Press Releases

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...

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.At...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pheffer Amato Distributes at Home COVID-19 Self-Test Kits

South Queens, NY – The Office of Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) distributed COVID-19 self-test kits to residents and members of the community. The testing kits, which have FDA emergency use authorization, were passed out at...

Pheffer Amato Welcomes New Constituent Liaison

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) announced the hiring of Jason Greenberg to serve the roles of Constituent Liaison and Scheduler. Jason is a lifelong resident of Queens and has experience in the public sector...

Pheffer Amato Welcomes New Legislative Director in 2022

South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) announced the hiring of Gregory Slade to serve as Legislative Director. Gregory, a native of New York, has previous work experience in the New York State Assembly and is credited...

Pheffer Amato Applauds Signing of Landmark Water Safety Commission Bill

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South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) has announced that her legislation creating the first ever Commission to Prevent Childhood Drownings in New York State was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul on Friday,...

Pheffer Amato Inducts New Student Council at P.S./M.S. 114

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Belle Harbor, NY – On Tuesday, November 9, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) visited P.S./M.S. 114 to induct the newly formed Student Council. This school year marks the first year that P.S./M.S. 114 has had a student government....

Pheffer Amato Announces Return of the MetroCard Van

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South Queens, NY – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) announced today that the MetroCard Van will be returning in its full capacity to her district. On Friday, October 29, the MetroCard Van will be at the Peninsula Library from...