Not Now, Not Ever: Candidates We Must Stop
NOW-NYC released our “Not Now, Not Ever” list, naming five candidates that should never be allowed to represent the people of New York City based on their records of bigotry, homophobia, or aggression towards women. Get out and vote on Tuesday, September 12th to stop these candidates!
Thomas Lopez-Pierre, District 7
Thomas Lopez-Pierre has a history of vitriolic anti-semitic statements and inflammatory commentary. He admitted to leading a false online campaign to stop his own bigoted rhetoric, in order to steal funds from supporters of his opponents. Lopez-Pierre also pleaded to a misdemeanor contempt charge for violating an order of protection after harassing his ex-wife.
Fernando Cabrera, District 14
City Councilman Fernando Cabrera is vehemently homophobic, going so far as to praise Ugandan leaders after they passed draconian laws criminalizing homosexuality. He is also under fire for controversial comments claiming “it’s harder to be richer than poor,” blaming low wages on laziness.
Ruben Diaz Sr., District 18
State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. has spent 15 years blocking pro-choice legislation in the New York State Senate, despite being a Democrat. Now he is trying to represent New Yorkers in the City Council. Besides being a staunch opponent of reproductive rights, Diaz Sr. has repeatedly voted against marriage equality and protections for LGBT people, leading the opposition and making inflammatory anti-gay statements.
Hiram Monserrate, District 21
Hiram Monserrate was convicted for domestic violence for dragging his girlfriend through the lobby of his apartment building after she was cut in the face, and later served time in jail for stealing public funds. The New York State Senate expelled Monserrate after he was convicted of domestic assault, the first time in nearly a century that the state legislature forced a member from office. We must Stop Monserrate: learn more and sign up for our Stop Monserrate Action Team NOW!
Allan Jennings, District 28
Allan Jennings was censured by the New York City Council after four aides and one City Councilwoman claimed sexual harassment. His wages were ordered garnished by the Council because he had failed to pay a $5,000 fine imposed by the legislature after its investigation concluded that he had sexually harassed the women.
See the the pro-women’s rights candidates NOW NYC is supporting HERE