Press Releases

Assembly Member Niou, Speaker Heastie & Assembly Member Kim Announce Asian Pacific American Task Force

Albany, New York – For the first time in the history of New York, a government body has been formed solely to represent the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Assembly member Ron Kim and Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou were joined by...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Hosts Asian American Heritage Month Event at Seward Park

New York, NY – On Saturday, May 20, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou hosted her Asian American Heritage Month event at Seward Park, on the Lower East Side. To celebrate, dozens of children, families and seniors helped beautify the park by planting flowers....

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Hosts Lower East Side Reverend for Assembly Prayer

Albany, NY – Today, Reverend Marc Rivera, Senior Pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Primitiva, delivered the opening prayer during Assembly session at the invitation of Assemblymember Niou. The Reverend delivered the prayer in the Assembly Chamber and...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, Electeds, Push to Support NYCHA Residents Amidst Changes to Resident Activity Funds

New York, NY – In response to the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) updated Tenant Participation Activity (TPA) funds process and accompanying legal contract issued to NYCHA resident leaders, Assemblymember Niou lead an effort to ensure that...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Statement on Weekend Attack and Robbery at Smith Houses

New York, NY – Today, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou released the following statement in response to a break-in and robbery at Smith Houses, on the Lower East Side. “Neighborhood safety is of the utmost importance, which is why this weekend’s...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Marks 100 Days in Office

New York, NY – Today, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou held a press conference to mark her 100 days in elected office. Niou provided updates on her work in the district and in Albany, and was joined by lower Manhattan community members and advocates. ...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Statement on Senate Health Committee Blocking Rivington Act

New York: Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou released the following statement in response to the Senate Health Committee blocking the Rivington Act (S2036/A4395), a bill to bring transparency around nursing home closures: “It is appalling that the Majority...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Statement on Passage of Assembly Environmental Bills

Albany, NY – Below is a statement from Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou regarding an Assembly vote on environmental bills on April 24, 2017: “I was proud to speak on the Assembly floor in support of a series of bills to protect our environment....

Senator Squadron, Assemblymember Niou Announce Senior Center Funding Saved

NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou celebrated their successful effort to save senior centers and Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) in the state budget, along with advocates including LiveOn NY and...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Statement On The Budget Extender And Raise The Age

“Today’s budget extender was not a perfect situation, and it wasn’t something any of us wanted to vote on. We have been working hard to deliver New Yorkers a comprehensive budget, but unfortunately, that wasn’t possible today. As legislators,...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Statement On Longer Term Placement Of Fearless Girl

"Fearless Girl has inspired a discussion around female empowerment and the need for more women in leadership roles, and I am thrilled that she will remain in my district in lower Manhattan past April. We rallied as a community, signed petitions, and wrote...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Hosts Women’s History Month Panel and Community Forum

New York, NY – Yesterday, March 19th, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou hosted and moderated her Women’s History Month Panel and Community Forum, attended by nearly fifty constituents, at Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Rallies Calling for Permanent Placement of Fearless Girl Statue

New York, NY: Today, Assemblymember Niou held a press conference announcing support for the Fearless Girl statue to be permanently placed at its current location, along with the community, children, and female elected officials. Niou, along with colleagues,...

Statement from Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou on Participating In New York State Caucus Weekend

“It is critical that communities of color participate in our democratic process, and that is why I was thrilled to join community leaders and elected colleagues from across our state at the 46th Annual Legislative Conference Caucus Weekend, hosted by...

Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Introduces Assembly Resolution Celebrating Asian Lunar New Year

Albany, NY – Yesterday, Assemblymember Niou introduced and passed an Assembly resolution commemorating the upcoming Asian Lunar New Year celebration, the year of the Rooster, on January 28, 2017. The resolution received broad support from her Assembly...