Press Releases

Statement of Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner Regarding Governor Cuomo’s Signing of Assembly Bill A.6262, as Part of a Legislative Package of Bills to Protect and Further Women’s Equality

“Those suffering from domestic violence will no longer have to travel to a courthouse in order to feel safe from their abuser. The signing of Assembly Bill A.6262 is a win for victims of domestic violence, their families and our community because...

Assemblywoman Joyner: How Technology Can Protect Domestic Violence Victims

Domestic violence can hurt our families and our community, which is why we need to be proactive in spreading awareness and improving access to safety for victims. Being involved in such an altercation is a life changing experience, but it doesn't have...

Bronx Officials Offer Free Self-Defense Classes for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

With a focus on empowering the community and raising awareness for Domestic Violence, Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD), in partnership with Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson, Roberto Clemente State Park and the NYPD’s 46th Precinct,...

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner Secures Funding for Special Needs Programming for Bronx School

Improving quality education for local children, Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) secured funding in the amount of $150,000 to enhance critical support and educational services for students with special needs at P.S. 035 Franz Siegel (261...

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner Introduces Legislation to Prevent Future Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Bronx, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D – Bronx, 77th AD) will introduce legislation to prevent future outbreaks of the Legionnaires’ Disease. With over 113 cases reported, and 12 deaths due to the Legionnaires disease in the South...

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Assembly Improves SCRIE, DRIE Programs

BRONX, N.Y. – For seniors and persons with disabilities, the New York State Assembly passed legislation that ensures housing remains affordable for our community by enhancing the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and the Disability Rent...

Assemblywoman Joyner Passes Legislation to Aid Low Income Seniors, Disabled Persons Secure Housing

Bronx, N.Y. – Extending opportunity for housing to low income seniors and disabled New Yorkers, the New York State Assembly passed legislation on June 19 that will permit local governments, particularly New York City, to quickly spur development...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Expand Youthful Offender Status, Preserves Futures

Bronx, N.Y. – Providing a second chance for young people who have run afoul of the criminal justice system and been charged with a misdemeanor, legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D – Bronx, 77th AD) sailed through the New...

Testimony of Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner Submitted to the Rent Guidelines Board

Hello Chairperson Rachel D. Godsil and members of the New York City Rent Guidelines Board, I am Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner and I appreciate the opportunity to speak before you this evening in my district, the 77th Assembly District. There are more than...

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner's Statement Regarding the Reopening of the High Bridge

"I am happy to welcome back the High Bridge, New York City’s oldest standing bridge, to its rightful spot as one of New York's major attractions. For Bronx families and residents in my district, and those who call upper Manhattan home, the High Bridge...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Help Families Gain Immediate Clarity over Inmate Deaths

Bronx, N.Y. – No longer will families have to question or wait to hear details about the passing of a loved one that is behind bars. The New York State Assembly passed Assembly Bill A.7500 on May 28, which will provide for the notification of the...

Assembly Fights to Preserve Affordable Housing, Strengthen Rent Regulations

Bronx, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D – Bronx, 77th AD), along with her Assembly colleagues, voted today to strengthen rent regulations and increase protections for tenants as New York State’s rent regulations are set to expire...

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner Supports Tenants

BRONX, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) has introduced and supported legislation meant to help tenants obtain, and maintain, affordable housing options for their families. These bills include: End Source of Income Discrimination:...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Help Victims of Domestic Violence Obtain Orders of Protection

Bronx, N.Y. – The New York State Assembly passed Assembly Bill A.6262 on April 28, as part of a legislative package of bills to improve safety for domestic violence victims. First introduced by Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D – Bronx, 77th AD),...

Assemblywoman Joyner Secures $2 Million for Youth Cultural Development with Bronx Children’s Museum

Bronx, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD), along with her colleagues in the Assembly, secured funding in the final state 2015-16 budget to assist the Bronx Children’s Museum. Two million dollars in funding will be directed...

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner’s April 2015 Off-Site Constituent Services Hours and Locations

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner wants to make her office more accessible to families and constituents in the 77th Assembly District. Her staff will be offering off-site constituent services at local senior centers, community centers and libraries. We will...

2015-2016 Budget Invests In Bronx Families, Champions Educational Opportunities, Supports Seniors

BRONX, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) said the final state 2015-16 budget provides key opportunities for the Bronx by offering much-needed support for families and seniors. It will bolster the local economy through key educational,...

Nueva legislación ayudará a las víctimas de violencia doméstica a solicitar órdenes de protección inmediatas

Bronx, N.Y. – Las víctimas de violencia doméstica y sus familias tendrán más facilidad para obtener órdenes de protección bajo la nueva legislación que está avanzando en la Asamblea del Estado...