Press Releases

Assemblywoman Joyner’s Bill to Help Families Gain Immediate Clarity over Inmate Deaths Heads to Governor’s Desk

BRONX – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) announced passage of her legislation in the Senate that will provide faster notification of the next of kin in the event that a loved one passes behind bars. Assembly Bill A.7500 now heads to...

Assemblywoman Joyner’s Statement Regarding the Passage of the Safe Staffing for Quality Act

“The Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act will save lives by establishing sound nurse-to-patient ratios that ensures those that care for us are not overworked and continue to offer the best care possible. As a sponsor of Assembly Bill A.8580-A, I am...

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner’s Statement Regarding Passage of the DREAM Act

“Affording the opportunity of a quality education to all college-bound students – regardless of their immigration status, will help the very diverse populations of our community in the Bronx and New York to succeed. As a sponsor of the New York...

Raising Awareness for New Mothers Facing Mental Illness

The surprise and wonder of child birth and caring for a newborn is a gift that many New Yorkers cherish to the fullest. For some new mothers or soon-to-be mothers, the feeling and symptoms of maternal depression are a reality that can be scary, hard to...

Assembly Passes Legislative Package in Observance of Annual Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day

Bronx, N.Y. – In celebration and observance of the annual Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day, Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) joined her colleagues in the Assembly as they announced the passage of a package of bills that would...

Assemblywoman Joyner Passes Resolutions to Raise Health Awareness in the Bronx

BRONX, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) announced the passage of two resolutions in the New York State Assembly to proclaim additional awareness around health topics impacting Bronx families - including asthma and maternal depression. Adopted...

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner Supports Rent Rollback for Bronx Families

“It is absolutely critical for the Rent Guidelines Board to continue to make history and approve an unprecedented rent rollback. Working families – the real backbone of our community in the Bronx – should not have to choose between putting...

Assemblywoman Joyner Honors the Arts at P.S. 109’s Lion King Performance

Bronx, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) joined P.S. 109 The Sedgwick School, Principal Josette Claudio and its school community as it performed Disney’s The Lion King. Assemblywoman Joyner presented certificates to all...

Assemblywoman Joyner: State Budget Supports Seniors

Bronx, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) announced the enactment of the New York State 2016-2017 Budget that will support the senior community. In the SFY 2016-2017 budget, New York’s aging population most pressing needs...

Maternal Depression Awareness

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner’s Statement Regarding Equal Pay for All New Yorkers

“Women earn 79 cents for every dollar that men make in our country. In New York State, women make 84% of what men earn – not including the fact that jobs traditionally held by women pay less than jobs that employ men. This double-standard in...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Help Protect Crime Victims, Increase Safety for All

Bronx, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD), and her colleagues in the Assembly, helped to protect crime victims and victims of domestic violence and human trafficking through a new package of bills that strengthen laws and increase...

State 2016-17 Budget Supports Bronx Families, Invests in Education, Guarantees Future Opportunity

Bronx, N.Y. – In the 2016-17 State’s $146.7 billion budget, Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD), and her colleagues supported families by installing a $15 minimum wage, instituting paid family leave, investing in education and protecting...

Assembly Passes Bill to Help Families Gain Clarity over Inmate Deaths

Bronx, N.Y. – Making a difficult situation somewhat easier for families having to deal with the passing of a loved one behind bars, the New York State Assembly passed Assembly Bill A.7500 on March 28. First introduced by Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner...

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner’s Statement Regarding Passage of the Assembly’s Paid Family Leave Act

“No one should have to choose between their paycheck and caring for a family member in need. Passage of the Paid Family Leave Act (A.3870) solidifies the Assembly’s crucial stance in supporting New York working families – the backbone of...

Statement of Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner Regarding Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Transform MTA Subway Stations

“Bringing these 21st Century changes to 30 New York City MTA subway stations, including the 167th Street and 174-175th Street B, D train stations in my district in the Bronx, will help to modernize and significantly ease transportation woes for thousands...

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner Calls for Immediate Action to Address Chronic Absenteeism of Homeless School Children

Faced with a crisis level of chronic absenteeism of Bronx school children living in homeless shelters, Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) is urging local and state leaders to take “immediate action” to enhance efforts to meet the...

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner Supports $15 Minimum Wage for All New Yorkers

“The current minimum wage handcuffs so many families that work full-time from escaping the grips of poverty. An increase to a $15 per hour minimum wage– a more sustainable and livable income – will put more money in the pockets of New Yorkers...

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner’s Statement Regarding New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Paid Parental Leave Policy

“Bringing paid family leave to New York City families is crucial so that parents can maintain their jobs, and not see a drop in pay in the event of a family life event. It is an impossible scenario that so many face today in New York, where family...

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner Announces Security Upgrades at NYCHA Developments

Bronx, N.Y. – Committed to preserving safety and security for Bronx families, Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D – Bronx, 77th AD) secured $2 million in funding that will be directed to the installation of security cameras and security lighting...