NOW-NYC Endorses Scott Stringer for New York City Comptroller
The National Organization for Women New York City officially endorses Scott Stringer for New York City Comptroller.
Stringer has been a longtime advocate for women. As an Assemblymember in 1994, he authored a landmark bill that mandated that police officers, not victims, serve orders of protection for battered women. In 1996, he wrote a law to ban insurance discrimination against domestic violence victims. More recently, as Manhattan Borough President, he partnered with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and Mayor Bloomberg to establish the Manhattan Family Justice Center, offering a wealth of legal and support services for domestic violence victims.
The NOW-NYC team is thrilled to support Stringer. As an actively pro-woman candidate, he stands in stark contrast to his potential opponent in the Democratic primary, Eliot Spitzer. NOW-NYC President Sonia Ossorio said, “Scott has been a longtime ally to NOW-NYC and the women and families of New York. He has been a real leader for women as Manhattan Borough President, and we know that as NYC Comptroller he will have the priorities of women and working families at the top of his agenda.”
Read more about our endorsement announcement HERE!
Read Coverage from Our Endorsement:
Groups Join Forces to Oppose Spitzer Campaign – NY Times – July 29, 2013
Women’s Groups Endorse Stringer for Comptroller -WBAI – July 22, 2013
Spitzer Asks for Forgiveness as Women Advocates Back Stringer -NY 1 – July 22, 2013