Immigrant Action Endorses Two Candidates in Advance of 9/13 Primary Election

Immigrant Action Endorses Jamaal Bailey for NYS Senate District 36 and Pamela Harris for Assembly District 46



New York, NY — Today, Immigrant Action(The New York State Immigrant Action Fund), one of the largest 501(c)(4) immigrant rights groups in the country, endorsed Jamaal Bailey for the 36th District State Senate seat and Pamela Harris for the 46th District State Assembly seat in the September 13th Primary Election.

Immigrant Action Executive Director Steve Choi notes, “Both Jamaal and Pamela are fighters for working people and for immigrant rights. Immigrant Action is dedicated to supporting candidates and elected officials who will fight for immigrant communities and support humane immigrant policies. Jamaal and Pamela are those people. We are proud to support their candidacies for the State Legislature.”

“Jamaal has been a fighter for working people his entire career. He has long championed the fight for a living wage and the fight to ensure all New Yorkers have access to low-cost high quality health care.”

“Pamela’s long history of grassroots activism in support of her Coney Island community is commendable and her work in the Assembly to serve her constituents sets her apart from the other candidates.”

Bailey currently serves as Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s communications director and as a Democratic District Leader in the Bronx. Harris is the current Assemblywoman representing the 46th District.

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.