NEW YORK—32BJ members today announced their endorsements for candidates in upcoming City Council and State races. Union members are focused on electing progressive city and state candidates this year to fight back against the anti-worker and anti-immigrant policies of the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress.
“It is more important than ever to have local leaders who will stand up for working people. Our city and our state must focus on protecting the most vulnerable among us,” said 32BJ President Hector Figueroa. “These candidates have a history of standing up for working people, immigrant rights, good public education, affordable housing, criminal justice, police reform and other issues that are important to our members and their families. That’s why our members decided to endorse them.”
These latest endorsements come after members previously announced their endorsements in other Council and citywide races earlier this year: https://buildingworkers.org/press-releases/32bj-endorses-slate-of-progressive-leaders-for-re-election-in-nyc-races/
The State Senate and Assembly endorsements are for candidates running in special elections on May 23rd.
SEIU local 32BJ proudly endorses these candidates for re-election and will work with them to ensure they keep making New York City and New York State a good home for working families:
City Council Endorsements:
District 2 – Manhattan: Carlina Rivera
District 4 – Manhattan: Keith Powers
District 8 – Manhattan: Diana Ayala
District 12 – Bronx: Andy King*
District 13 – Bronx: Mark Gjonaj
District 23 – Queens: Barry Grodenchik *
District 41 -Brooklyn : Alicka Samuel
District 43 – Brooklyn: Justin Brannan
District 44 – Brooklyn: David Greenfield*
NY State Special Election Endorsements:
New York State Assembly District 9 – Suffolk County: Christine Pellegrino
New York State Senate District 30 – Manhattan: Brian Benjamin
With 163,000 members in eleven states and Washington, D.C., including 80,000 in New York City, 32BJ SEIU is one of the largest unions representing immigrant workers in the country.