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New York State Becomes First in the Nation to Ensure Prenatal Care for All

Albany – Today, New York became the first state in the nation to advance legislation to ensure prenatal care for all. The New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate passed legislation to make pregnancy a qualifying event for enrollment in...

June 18, 2015
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Simotas and UCCA Host Annual Town Hall Meeting

Astoria, N.Y. – On Thursday, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) joined forces to host a Town Hall Meeting at the Museum of the Moving Image. Simotas, Councilman Costa Constantinides, representatives on...

May 15, 2015
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Victory for Rape Survivors as Simotas’ Bill Passes Assembly

Albany, N.Y. – On Thursday, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas’ Rape-is-Rape legislation passed the Assembly for the third time. The bill redefines rape to include forced oral and anal sex and ensures that victims of forced sexual intercourse don't...

April 24, 2015
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Simotas & Maloney Celebrate Women’s History Month

Astoria, N.Y. – On Friday, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney hosted a luncheon to commemorate Women’s History Month at The Astor Room in Astoria. The legislators came together to recognize the accomplishments of...

March 23, 2015
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Queens Electeds Lead Fight for Quality, Affordable Child Care

Albany, N.Y. – Last week, Assemlymembers Aravella Simotas, Andrew Hevesi, Catherine Nolan, and Michele Titus were named to the Assembly Child Care Workgroup. The group is tasked with making child care policy. The workgroup was first convened in...

February 17, 2015
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