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Lopez, Holley & Kennedy Bill Creating "Anti-Hunger Link" on State Executive Department Websites Continues Advancing in Assembly

(TRENTON) - In an effort to make emergency food programs easily accessible to New Jersey residents, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Yvonne Lopez, Jamel Holley and James Kennedy that would establish an "Anti-Hunger Link" on the official website of every state executive department was approved Monday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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Vainieri Huttle & Lopez Bill to Combat Inmate Abuse at NJ's Only Women's Prison Advanced by Assembly Panel

Bill is One of Five Measures Prompted by Allegations of Systemic Sexual Abuse & Civil Rights Violations at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility

(TRENTON) - Setting guidelines to assist victims of sexual assault in the New Jersey's only women's prison, legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Yvonne Lopez to address sexual misconduct and abuse against female prisoners by correctional staff cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Monday. For More             


Wimberly, Jasey, Mukherji, & Lopez Bill Creating Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program Advances in Assembly

To combat food insecurity on college campuses, the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly, Mila Jasey, Raj Mukherji and Yvonne Lopez to establish a program that would provide grants to institutions designated by the Secretary of Higher Education as hunger-free campuses.

"Hunger does not discriminate," said Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic). "It affects all types of people - from those living in small communities to those living on college campuses. College meal plans can be costly for many families and students, and this grant money will significantly help our hard-working students who are in need of food assistance while they are getting an education."

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McKnight, Chiaravalloti, Holley, Chaparro, Downey, Mosquera, Moriarty & Lopez Bills Focused on Senior Citizen Housing Concerns Clears Committee

Designed to protect senior citizen tenants in New Jersey, three bills sponsored by Assembly Democrats Angela McKnight, Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Jamel Holley, Annette Chaparro, Joann Downey, Gabriela Mosquera, Paul Moriarty and Yvonne Lopez that focus on security as well as tenant-landlord relationship protection were approved by the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee on Monday.

"Simply put, everyone deserves to feel safe in their homes," said McKnight (D-Hudson). "Senior citizens are often seen as easy targets by criminals. They can also be easy targets for landlord fraud. These bills help to protect seniors on all fronts - by increasing protection in terms of safety as well as the rights they have as tenants, regardless of age."

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Lopez Statement on Advancement of Her Resolution Creating Reentry Services Commission

Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez issued the following statement Monday on the advancement of her resolution, ACR-201, out of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee, which is to establish the “Commission on Reentry Services” to examine and identify specific services that are necessary for successful reentry and to ultimately lower recidivism rates in New Jersey:

“There are so many psychological and socio-economic factors that contribute to recidivism, and the only way to truly tackle this issue and build stronger communities is to meticulously analyze why and how recidivism rates are so high…" For More             

Lopez Statement on Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018

"Firefighters Save Lives While Posing Threat to Their Own"

After giving testimony Monday regarding A-4285, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018, Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-Middlesex), whose district has witnessed two three-alarm fires in the past two weeks, issued the following statement:

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