A lifelong Democrat and advocate for low income and immigrant families, Yuh-Line Niou came to this Country as an infant, when her parents emigrated from Taiwan with six suitcases, very limited money, and her, their new baby daughter.
After moving to New York, Yuh-Line was chosen for a prestigious National Urban Fellowship, working on critical regional and international environmental concerns. Upon completing the fellowship, Yuh-Line was hired as Chief of Staff for Assemblymember Ron Kim, where she has built her expertise in knowing how state government and our state legislature works, understanding the state budget process, and how to deliver effective constituent services. Under her leadership, Assemblymember Kim’s office has helped thousands of immigrants, small business owners, teachers, seniors, workers, and students who needed their state government to work for them. She has drafted legislation to expand language access for immigrant communities, fought for more affordable housing, and expanded services for seniors.
With a career built on advocacy and community organizing, Yuh-Line has been a passionate and effective voice for the needy and vulnerable and has a proven track record of bringing communities together to make state government work. As our Assemblymember, Yuh-Line stands up to Albany’s corruption and dysfunction, improving transparency while leading on issues such as creating green jobs, protecting tenants and expanding affordable housing, fighting sexual and racial discrimination, and keeping our massive systems of transportation safe.