NOW-NYC Endorses Letitia James for Public Advocate!
VOTE in the Runoff: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
“Her exceptional track record as a lawyer and legislator mixed with her experience as a tenacious and spirited community activist make her the best person for this job hands down,” said NOW-NYC President Sonia Ossorio.
“We are thrilled to support her because we know she will continue to be a strong champion for women and families across New York and will help move our city forward.”
An ardent defender of equality and the rights of all people in our city, especially those with the least access to resources, Leticia James is far and above the best person to lead as the next Public Advocate. A grassroots organizer and activist at heart, this City Councilwoman from Brooklyn has always been in the trenches and on the streets with her fellow New Yorkers. Because of her passionate and effective work fighting for worker’s rights, she has received overwhelming support, advancing into a run-off election from a crowded field of candidates vying for the position.
Never afraid to stand up to powerful interests, Leticia ensured responsible and community-responsive development in her district. She led the passage of the Safe Housing Act, a groundbreaking law that ensures tenants get timely and safe repairs. Speaking out forcefully on behalf of rape victims and in support of reproductive health, Leticia has been by NOW-NYC’s side time and again. A powerful and accomplished woman leader and a results-oriented advocate for workers, tenants, and women, Leticia James is the best candidate to represent the voice of New Yorkers.
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