For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Press Contact: Anu Joshi
Immigrant Action Endorses Labor Activist Marvin Holland in City Council Special Election
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, endorsed labor activist Marvin Holland for the District 9 City Council Seat. The special election to fill the seat vacated by Inez Dickens after her successful bid to join the State Assembly will be held on Tuesday, February 14.
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 immigrant policies. Union activist Marvin Holland represents the values that Immigrant Action fights for, and that New York immigrant communities care about. We are proud to support his candidacy.”
“Marvin Holland will bring a fresh perspective to the New York City Council and is prepared to represent the diverse voice of the immigrant communities in the Harlem-based City Council seat, including and importantly the vibrant West African population in the area. His commitment to understanding the diverse needs of the district will serve him well in the City Council. That is why Immigrant Action is proud to endorse his for the District 9 seat.”
“Immigrant Action would also like to extend our appreciation to State Senator Bill Perkins for his long history of championing immigrant rights in the State Legislature and beyond. From fighting for driver's licenses for all to supporting the New York State DREAM Act, we’ve always been able to count on Senator Perkins to support immigrant communities in New York. We look forward to continuing our strong working relationship with Senator Perkins.”