YOU Stopped Monserrate!
We are proud of Francisco Moya’s victory over Hiram Monserrate in Queens District 21. New York City voters sent a clear message that domestic abusers are not fit for public office. Your activism made the difference in this race. You protested with us on the steps of City Hall, you marched with us in the streets of Queens, and you went door to door encouraging voters to reject violence and corruption. When our rights are being threatened at the federal level, it’s critical for us to fight back locally — at the ballot box. Together, we did just that. Thank you for standing with NOW-NYC to stop Monserrate and support leaders who will champion our issues and defend our rights.
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Statement by Sonia Ossorio, president of The National Organization for Women – New York:
“Francisco Moya’s victory over Hiram Monserrate is a clear mandate from Queens voters that domestic abusers have no place in office. Toxic masculinity lost today and voter power made it happen. Thank you Queens for rejecting violence and corruption.”
“When New York voters reject a convicted abuser for elected office, it is a win for women. Today, we sent a strong message that people who have betrayed the public trust through violence and corruption will be denied the opportunity to hold office again.”
“We are proud to congratulate Francisco Moya for his victory today, because we know that he is going to fight for women, fight for immigrants, and fight for his community, and he can stand up as a role model for them, as well.”
Hiram Monserrate’s record:
2008: Convicted of domestic violence
2009: Switched to the GOP for power grab
2010: Expelled from the New York State Senate
2012: Guilty of misuse of public funds and sent to prison