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STONEWALL Veterans' Association
1998 S.V.A. Supporters

U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato
 
U.S. Senator Alfonse D. A'Amato from New York has been a supporter of the legendary STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") since he first campaigned for -- and won -- public office for U.S. Senator in Long Island in 1980.  "Senator Al" maintains communication with the S.V.A. through the SVA's continued outreach to former and current public official supporters via mail, fax and e-mail as well as through mutual colleagues and political friends.  Former Mayor Ed Koch -- the Honorary Male Chairperson of the S.V.A. -- and Senator Al have a weekly political segment on New York 1 News television (channel 1 in New York City).  The lively political show is appropriately entitled "Inside City Politics".  Their segment is cleverly called "The Wise Guys".  Each week they have a third person, frequently former New York City council speaker Peter Vallone, Sr. or former congressman Vito Fossella from Staten Island join them as the guest "Wise Guy".  They discuss and analyze New York political events and politicians of the day.  The tell-it-like-it-is and interesting segment airs every Tuesday evening @ 7 p.m. and encores @ 10 p.m.  Update (February 2013):  Since the passing of Senator Al's truly great ally and longtime friend, Ed Koch, the second "Wise Guy" has also been rotated, sometimes with former Bronx borough president Alfonso J. Carrion or former NYC council speaker Alan Gifford "Giffy" Miller.  
The senator remains admirable of the S.V.A. organization.   

 






2014

Antoinette "Mama" D'Amato Dies at 99!

'Mama' Antoinette D'Amato ("ADA") had the "Spirit of Stonewall" long before Stonewall!  She stood up and spoke her mind!  Many members of the STONEWALL Veterans' Association, including Williamson Henderson, Leigh McManus, Kevin Baxter, Roger Fulop and Joey Destio, knew Al D'Amato's mother Antoinette from her son's campaigns in Long Island starting in Nassau County in 1976 and 1978 for Hempstead Town Supervisor and in 1980, 1988, 1992 and 1998 for U.S. Senator from New York.  With Mama D'Amato's well-publicized public appearance help and her Italian cooking recipes, 'Sonny Boy' Al won all the campaigns!  Read the full story on ADA at:

www.NYDailyNews.com/DailyPolitics/Antoinette-Mama-D'Amato-dies-99-1.1768611


 




1998

Senator Al's Annual Letter to the S.V.A.

 
[Alfonse D'Amato]

 
   

25 April
2014
Antoinette 'Mama' D'Amato dies at 99!
Island Park, L.I.

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4 February
2013
NYC Mayor Ed Koch's Services at Temple Emanu-El
Manhattan, N.Y.


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