Press Releases

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Celebrates Groundbreaking at Yeshiva Darchei Torah

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South Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato and her mother, Queens County Clerk and former Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer, joined Rabbi Bender at the Yeshiva Darchei Torah groundbreaking of the Beis Medrash, classrooms and...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Visits TAL Academy

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South Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato visited the TAL (Torah and Language) Academy in Belle Harbor to see firsthand how they are helping students with language-based learning disabilities. The yeshiva opened this year...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Receives 'Fighting Hate and Discrimination Award'

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South Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato received the distinguished “Fighting Hate and Discrimination Award” at the 2024 Met Council on Jewish Poverty’s Annual Legislative Breakfast. The Met Council is known as America’s...

Pheffer Amato Passes Bill to Give Cost of Living Increase to Widows and Widowers

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South Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato passed her bill, A.10111, to provide a cost of living (COLA) increase for the family members of governmental employees who were killed in the line of duty. The bill, known as “The...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Presents Annual Summer Reading Challenge

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South Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato is inviting students from Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Broad Channel and across the Rockaway Peninsula to explore the world of books by participating in the New York State Assembly’s...

Pensions Aren’t Sexy…But They Matter

I’m proud to know that our community has one of the largest populations of governmental employees - dedicated men and women who work in public service to make our State and communities thrive. It’s a laudable career. Of course, one of the major benefits...

Pheffer Amato Passes Resolution For ‘Volunteer Firefighter Appreciation Day’ and ‘EMS Worker Week’ in NYS

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato recently passed 2 State-wide resolutions to officially solidify May 4 as ‘Volunteer Firefighter Appreciation Day’ and the week of May 19-25 as ‘Emergency Medical Service Worker Week’...

Pheffer Amato Declares May as Jewish-American Heritage Month In NYS

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato passed a State-wide resolution to declare May as Jewish-American Heritage Month in the State of New York. Pheffer Amato, the only Jewish elected official in South Queens, previously succeeded...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Honors Police Officers During ‘Police Week’

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato passed a State-wide resolution to declare the week of May 12-18 as Police Week in the State of New York and publicly honored all fallen police officers. “Today we not only say thank you...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Secures Record Funding for Nonpublic Schools

Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato secured the highest investment in State funding for nonpublic schools during the recent 2024 State budget. Through her continued work, in partnership with TeachNYS, Agudath Israel of America,...

Assemblywoman Praised by Public Employee Unions: Including FDNY/UFA, TWU Local 100, UFT, AFL-CIO & PEF

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato received outpouring gratitude from unions across New York after her pension and Tier reform legislation, A.9133, was included in the recent State budget. Unions like the UFA (United Firefighters...

Pheffer Amato Joins New Hamilton Beach Civic to Clean Hamilton Beach Park

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato joined the New Hamilton Beach Civic Association and the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Park Conservancy at a cleanup at Hamilton Beach Park. Nearly 20 dedicated volunteers, including local residents,...

Making The Change: Illegal Cannabis Stores Will Now Be Closed!

I am currently writing this in the early hours after intensely debating the State Budget. As your State representative, I have been working to pass fiscal policies that represent the needs of our community. Moments ago, our community scored a tremendous...

Pheffer Amato Gets New Hate Crime Charges Enacted into Law!

Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato passed new statues in the New York State Penal Law by expanding, and even introducing new offenses that fall under the hate crimes statute. In New York, there has been a dramatic increase...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Gets Rid of Insulin Co-Pays for New Yorkers!

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato voted for a revolutionary change in the law for those with diabetes, or anyone who needs insulin, by banning cost sharing, or co-pays, for insulin prescriptions. Through Pheffer Amato’s...

Assemblywoman Passes Sought After Recruitment and Retention Benefit For NYPD

Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato successfully negotiated benefits for the members of the NYPD after intense conversations in the 2024 State budget. The Assemblywoman serves as Chairwoman of the NYS Committee on Governmental...

Pheffer Amato Declares April 21-27 As ‘Crime Victim Rights’ Week’ Throughout New York

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Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato voted yes and passed a State-wide resolution to declare the Week of April 21st through April 27th as “Crime Victim Rights’ Week.” State resolutions are an extremely coveted and honored...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Addresses TeachNYS with Unwavering Support for Yeshivas

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New York – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato received a standing ovation when she attended the annual TeachNYS breakfast. The Assemblywoman, the only Jewish elected official in South Queens, is known as the strongest advocate for Yeshivas...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Will Always Support Israel

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South Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato re-emphasized her unwavering support for Israel after Iran launched hundreds of missiles and drones over the weekend. “I support Israel today, I support Israel tomorrow, and I will...

Pheffer Amato Votes to Protect Hospitals

Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato voted yes on a bill, A.1633, which would require broader community engagement and notice when a hospital, or a unit that provides maternity, mental health or substance use care, seeks to...