Press Releases

Assemblywoman Walker’s Statement on Judge Pauley’s Rejection to NYCHA Decree

The recent decree by federal Judge Pauley is extremely disheartening to me and the residents of the 29 NYCHA developments I represent. Judge Pauley's decision highlights the poor living conditions over 400,000 New Yorkers have been subjected to which...

Eric Garner Statement

The tragic death of Eric Garner is a prime example of justice delayed is justice denied. Eric Garner and his family deserve better. Millions of Americans watched as a man’s life was taken and five years later, the wound of his death in our hearts...

Con Ed Statement

53,000 New Yorkers across the city was subjected to blackouts during extreme weather conditions exposing the unfortunate truth; everything in our city relies on electricity and everyone is on one grid. Uninterrupted service is critical for New Yorkers...

Assemblywoman Walker: We can’t Afford to Wait; Vaccinations Prevent Public Health Crises, Save Lives

Assemblywoman Walker (D-55) announced that she helped pass a bill that would better protect our communities from dangerous diseases by repealing all nonmedical exemptions from vaccination requirements (A.2371-A). “We can’t just sit back and...

Assemblywoman Walker, Senator Bailey, Habitat for Humanity New York City and Partners Called for an Increase in Affordable Housing Grants for Projects in High Cost Markets

ALBANY, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latrice Walker in conjunction with Senator Jamaal T. Bailey, Habitat for Humanity New York City (Habitat NYC) and partners held a press conference at the State Capitol today to call on lawmakers to pass legislation that...

Assemblywoman Walker: In the Face of Rising Inequality, We Must Recommit to War on Poverty

On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a War on Poverty during his first State of the Union address, highlighting a national crisis and human rights issue that affected millions of Americans. A host of transformative programs – Medicare,...

Assemblywoman Walker: We Must Combat Opioid Epidemic on All Fronts

Assemblywoman Walker (D-55) announced that the Drug Take Back Act goes into effect Jan. 6, creating a statewide drug takeback program – paid for by drug manufacturers, not taxpayers (Ch. 120 of 2018). The program requires participation by all chain...

Rain Barrel Giveaway Event

If you or anyone you know are interested in having a rain barrel to collect and conserve water, Roxanne J. Persaud & I are having a Rain Barrel Giveaway Event on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00am- 11:00am at 1222 E 96th St. Brooklyn, NY, 11236! Click...

Assemblywoman Walker: New Yorkers Should Never be Priced Out of Their Homes

Assemblywoman Walker (D-55) announced that she helped pass a package of legislation that strengthens rent protections and combats unfair housing practices to increase access to affordable housing for all New Yorkers. “The lack of safe, affordable...

Rain Barrel Giveaway

If you or anyone you know is interested in having a rain barrel to collect and conserve water, Roxanne J. Persaud & I are having a Rain Barrel Giveaway Event on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00am-11:00am at 1222 E 96th St. Brooklyn, NY, 11236! Click...

Assemblywoman Walker: Love Should Always be Defined by Respect and Safety

Assemblywoman Walker (D-55) announced that she passed legislation to help ensure victims of domestic violence have a pathway to seek justice and the resources they need to move forward with their lives. Earlier this year, the Assembly pushed to make the...

Assemblywoman Walker: Childhood Sexual Abuse Victims Deserve to Have Voices Heard, See Justice Served

Assemblywoman Walker (D-55) announced that she helped pass legislation, known as the Child Victims Act, to enable more victims of childhood sexual abuse to face their abusers in civil or criminal court (A.5885-A). The bill, which the Assembly Majority...

Assemblywoman Walker Calls for an Increase in Affordable Housing Grants for Projects in High Cost Markets

Albany, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latrice Walker in conjunction with the Coalition for Affordable Homes held a press conference at the State Capitol today to call on lawmakers to pass legislation that would increase funding for affordable housing construction...

Assemblywoman Walker Requests Thorough Training on Issue of Mental Health, Community Policing and De-Escalation Tactics

On the afternoon of April 4th, 2018 multiple officers fired 10 shots at Saheed Vassell, a well-known resident of the Crown Heights community. Officers responded to several calls alleging that Mr. Vassell was in possession of a gun. This led to yet another...

Assemblywoman Walker: Arrive Alive Pledge Opens Dialogue to Prevent Drunk Driving on Prom Night

With prom season approaching, Assemblywoman Walker (D-55) is encouraging parents and teens to take the Arrive Alive pledge together to ensure that teens can get to and from their destinations safely on prom night. The pledge asks teens to promise not...

Assemblywoman Walker: New York State Bans Guns from Domestic Violence Abusers

Assemblywoman Walker (D-55) announced that she helped pass the Domestic Violence Escalation Prevention Act as part of the Assembly’s continued efforts to keep guns out of the wrong hands and prevent gun violence in New York (A.10272). The measure...

Assemblywoman Walker: Assembly Budget Proposal Builds a Better New York

Assemblywoman Walker (D-55) announced that she helped pass the Assembly’s 2018-19 state budget proposal, which invests in vital programs and services that help hardworking families and move New York forward (E.912). The $170.2 billion spending plan...

Assemblywoman Walker: Assembly Shows Solidarity with National School Walkout and Gun Violence Victims, Pushes for Greater Action

“Today I joined with my Assembly colleagues in solidarity with the National School Walkout. For 17 minutes, we solemnly remembered and honored the 17 students and educators who tragically lost their lives during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida,...

Assemblywoman Walker: Every New Yorker Deserves a Chance at Economic Security and Success

“Hardworking New Yorkers shouldn’t have to worry about whether they’ll have enough money to put food on the table or if they’ll be able to pay the rent or mortgage at the end of the month,” said Assemblywoman Walker. “Everyone...

Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, Councilwoman-Elect Alicka-Ampry Samuel, and PSA2 Community Affairs Presented Their Third Annual Senior Thanksgiving Celebration

Brownsville – On Thursday, November 23, 2017 Assemblywoman Latrice Walker in conjunction with Councilwoman-Elect Alicka Ampry-Samuel and Police Service Area 2 presented the 3rd Annual Senior Thanksgiving Celebration. This event was open to all seniors...