Queens lawmaker appointed to Assembly Health Committee


Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas was appointed to the Assembly Standing Committee on Health, making her one of only two Latinas on the Committee, she announced on Friday, Jan. 7.

González-Rojas is a longtime health advocate who served 13 years at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice before being elected as an Assembly member. She’s also sponsoring several bills focusing on improving New Yorkers’ physical and mental health.

The assemblywoman, who represents Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Woodside and Corona, has declared herself a champion for intersectional healthcare issues and is fighting for single-payer healthcare in New York. González-Rojas co-sponsors bill A1585, which would expand the essential plan and provide healthcare coverage to undocumented New Yorkers.