Press Releases

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and Senator Brad Hoylman Announce 8/18/2020 Legislative Roundtable on Diploma Privilege and COVID-19’S Impact on Law School Graduates

Senate Judiciary Chair Brad Hoylman (D/WF-Manhattan) and Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon (D/WF-Brooklyn) announced today that they will be convening a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, August 18 about the impact of COVID-19 on recent law school graduates,...

Statement from Senator Hoylman & Assemblymember Simon on the Cancellation of September's Bar Exam

New York – Today, the New York State Board of Law Examiners canceled the September 9-10 administration of the New York Bar Exam in response to COVID-19 concerns.While this decision avoids the immediate disaster of potential “superspreader”...

Assemblymember Simon's Statement on the NYC Curfew and Why She Doesn't Support it

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon issued this statement in response to the NYC curfew: “Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have agreed to impose a curfew on New York City residents. The curfew began last night from 11:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M., and today,...

Assemblymember Simon's Statement on the Killing of George Floyd, Repealing 50-a & More, June 2, 2020

Dear Neighbors & Friends,The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th by a police officer was painful and tragic because it is far too commonplace. We have to do our part to speak out against and break down structural racism – and to...

Assemblymember Simon & Coalition Gather for 5th Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day

Albany, NY – On March 4th, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D-Brooklyn) and Senator John Brooks (D-Long Island) hosted the 5th Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day in Albany. Over 100 students, parents, educators, and advocates from across the state brought...

Clark Street Station Elevator Fact Sheet

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Link to survey Link to survey results Why do the elevators at the Clark St 2/3 need to be replaced?MTA NYC Transit (NYCT) will replace the elevators due to safety reasons & the age of the elevators The elevators were built in 1919 & 1931, and...

Assemblymember Simon and Senator Kavanagh Announce that New Extreme Risk Protection Order Will Go Into Effect

New York – Senators Brian Kavanagh and Brad Hoylman, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, the authors of New York’s new Extreme Risk Protection Order law (ERPO, also known as the “Red Flag” law), announced that, after years of advocacy, the...

Assemblymember Simon’s Statement on the Child Victims Act: NY’s One Year “Look-Back Window” is Now Open

Brooklyn, NY – Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon released the following statement on the Child Victims Act (A.2683) and the one-year “look-back window” that went into effect in New York State on August 14th, 2019 and closes on August 13th, 2020:“I...

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon’s Statement in Response to the Recent Mass Shootings and her New Gun Violence Prevention Measure

Brooklyn, NY – Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon released the following statement in response to her “red flag” bill which goes into effect in New York State this month, the President’s mischaracterization of “red flag” laws,...

Assemblymember Simon: Legislature Passes Bill to Expand School Speed Camera Program and Keep Students Safe

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D-Brooklyn) announced she helped pass legislation in the Assembly to expand New York City’s successful school zone speed camera program to better protect students and their families and hold reckless...

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and Senator John E. Brooks Hosted 4th Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day in Albany

Albany, NY – On March 14th, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D-Brooklyn) and Senator John E. Brooks (D-Long Island) hosted the 4th Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day. Students with dyslexia, parents, educators, and advocates from across the state brought...

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and Senator John E. Brooks Host 4th Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day in Albany

Albany, NY – On Thursday, March 14th, 2019, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D-Brooklyn) and Senator John E. Brooks (D-Long Island) will host the 4th Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day in Albany. Students with dyslexia, parents, educators, and advocates...

Assemblymember Simon Releases Statement on New Gun Violence Prevention Law

Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon Announce Package of Sweeping Gun Violence Prevention Bills

Albany, NY – On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, New York State Senator Brian Kavanagh, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, and advocates celebrated the passage of a package of gun violence prevention bills, including a bill to create Extreme Risk Protection...

Assemblymember Simon & Brooklyn State Legislators Announce Enactment of Sweeping Election Reforms

Brooklyn, NY – On Thursday, January 24, New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie, Chair of the Senate Elections Committee, Senator Brian Kavanagh, Assemblymember Robert Carroll, and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon joined their colleagues and Governor Andrew...

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and Senator Brian Kavanagh Applaud the Passage of Campaign Finance Reform Bill to Close “LLC Loophole”

Albany, NY – Today, the Assembly and Senate passed several bills to improve voter turnout (A00774, A00775,  A00777, A00778, A00779, A00780),  and reform campaign finance laws including a bill to close the Limited Liability Company (LLC)...

Elected Officials Release Statement on Ongoing Discussions of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Reconstruction Project

On September 27, 2018, at a public meeting at the Ingersoll Houses Community Center, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed two potential options for consideration to carry out the necessary reconstruction of the 1.5-mile stretch...

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon’s Statement on the Urgent Need to Extend School Speed Safety Cameras

Brooklyn, NY – Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon released the following statement today, the day before school speed safety cameras throughout New York City would go dark: “We must do more to ensure that kids are safe on city streets and throughout...

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Proposed “Gag” Rule

Brooklyn, NY – Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon released the following statement today, along with a letter to Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services, on the Trump’s Administration’s proposed rule to limit a woman’s access to...

Lawyer Moms of America to Present Open Letter Opposing the Illegal & Inhumane Practice of Separating Migrant Children from Their Parents to U.S. Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez

Brooklyn, NY – On Friday, June 29, local members of Lawyer Moms of America, led by co-chairs Payal Shah, Esq. and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D-Brooklyn), along with their allies will gather to formally present the group’s open letter to Rep....