Assemblymember  Grace Lee

Grace Lee is a community organizer, small-business owner, mom to three children and first-generation American. She has a proven track record of successfully mobilizing and organizing around local issues, from co-founding Children First, a parent-led coalition demanding the safe cleanup of a mercury brownfield in the seaport, to empowering deaf tenants living in deplorable conditions on the Lower East Side to stand up to their building’s management and demand repairs. Grace has also been a prominent voice against anti-Asian hate in New York City. She is the first Korean American woman elected to New York State government.

Alongside her work in community organizing, Grace is the co-founder of Nine Naturals, a toxin-free beauty line for pregnant and new moms. She received her B.A. from Columbia University and her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Grace is a long-time Lower Manhattan resident where she lives with her husband and three young daughters.

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Assemblymember Grace Lee Hosts Rhythms of LES Public Event on the Lower East Side

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New York, NY – On Wednesday, June 27th, Assemblymember Grace Lee and District Leader Daisy Paez co-hosted "Rhythms of LES" at Henry M. Jackson Park. The event, attended by elected officials, community leaders, and hundreds of local residents, celebrated...

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Assemblymember Grace Lee Meets with Federal Leaders in Washington D.C. to Discuss Work to Support New Yorkers

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Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, December 14, Assemblymember Grace Lee joined a select delegation of Assemblymembers to attend in Action: Building a Better New York, an event held at the White House in Washington D.C. At this event, Assemblymember Lee...

Henry Street Settlement Announces New Pilot Program to Support Seniors Living in Public Housing on the Lower East Side

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New York, NY – Henry Street Settlement today announced a collaboration with Ring on a pilot program to support older adults living on the Lower East Side and were joined by Assembly Member Grace Lee, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, and Chief...

Assemblymember Grace Lee Joins New York City Sheriff’s Office for Inspection of Stores Suspected to be Illegally Selling Cannabis on the Lower East Side

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New York, NY – On Wednesday, December 6, Assemblymember Grace Lee joined the New York City Sheriff Joint Compliance Task Force for an inspection of stores on the Lower East Side suspected to be illegally selling cannabis. Stores at 137 Rivington Ave,...

Assemblymember Grace Lee and Senator John Liu Statement on Congestion Pricing Exemption for Commuter Vans

New York, NY – On November 30, 2023, the Traffic Mobility Review Board (TMRB) recommended that commuter vans, mass transportation vehicles that serve many immigrant communities in New York City, should be exempted from the congestion pricing toll. This...
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