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Profiling Amy Paulin Assemblywoman, NYS 88th Assembly District

All About Assemblywoman Amy Paulin

Amy is one of the Assembly’s most effective and productive members. She ranks in the top 3% of all Assembly members for sponsoring bills that pass both houses of the Legislature. Over her first four terms, 84 of the bills she sponsored became law, which is unprecedented for a legislator of her seniority.

Assemblywoman Paulin is a staunch advocate for women, with a lengthy list of accomplishments, including:

●Authoring landmark legislation which lengthens orders of protection in both the civil and criminal courts to assist those victimized by domestic violence;
●Negotiating the groundbreaking law that makes human trafficking and labor trafficking felony offenses;
●Sponsoring the law that eliminates the statute of limitations for rape;
●Promoting spousal maintenance legislation as a companion bill with no fault divorce and with payment of counsel fees legislation;
●Voting to ensure families can afford to keep their health insurance by requiring insurance companies to obtain approval from the state superintendent of insurance before they propose to increase insurance premiums; and
●Introducing five new bills to the Assembly to crack down on sexual assault and protect its victims. These new bills will stiffen the penalties for sexual assault, especially when a child is the victim.

Assemblywoman Paulin has been named a Leader
in the Fight against Domestic Violence by the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV), Among the many awards she has received are: the Excellence in Leadership Award from NOW of New York City; the Margaret Sanger Award from the Family Planning Advocates of New York State; and the Health Center Award by the Community Health Association of New York State.

Before being elected Assemblywoman
, Amy Paulin served in several highly visible jobs, including Executive Director, My Sister’s Place; Member, Scarsdale Village Board; Founder and Chairwoman, Westchester Women’s Agenda; President, Westchester League of Women Voters; Vice President, NY State League of Women’s Voters; Citizen Member, County Board of Legislators’ Special Committee on Families; Scarsdale Citizens for Senior Housing; Scarsdale Arts Council and many more committees, councils and foundations.

Paulin’s opponent is Rene Atayan, Chair of the Bronxville Republican Party. Atayan is vehemently anti-choice and believes in severely restricting women’s access to abortion.