Press Releases

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Tenants And Strengthen Rent Regulations

Assemblymember Taylor: Childhood Sexual Abuse Victims Deserve to Have Voices Heard, See Justice Served

Assemblymember Taylor (D-Manhattan) announced that he 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...

Assemblymember Taylor: Gender Pay Gap Holds Women Back

Assemblymember Taylor (D-Manhattan) announced that he passed legislation to help ensure women earn equal pay for equal work as part of his fight for full women’s equality. The package includes a resolution recognizing April 10 as Equal Pay Day, which...

St. Nicholas Ave. Fire

A five-alarm fire broke out last night, around 11pm at 773 St. Nicholas Avenue. While the cause of the fire is still unknown, I was notified of serious injuries sustained by many first responders and the death of firefighter Michael R. Davidson. I would...

161st Street Station Closing

Like many of you, I was greatly distressed to learn that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would be making only cosmetic improvements to the 161st Street subway station. Though the Americans with Disabilities Act became Federal law nearly 30 years...

Somos Budget Discussion

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Assemblymember Taylor: When it Comes to Gun Violence, We Need More Than Thoughts and Prayers

Assemblymember Al Taylor (D-Harlem) announced that he helped pass legislation to prevent and reduce gun violence in New York. The legislative package includes measures to ban bump stocks, prevent individuals determined to be a danger to themselves or...

Build the Block meeting Friday, March 23! Hope to see you there!

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Please join Assemblymember Taylor on March 23, 2018 for a discussion of policing and crime. Feel free to call (212) 234-1430 for more information. Hope to see you there!

Assemblymember Taylor Votes to Keep the Dream Alive, Passes Bill to Help ‘Dreamers’ Attend College

Assemblymember Al Taylor (D-Harlem) announced that he helped pass the New York State Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act to expand access to higher education for the children of immigrants (A.9605-A). This legislation will help...

Assemblymember Taylor Votes to Move the 2018 State Primary Date to Ensure All New Yorkers Can Vote

Assemblymember Al Taylor (D-Harlem) voted to move the 2018 state primary election date from Tuesday, Sept. 11, to Thursday, Sept. 13, out of respect for those who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as those celebrating...

Assemblymember Taylor: Lavern’s Law Ensures More Patients Can Seek Justice

Assemblymember Taylor (Harlem) announced that legislation he helped pass, known as Lavern’s Law, will be signed into law by the governor. This new law will give patients whose cancer was misdiagnosed or not detected more time to pursue just compensation...

Assemblymember Taylor: We Must Always Keep the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Alive

Every year, on the third Monday in January, we celebrate a true progressive hero and revolutionary – the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Originally established in 1983 as a federal holiday marking the birthday of Dr. King, the meaning behind this special...

Assemblymember Taylor Committed To Creating Opportunity, Breaking Down Barriers as We Mark the War on Poverty Anniversary

‘Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope – some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both. Our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity.’ – President Lyndon B....

Assemblymember Taylor: Federal Tax Scam is a Giveaway to the Rich at the Expense of Working Families

“The federal tax overhaul passed by Congress will inflict real, lasting damage on far too many New Yorkers. The legislation has virtually no public support, and for good reason – it gives tax cuts to the 1 percent so they can get even richer, and...

Assembly Member Taylor: Repealing Net Neutrality Puts Up More Barriers at a Time When We Should Be Removing Them

“The creation of the Internet opened a new frontier in our society, ushering in the information age. Until this week, it was a level playing field where users could freely surf the web, whether it was to communicate with loved ones, seek knowledge,...