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Assemblymember McMahon: Focusing on Gun Safety and Reproductive Rights to Protect New Yorkers

In the final days of this year’s legislative session, I worked with my colleagues to pass several crucial measures to help protect our communities. In the wake of the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, the legislature passed, and Governor...

McMahon Bill to Increase Awareness of Environmental Impacts of Idling Vehicles Passes the Legislature

Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) to increase education and awareness of the environmental and health impacts of idling vehicles passed both the Assembly and Senate this week. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk...

McMahon and Kennedy Bill Incentivizing the Use of Solar Energy Passes the Legislature

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) and Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) announced that their bill incentivizing more New Yorkers to use solar panels has passed both houses of the Legislature as part of an Earth Day legislative package (A.7703/S.6919)....

Assemblymember McMahon Presents Resolution to the Family of Getzville Fire Chief, Veteran of 9/11 Ground Zero Relief Effort

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NYS Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) presented a NYS Assembly resolution to the family of Getzville Fire Department Chief Irving A. Isenberg on Thursday. Isenberg died on November 1, 2019, after a battle with myeloma, a bone marrow cancer. Isenberg...

Assemblymember McMahon Statement on Lifting of School Mask Mandate

“To the great relief of many, Governor Hochul announced yesterday that the mask mandate will be lifted for schools on Wednesday. This milestone comes after very encouraging drops in COVID-19 cases and increases in vaccinations. Because of our community’s...

Assemblymember McMahon Presents Resolution Honoring the Life and Accomplishments of Longtime High School Sports Reporter

On Sunday, NYS Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) presented a NYS Assembly resolution to the family of longtime high school sports reporter Miguel “Miggy” Rodriguez. Rodriguez died as a result of complications from COVID-19 on Jan. 31, 2022,...

Celebrating the Legacy of New York Trailblazer Shirley Chisholm This Black History Month

Since 1976, the month of February has been designated as National Black History Month, a time to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Black Americans and to honor those individuals who were instrumental in shaping our country. For me, this reflection...

Assemblymember McMahon Presents Resolution Declaring February 21 as ‘Mother Language Day’ in NYS

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst) presented the Bangladeshi American Social & Cultural Organization of WNY (BASCO) with a New York State Assembly resolution on Monday, declaring February 21 as “Mother Language Day” in the State of New York....

Assemblymember McMahon’s Statement on the Repeal of the COVID-19 Mask Mandate for Businesses

“I am pleased by the Governor’s announcement this morning that the New York State COVID-19 mask mandate for businesses will be removed tomorrow, although local municipalities and businesses will have the choice to continue the mandate themselves....

Assemblymember McMahon: State of the State Address Brings Hope for Productive Year

On Jan. 5, Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered her first State of the State address and outlined her priorities for the upcoming state budget. Some of her key goals include bolstering the health care and education workforces, expanding access to childcare, establishing...
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News from Assemblymember Karen McMahon – September 8, 2022

How You Can Help

NYS Donate Life Registry: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Karen-McMahon/story/94381 Blood Donation ConnectLife: 1 (716) 529-4270 Food Pantry Donation: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Karen-McMahon/story/102343 Health Care Volunteer Program: https://health.ny....

Childcare

Child Care Resource Network: 1 (866) 281-4739 Erie County Daycare Unit: 1 (716) 858-8953 • https://www3.erie.gov/socialservices/day-care Erie County Children’s Camps: https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=children’s-camps.  Niagara County Daycare...

Job Openings and Training

Job Openings New York State: https://www.ny.gov/services/employment Erie County: https://www4.erie.gov/job-openings-community Niagara County: https://www.niagaracounty.com/Employment/job-postings-public Town of Amherst: https://amherst.ny.us/content/hiring.php Village...

Mental Health Resources

NYS Office of Mental Health: 1 (844) 863-9314 • https://omh.ny.gov Horizon Health Services: 1 (716) 831-1800 Mental Health Advocates of WNY: 1 (716) 886-1242 MHEP-RISE Center (Mental Health Empowerment Project), a direct resource for virtual groups...

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP): 1 (800) 701-0501 • https://aging.ny.gov/health-insurance-information-counseling-and-assistance-program-hiicap New York State Healthcare Marketplace: https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov Erie...

Crisis Management Hotlines

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 1 (716) 834-3131 24-Hour Addiction Hotline: 1 (716) 831-7007 National Suicide and Crisis Hotline Chat/Text/Phone: 998 New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline: 1 (800) 273-6906 Erie County Domestic Violence Hotline:...

State & Local Government

NYS Agencies Index: https://www.ny.gov/agencies NYS Budget: https://www.budget.ny.gov NYS Dept. of Health: 1 (888) 364-3065 • https://www.health.ny.gov NYS Public Service Commission (Utility Issues): 1 (518) 474-7680 Erie County Health Dept.: 1 (716)...

Nutrition Assistance

USDA National Hunger Hotline (M-F, 7 am to 10 pm): 1 (866) 348-6479 (English) or 1 (877) 842-6273 (Spanish) USDA Meals for Kids Site Finder (Summer Site Finder): https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids WIC: 1 (716) 218-1484 • https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/ WIC...

Financial Support & Community Resources

Erie County Dept. of Social Services: 1 (716) 858-8000 • https://www3.erie.gov/socialservices/ Niagara County Dept. of Social Services: 1 (716) 278-8400 • https://niagaracounty.com/socialservices/ Erie County Temporary Assistance to Needy Families...
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