Women hold only 18.5% of the seats in Congress and less than 22% of seats in our New York State legislature – 33rd in the nation. NOW-NYC is committed to increasing women’s representation: we are educating voters on the women’s rights credentials of local candidates, working to elect pro-choice and pro-women’s rights leaders to represent our city, and lobbying for a strong platform of equality that cuts across issues.
2014 NOW PAC Endorsements
NOW General Election Endorsements: U.S. Congress
Nita Lowey (D) – District 17
Rockland County and parts of Westchester County
New York City’s East Side of Manhattan, Roosevelt Island, parts of Queens and parts of Brooklyn
New York City’s Staten Island and South Brooklyn
Parts of New York City’s West Side of Manhattan, Greenwich Village Neighborhood, and Brooklyn
New York City’s Brooklyn
Nydia Velasquez (D) – District 7
New York City’s Parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan
New York City’s Queens
Central/Southern Nassau County, Long Island
Eastern Long Island, Eastern/Central Suffolk County
NOW General Election Endorsements: New York State
Andrew Cuomo (D) – Governor
Kathy Hochul (D) – Lieutenant Governor
Diane Dwire (D) – Assembly District 126
Auburn, Fleming, Niles, Ledyard, Scott, and parts of Throop
New York City’s Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island
New York City’s Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn
Rochester, and parts of Irondequoit
Jo Anne Simon (D) -Assembly District 52
Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Gowanus, Columbia Street Waterfront District and parts of Park Slope, downtown Brooklyn and Prospect Heights
Herkimer, Hamilton and Fulton Counties and parts of Saratoga and Schenectady Counties
Montgomery and Greene Counties and parts of Schenectady, Albany, and Ulster Counties
Justin Wagner (D) – Senate District 40
West/East Bronx, including Kingsbridge Heights, East Tremont, Crotona Park, Fordham, Belmont, Van Nest, Claremont, High Bridge and Morris Park
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Who Does NOW-NYC Endorse?
The NOW-NYC PAC endorses candidates who represent voters living in New York City at the state and city level. This includes candidates seeking citywide office, City Council seats, or those representing New York City voters in the New York State Assembly and Senate. (Note, if you are seeking to represent voters in Brooklyn or Queens, please contact the Brooklyn/Queens NOW chapter.)
The NOW-NYC PAC also serves as a point of contact for candidates seeking to represent State voters at the state or national level, including State Assembly or Senate seats representing voters outside of New York City and those seeking to represent New York State voters at the national level.
NOW National endorses candidates in federal races at the recommendation of our state chapter, which is made up of representatives from chapters throughout New York State, including NOW-NYC.
What Is NOW Endorsement Process?
Request the appropriate NOW PAC Questionnaire by calling us at 212.627.9895 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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