Immigrant Action Endorses Seven Candidates for September 13 Primary Election

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New York, NY — Today, Immigrant Action, one of the largest 501(c)(4) immigrant rights groups in the country, endorsed seven Assembly candidates for the quickly approaching September 13 Primary 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 immigrant policies. These seven candidates represent the values that Immigrant Action fights for, and that New York immigrant communities care about. We are proud to support their candidacies.”

“As Chairman of the Assembly Task Force on New Americans, Marcos Crespo (AD 85) held critical statewide forums on health and education issues affecting New York’s immigrant population. He was also successful in shepherding an important anti-fraud measure to protect immigrants.”

Phil Ramos (AD 6) has a long history of supporting immigrant rights, including fighting for driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants living in New York. He has been an advocate as a member of the Assembly, and we need members like him fighting for us.”

“As an Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda (AD 87) has fought for driver’s licenses for immigrants and for offering Halal food options during school lunch, just a few examples of how Victor understands and reacts to the needs of New York’s immigrant communities.”

“As the son of immigrants from Santo Domingo in the  Dominican Republic, Victor Pichardo (AD 86) will work hard to support those members of our community who want to become citizens of this great country. He is a strong public servant.”

Robert Carroll (AD 44) will be a strong progressive voice for immigrant rights in the New York State Assembly. He is committed to representing the needs of working class and immigrant families in Albany.”

“As the first Haitian-American woman elected in New York City, Rodneyse Bichotte (AD 42) has demonstrated that she is committed to connecting immigrant community members to the resources they need to survive and thrive. We’ll be lucky to have her as a voice for immigrants in Albany.”

“As a long-time Crown Heights resident of West Indian descent Diana Richardson (AD 43) has proven she’s a fighter for working families and immigrant communities. We’re proud to support her in her race.”