Immigrant Action Endorses a Slate of 40 Candidate for the NYS Legislature


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Immigrant Action Endorses a Slate of 40 Candidate for the NYS Legislature

New York, NY — Today, Immigrant Action (New York State Immigrant Action Fund), one of the largest 501(c)(4) immigrant rights groups in the country, announced the endorsement of 40 candidates for the NYS Legislature in the quickly approaching General Election. All of these candidates have demonstrated a commitment to immigrant rights and fighting for concrete victories for New York immigrant communities.

Steve Choi, Executive Director of Immigrant Action, commented, “Immigrant Action is dedicated to supporting candidates and elected officials who will fight for immigrant communities and support humane immigration policies. This broad slate of candidates, who will serve constituents from the five boroughs, Long Island and the Hudson Valley, demonstrate our commitment to a New York State Legislature that is representative of the diversity and responsive to the needs of this great state’s changing population. These candidates represent the values that Immigrant Action fights for, and that New York immigrant communities care about. We are proud to support their candidacies.”

“Immigrant Action understands the power the New York State Legislature has to make decisions that directly impact the lives of immigrant New Yorkers. On issues like drivers licenses for all New Yorkers, health coverage for all immigrants and adult education and literacy, these candidates, if elected, will be critical voices for pushing an immigrant rights agenda forward in Albany.”

The endorsement from Immigrant Action, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that promotes the rights and socio-economic well-being of immigrants and refugees across New York State, follows their earlier announcement of support for Hillary Clinton ahead of the April Presidential primary election, which spurred the candidate to promise the creation of a national Office of New Americans.

Immigrant Action endorses the following candidates for the New York State Senate:

District 6 (Nassau): Ryan Cronin (Nassau)

District 7 (Nassau): Adam Haber

District 9 (Nassau): Todd Kaminsky

District 12 (Queens): Michael Gianaris

District 13 (Queens): Jose Peralta

District 14 (Queens): Leroy Comrie

District 20 (Brooklyn): Jesse Hamilton

District 23 (Staten Island): Diane Savino

District 29 (Manhattan): Jose Serrano

District 3 (Manhattan): Marisol Alcantara*

District 34(Bronx/Westchester): Jeffrey Klein

District 35 (Westchester): Andre Stewart-Cousins

District 36 (Bronx): Jamaal Bailey*

District 63 (Buffalo): Timothy Kennedy

Immigrant Action endorses the following candidates for the New York State Assembly:

District 6 (Suffolk): Phil Ramos*

District 22 (Nassau): Michaelle Solages

District 25 (Queens): Nily Rozic

District 34 (Queens): Michael DenDekker

District 40 (Queens): Ron Kim

District 42 (Brooklyn): Rodneyse Bichotte*

District 43 (Brooklyn): Diana Richardson*

District 44 (Brooklyn): Robert Carroll*

District 46 (Brooklyn): Pamela Harris*

District 47 (Brooklyn): William Colton

District 51 (Brooklyn): Felix Ortiz

District 74 (Manhattan): Brian Kavanagh

District 75 (Manhattan): Richard Gottfried

District 79 (Bronx): Michael Blake

District 80 (Bronx): Mark Gjonaj

District 83 (Bronx): Carl Heastie

District 84 (Bronx): Carmen Arroyo

District 85 (Bronx): Marcos Crespo*

District 86 (Bronx): Victor Pichardo*

District 87 (Bronx): Luis Sepulveda*

District 90 (Westchester): Shelley Mayer

District 91 (Westchester): Steven Otis

District 92 (Westchester): Thomas Abinanti

District 93 (Westchester): David Buchwald

District 95 (Westchester): Sandy Galef

District 136 (Rochester): Joseph Morelle

*Indicates candidates Immigrant Action also endorsed for the September 13 Primary election.