Press Releases

Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas’ Statement on the New York State Attorney General’s Report on Sexual Harassment by the New York State Governor

The report by our New York State Attorney General, Letitia James, has found what many of us knew to be true. The Governor “engaged in sexual harassment and created a hostile work environment” and violated both federal and state law. He was...

Despite the US Supreme Court Agreeing to Hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Assemblymember González-Rojas Introduces Legislation Requiring Abortions be Covered by Insurance

Albany, New York – New York State Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas has introduced legislation, A7573, which mandates every New York insurance provider and every medical facility with maternity services to cover abortion care. New York...

Legislation by Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas That Expands Education and Outreach for Maternal Health Is Signed into Law by Governor Cuomo

New York, NY — Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation sponsored by Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas and Senator Jeremy Cooney into law (S.3475/A.6531), that authorizes the New York State Department of Health to provide education...

Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas and Senator Jabari Brisport Introduce Legislation to Prohibit the Use of Psychoactive Drugs to Force Zoo Animals to Procreate

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas and State Senator Jabari Brisport have introduced legislation, Johari’s Law (A8177/S7284), which would prohibit the use of psychoactive drugs by zoos in order to force...

Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas, along with 20 State Lawmakers Demand Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution in Nepal

New York, NY - Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas alongside 21 other legislators has penned a letter sent to United States Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer regarding the distribution of vaccines in Nepal. According to the Centers for...

After Visiting Rikers Island, New York State Legislators Call Out New Units as Solitary Confinement by Another Name and Urge New York City to Truly End Solitary

New York, NY – Today, as the NYC Board of Correction jails oversight body held its monthly meeting and following their recent unannounced visit to Rikers Island on May 7, Assembly Members Jessica González-Rojas and Nathalia Fernandez...

Assembly Member González-Rojas Joins Council Member Carlina Rivera and Advocates to Call for Passage of City Legislation to Make Open Streets Permanent

JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY — Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas joined Council member Carlina Rivera to call for the passage of legislation that will make Open Streets permanent in New York City and expand the program in several ways roughly...

Assemblymember González-Rojas Joins Council Member Carlina Rivera and Advocates to Call for Passage of City Legislation to Make Open Streets Permanent

Jackson Heights, NY – Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas joined Council member Carlina Rivera to call for the passage of legislation that will make Open Streets permanent in New York City and expand the program in several ways roughly...

Statement by Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas (D-34) Regarding the 2021 Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act

Albany, NY – Today, Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas (D-34) voted in favor of the 2021 Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), legislation that will address decades of harm by regulating cannabis for recreational adult use in New...

Assemblymembers Linda B. Rosenthal & Jessica González-Rojas, along with 33 State Lawmakers Demand Food Pantry Workers be Immediately Prioritized in Phase 1b of Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution

New York, NY - Led by New York State Assemblymembers Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) and Jessica González-Rojas (D/WFP – Manhattan), a contingent of more than 30 state lawmakers sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to include food...