National NOW Endorses Quinn to be First Woman Mayor
NOW-NYC joined with National NOW President Terry O’Neill and a number of NYC leaders to rally with Quinn in view of one of the nation’s most recognized female icons, the Statue of Liberty.
“Christine Quinn is not only the only woman in this race,” said President O’Neill, “but she’s the candidate with the strongest record of fighting for the rights of New York women. New Yorkers need a mayor who has a proven ability to govern and lead responsibly. – The time is now to elect Christine Quinn. Let’s give New York women and girls nationwide a strong voice and a true leader they can look up to in New York’s City Hall.”
“I’m incredibly thankful for NOW National’s support,” said Speaker Quinn. “I can’t stress enough how important it is for girls all across New York to look to City Hall and see a woman fighting for them on serious issues, serving each day as an advocate and working to address New Yorkers’ needs. New York City needs a mature and experienced leader to keep it moving in the right direction and tackle the serious issues. I’m honored to have NOW National’s endorsement, to know they believe I am the most qualified and capable candidate to lead women and all New Yorkers.”
NOW’s national, state, and city endorsements are the latest in a string of high-profile endorsements for Speaker Quinn from women’s advocacy groups, elected officials, and feminists. These include NOW’s New York Chapter, NARAL Pro-Choice New York, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, EMILY’s List, the Women’s Campaign Fund, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Lena Dunham, Liz Abzug, former Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger, former Congresswoman Liz Holtzman, the Dominican Women’s Coalition, and over 1,000 women throughout New York working to elect Quinn under the Women for Quinn banner.
Watch the video of the press conference HERE
Read more about NOW-NYC’s endorsement of Christine Quinn for NYC Mayor HERE
Read more about our endorsements in all city races HERE
NOW endorses ‘grown-up’ Christine Quinn for Mayor – Daily News