,...