Press Releases

Assemblywoman Sponsors After School Cooking Program for Elementary School Students

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South Queens, NY - Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) donned an apron, hairnet and rolled up her sleeves with a group of 4th and 5th grade students from P.S. 317 to participate in an afterschool program. Common Threads, a national non-profit,...

Pheffer Amato Presents Summer Reading Challenge

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato announced the launch of the 2022 annual Assembly Summer Reading Challenge held in partnership with New York State Libraries. The theme for the 2022 challenge is “Oceans of Possibilities” celebrating...

Pheffer Amato and Stavisky Make History with First of its Kind Bill for Women and Post-Mastectomy Survivors

Queens, NY – Cheering could be heard throughout the State Capitol Building when the New York State legislature passed A.8537/S.7881, the last legislative hurdle for this groundbreaking bill before going to the desk of Governor Kathy Hochul. The bill...

Back to the Boardwalk with Scholars’ Academy

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) joined the students, staff and family members of those attending The Scholars’ Academy in Rockaway Park for the annual Parent Associations Boardwalkathon.The annual event was started...

Remembering Veterans and Those We Lost Everyday

To borrow a saying from a friend, everyday should be Veterans Day! Those words certainly ring true in our community as Ozone Park, Howard Beach and the Rockaway Peninsula have an enormous population of veterans. It must be every day that I get the chance...

Pheffer Amato Commemorates Memorial Day & Leads Broad Channel Memorial Day Parade

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South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) took to the streets all weekend to march with the veterans and families of service men and women of the 23rd Assembly District. The Assemblywoman marched and cheered in several parades,...

NYS Assembly Passes Pheffer Amato’s Aesthetic Flat Closure Bill: Gives Women the Option on How Their Body Will Look Post-Mastectomy

South Queens, NY – A groundbreaking bill introduced by Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) passed the New York State Assembly with a unanimous vote. The bill, A.8537, is set to amend the insurance law. It will provide coverage and information...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Strengthens Crime Victims’ Rights

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South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) sponsored legislation aimed at further strengthening the voices of victims by giving those impacted by a crime the opportunity to make a victim impact statement at parole hearings....

Earth Day Is Not Just One Day

Happy Earth Day! I always love this time of year: the weather is starting to get nicer; the days are longer and after two years of Covid-19 challenges we are breaking out and able to celebrate Spring in a big way. To me, Earth Day symbolizes the clear...

Assembly Helps Make HERstory in Racing: Betty A. Leon, Esq. to Become First Woman of Color on the New York Racing Association Board of Directors

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) joined in excitement with Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie over the news that renowned community leader Betty A. Leon, Esq. would be appointed to the Board of Directors of the New York...

South Queens Community Hosted One of the Largest Drives to Help Ukraine

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South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) rolled up her sleeves over the weekend with dozens of volunteers and worked to package and organize supplies for one of the largest Ukraine drives. Solent Freight Services had partnered...

23rd Assembly District Unites to Help Ukraine!

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) partnered with Kiwanis International of Woodhaven and Ozone Park, Lions Club International of Ozone Park, Woodhaven and Howard Beach, Living Word Christian Fellowship, Ozone Park...

I am woman, hear me roar!

I am woman, hear me roar! Helen Reddy said it best, “I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman.” These lyrics hit me when I met with a group of women at Bungalow Bar this past summer. As we enter March, I want to celebrate these women during Women’s...

Assemblywoman and the Rockaway Community Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) could be seen smiling and cheering at the 2022 Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day Parade. After a year-long hiatus, the parade was back with hundreds of onlookers, local bands, bagpipes...

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato Pens Letter Asking for Hearing on ConEd Bills

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) wrote a letter to the Chairwoman Amy Paulin of the New York State Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions on the deplorable and sky-high ConEd bill customers...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Partners with Local Organizations to Remove 800 lbs. of Garbage Through Jamaica Bay Cleanup

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South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) hosted a Jamaica Bay-based cleanup over the weekend. The cold weather couldn’t keep the 60 dedicated volunteers away from removing over 800 lbs. of litter, trash and debris from...

Official Statement from Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) issued the following statement with regards to the repugnant shooting of an off-duty NYPD Officer: “Outrage only starts to describe the emotion the entire Rockaway Peninsula is...

Official Statement from Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato

South Queens, NY - Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) issued the following statement with regards to the heinous shooting and deaths of Police Officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora: “Words do not begin to describe the horror and pain...

A Two-Pronged Approach to Aiding First Responders from Ground Zero

As the 2022 legislative session begins, I am always filled with a feeling of hope and pride because of the amazing work that the state legislature will do for the people of New York. As always, at the beginning of the legislative session we create, review...

Pheffer Amato Distributes Over 700 COVID-19 Self-Tests During Giveaway

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South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) personally distributed well over 700 COVID-19 self-testing kits to residents of the 23rd Assembly District on January 22 and January 23, 2022. Part of the distribution events was...