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Assemblywoman Judy Griffin’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. — Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Centre, 21st District) said the following in response to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health:“This is a dark day for...

Assemblywoman Judy Griffin’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Common Sense Gun Safety Laws

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. — Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Centre, 21st District) said the following after today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in N.Y.S. Rifle & Pistol Assoc. v. Bruen, N.Y.S. Police Superintendent:“Today’s...

Assemblywoman Griffin Proud to Co-Sponsor All 11 Bills in New York State Legislature’s 2022 Common Sense Gun Safety Package in Recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day

ALBANY — Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Centre, 21st District) said the following after passage of all 11 bills she co-sponsored this week:"Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Gun violence is a national scourge that demands national...

Assemblywoman Judy Griffin Proud to Co-Sponsor Bill in Support of 9/11 First Responders and Their Families

ALBANY – Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Centre) said the following after Assembly passage of bill A.9922-A, which she co-sponsored:“It is particularly tragic that brave first responders and everyday citizens that ran to the World...

Assemblywoman Judy Griffin Passes Bill Protecting Parking for The Disabled from Intentional Snow Dumping, Plowing In

ALBANY — Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Centre) said the following after unanimous passage of her bill A.9702-B by the Assembly tonight:“Many of our family members, friends, and neighbors - including brave veterans - rely on handicapped...

Assemblywoman Griffin Applauds the State Assembly Passing the Adult Survivors Act as Both a Co-Sponsor and Survivor Advocate

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Centre, 21st District) heralded passage of the Adult Survivors Act:“This is a profound day in the New York State Assembly specifically because we are empowering adult survivors of...

Assemblywoman Judy Griffin Condemns White Supremacist Attack in Buffalo, Demands Action

Rockville Centre, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Centre, 21st District) condemned the White supremacist shooting in Buffalo: "I am absolutely horrified by the tragic, racially motivated massacre at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York...

Assemblywoman Griffin Passes Bill to Extend New York’s Cancer Mapping Program

Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Centre) announced that legislation she sponsored to extend the New York State Environmental Facilities and Cancer Mapping project for six years passed the Assembly (A.9589). The companion Senate bill is sponsored...

Assemblywoman Griffin Pushes for Crime Victim & Trauma Survivor Recovery Centers to be Established in New York State

Today, Assemblywoman Judy Griffin and Senator Anna M. Kaplan unveiled legislation, S.7537/A.9094, that offers a breakthrough approach to stopping the cycle of crime and supporting crime victims through the establishment of a statewide network of Crime...

Assemblywoman Griffin: Celebrate Black History Month by Visiting Our Local Small Businesses and Historic Sites

February is Black History Month: a reminder of America's story, as well as the roots of family, friends, and neighbors from around the world. I am humbled to represent a diverse district, full of residents and communities with rich histories and bright...

Assemblywoman Griffin Fully Supports and Will Advocate for Mayor Adams' "Blueprint to End Gun Violence”

Mayor Eric Adams' "Blueprint to End Gun Violence" offers a very well-formulated, multi-prong approach from a retired NYPD Captain and State Senator. I appreciate his thoughtful proposal with numerous strategies to curtail and prevent gun violence. For...

Assemblywoman Griffin: More Absentee Vote Options Will Help Seniors and At-Risk Residents Secure Their Right to Vote During the Pandemic

With the pandemic still a significant public health threat, the Assembly Majority passed legislation today (A8432-A) ensuring that any New Yorker concerned about being exposed to COVID while going to vote can choose an absentee ballot. Free...

Assemblywoman Griffin Helps Pass Bill to Expand Rape Protections and Help Survivors Seek Justice in New York State

We must call rape by its name and ensure survivors can seek justice. I am proud the “Rape Is Rape” bill I co-sponsored and voted “Yes” to pass (A.6319-A) will remove the penetration requirement from the state’s rape statutes,...

Assemblywoman Griffin Cites Record Education Funding and Tax Relief in Governor Hochul’s Budget Proposal

As the Assemblywoman for a district hit so hard by the last two years of the pandemic, I was very glad to see record education funding and new tax relief in Governor Kathy Hochul's first Executive Budget. This proposal includes over $31 billion in aid...

Assemblywoman Griffin Condemns Anti-Semitic Terrorist Attack in Texas, Stands in Solidarity with New York's Proud Jewish Community

I am horrified by the anti-Semitic, hate-filled terrorist attack on Temple Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. From Pittsburgh to Poway, Monsey to Jersey City, and far too often in our local evening news, this is just the latest reprehensible act of violence...

Griffin Applauds Decision to No Longer Require Schools to ‘Contact Trace’ for COVID

Rockville Centre — I applaud the decision by the New York State Department of Health to finally end the requirement for our schools to perform contact tracing, and with the clarity I have advocated for since the release of new CDC recommendations....

Governor Hochul Signs Legislative Package to Combat Housing Discrimination

Rockville Centre — On Tuesday, Governor Hochul signed a sweeping legislative package that was passed by the NYS Legislature this past June to address many of the issues uncovered in Newsday's "Long Island Divided." These 9 bills comprise an action...

Molloy College Awarded $25,000 by The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

Rockville Centre — Molloy College’s Madison Theatre has been awarded a grant award totaling $25,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Grants administered by...

Assemblywoman Griffin Passes Legislation Providing Relief, Protections for Long Island Communities

Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Centre) announced that she helped pass a legislative package providing relief and enhancing protections for Long Island families and businesses facing unprecedented challenges caused by the ongoing public health...

Stay Informed about the Coronavirus

Dear Neighbor, As we continue to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to assure you that my Assembly colleagues and I have been fighting hard to slow the spread of the virus and do what’s best for each and every New Yorker. Recently, I helped pass...

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