Press Releases

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...

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...