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Simotas Celebrates Young Artists

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Astoria – On Thursday, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas hosted young Astoria artists to commemorate Women’s History month. Each year, Simotas sponsors a contest for elementary school students to showcase important women in New York history. “The...

July 23, 2014
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Simotas, Gianaris, Constantinides Celebrate Ramadan

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New York – To commemorate the holy month of Ramadan, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, and Council Member Costa Constantinides attended Iftar at the Muslim American Society’s community center in Astoria last Tuesday....

July 17, 2014
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Simotas Joins QNSalon to Celebrate Queens Women

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Astoria – On Wednesday, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas spoke at the QNSalon, a quarterly meeting dedicated to building community among women living in Queens, at the Lockwood Shop in Astoria. Simotas discussed her upbringing in Astoria and her...

July 17, 2014
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Assemblymember Aravella Simotas Condemns Senate Majority's Inaction on Omnibus Women's Equality Act

“Women deserve full equality. As chair of the Assembly’s Task Force on Women’s Issues, I am deeply disappointed that, yet again this year, the state Senate Majority has refused to pass the 10-point omnibus Women’s Equality Act. Both the Senate...

July 16, 2014
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Elected Officials and Community Groups Protest New Homeless Shelter

Astoria, N.Y. – On Monday, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Councilman Costa Constantinides, New York State Senator Jose Peralta, and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas wrote to Commissioner Gilbert Taylor of the Department of Homeless Services concerning...

July 15, 2014
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