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Electeds and Community Call on MTA to Address Unsafe Conditions at York Street Station

Brooklyn, NY – Senator Brian Kavanagh, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and Councilmember Stephen Levin were joined by representatives of the offices of Congressmember Nydia Velázquez and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams along with community...

Velázquez & Simon Join Community Groups to Voice Concerns over Gowanus Rezoning Environmental Impacts, September 8, 2021

Brooklyn, NY – Earlier today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and New York State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon held a press conference to voice their concerns with the City’s Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning Draft Environmental Impact Statement...

Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon Announce Signing of the “No Wage Theft Loophole Act” August 21, 2021

CONTACTNoah Walker, 501-529-6178, noah@senatorgounardes.nycSusannah Pasquantonio, 718-246-4889, pasquantonios@nyassembly.govBrooklyn, NY – State Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon announced yesterday that Governor Andrew Cuomo...

Simon OpEd: New York State and City Must Come Together to Fix the Board of Elections Mess

Assemblymember Simon and Senator Kavanagh Announce Passage of BQE Truck Weight Bill

Albany, NY – Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon announced today that their BQE Truck Weight bill (S2740B/A2316) has passed both the New York State Assembly and Senate and will now head to the Governor’s desk for signature....

Assemblymember Simon Hosts 6th Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day

Albany, NY – On Thursday, May 6th, 2021, Assemblymembers Jo Anne Simon, Robert Carroll and Harvey Epstein, and Senators John Brooks, Robert Jackson, Zellnor Myrie, and Brad Hoylman will host the 6th Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day. Over 200 students...

NYS Assemblymember Simon Joins Legislators from 5 States to Enact Policies to Prevent Future Pandemics

Washington, D.C. – One year into COVID-19, five states are working on legislation to prevent future pandemics. Currently, 75% of emerging infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, originate in animals. These diseases have drastically increased in recent...

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,...
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