SEIU 32BJ Endorses New York Candidates for 2020 General Elections


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Carolina González (929) 287-4263 cagonzalez@seiu32bj.org

NEW YORK, NY— The members of SEIU 32BJ, the largest property services union in the country, today announced endorsements for 19 members of Congress, 49 members of the NY State Senate and 88 members of the State Assembly. Many of the candidates supported by the union are incumbents.

“With seven weeks left before a historic election, our members are focused on more than the top political post in the country. Essential workers like our members want candidates who will fight for them and for all working families, in this moment of crisis, and every day, in Washington, DC, and in Albany,” said SEIU 32BJ President Kyle Bragg. “Now more than ever, we need leaders like these, many of whom have fought to protect the health and livelihood of essential workers, stood up for Black Lives, Dreamers and TPS holders, and will advance a pro-worker agenda for our country and for our state.”

The union endorsed the following candidates:

US Congress

  • Nancy Goroff (CD 1)

  • Jackie Gordon (CD 2)

  • Thomas Suozzi (CD3)

  • Kathleen Rice (CD 4)

  • Gregory Meeks (CD 5)

  • Grace Meng (CD 6)

  • Nydia Velazquez (CD 7)

  • Hakeem Jeffries (CD 8)

  • Yvette Clarke (CD 9)

  • Jerrold Nadler (CD 10)

  • Max Rose (CD 11)

  • Carolyn Maloney (CD 12)

  • Adriano Espaillat (CD 13)

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (CD 14)

  • Ritchie Torres (CD 15)

  • Jamaal Bowman (CD 16)

  • Mondaire Jones (CD 17)

  • Sean Patrick Maloney (CD 18)

  • Antonio Delgado (CD 19)

NY State Senate

  • Laura Ahearn (SD 1) 

  • Monica Martinez (SD 3) 

  • Christine Pellegrino (SD 4)

  • James Gaughran (SD 5)

  • Kevin Thomas (SD 6)

  • Anna Kaplan (SD 7)

  • John Brooks (SD 8)

  • Todd Kaminsky (SD 9)

  • James Sanders (SD 10)

  • John Liu (SD 11)

  • Michael Gianaris (SD 12)

  • Jessica Ramos (SD 13)

  • Leroy Comrie (SD 14)

  • Joseph Addabbo Jr. (SD 15)

  • Toby Ann Stavisky (SD 16)

  • Julia Salazar (SD 18)

  • Roxanne Persaud (SD 19)

  • Zellnor Myrie (SD 20)

  • Kevin Parker (SD 21)

  • Andrew Gounardes (SD 22)

  • Diane Savino (SD 23)

  • Jabari Brisport (SD 25)

  • Brian Kavanagh (SD 26)

  • Brad Hoylman (SD 27)

  • Liz Krueger (SD 28)

  • Jose M. Serrano (SD 29)

  • Brian Benjamin (SD 30)

  • Robert Jackson (SD 31)

  • Luis Sepulveda (SD 32)

  • Gustavo Rivera (SD 33)

  • Alessandra Biaggi (SD 34)

  • Andrea Stewart-Cousins (SD 35)

  • Jamaal Bailey (SD 36)

  • Shelley Mayer (SD 37)

  • Elijah Reichlin-Melnick (SD 38)

  • James Skoufis (SD 39)

  • Peter Harckham (SD 40)

  • Karen Smythe (SD 41)

  • Jen Metzger (SD 42)

  • Neil Breslin (SD 44)

  • Kimberly Davis (SD 45)

  • Michelle Hinchey (SD 46)

  • John Mannion (SD 50)

  • Rachel May (SD 53)

  • Samra Brouk (SD 55)

  • Jeremy Cooney (SD 56)

  • Leslie Danks Burke (SD 58)

  • Sean Ryan (SD 60)

  • Jacqui Berger (SD 61)
  • Tim Kennedy (SD 63)

NYS Assembly

  • Steve Englebright (AD 4)

  • Phil Ramos (AD 6)

  • Steve Stern(AD 10)

  • Kimberly Jean-Pierre (AD 11)

  • Charles Lavine (AD 13)

  • Taylor Darling (AD 18)

  • Gregory Marks (AD 20)

  • Judy Griffin (AD 21)

  • Michaelle Solages (AD 22)

  • Stacey Pheffer Amato (AD 23)

  • David Weprin (AD 24)

  • Nily Rozic (AD 25)

  • Edward Braunstein (AD 26)

  • Daniel Rosenthal (AD 27)

  • Andrew Hevesi (AD 28)

  • Alicia Hyndman (AD 29)

  • Brian Barnwell (AD 30)

  • Khaleel Anderson (AD 31)

  • Vivian Cook (AD 32)

  • Clyde Vanel (AD 33)

  • Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas (AD 34)

  • Jeffrion Aubry (AD 35)

  • Zohran Mamdani (AD 36)

  • Catherine Nolan (AD 37)

  • Jenifer Rajkumar (AD 38)

  • Catalina Cruz (AD 39)

  • Ron Kim (AD 40)

  • Helene Weinstein (AD 41)

  • Rodneyse Bichotte (AD 42)

  • Diana Richardson (AD 43)

  • Robert Carroll (AD 44)

  • Steven Cymbrowitz (AD 45)

  • Mathylde Frontus (AD 46)

  • William Colton (AD 47)

  • Peter Abbate, Jr. (AD 49)

  • Emily Gallagher(AD 50)

  • Jo Anne Simon (AD 52)

  • Maritza Davila (AD 53)

  • Erik M. Dilan (AD 54)

  • Latrice Walker (AD 55)

  • Stefani Zinerman (AD 56)

  • Phara Souffrant Forest (AD 57)

  • N. Nick Perry (AD 58)

  • Jaime Williams (AD 59)

  • Charles Barron (AD 60)

  • Charles Fall (AD 61)
  • Michael Cusick (AD 63)

  • Brandon Patterson (AD 64)

  • Yuh-line Niou (AD 65)

  • Deborah Glick (AD 66)

  • Linda Rosenthal (AD 67)

  • Robert Rodriguez (AD 68)

  • Daniel O’Donnell (AD 69)

  • Inez Dickens (AD 70)

  • Al Taylor (AD 71)

  • Carmen De La Rosa (AD 72)

  • Dan Quart (AD 73)

  • Harvey Epstein (AD 74)

  • Richard Gottfried (AD 75)

  • Rebecca Seawright (AD 76)

  • Latoya Joyner (AD 77)

  • Jose Rivera (AD 78)

  • Chantel Jackson (AD 79)

  • Nathalia Fernandez (AD 80)

  • Jeffrey Dinowitz (AD 81)

  • Michael Benedetto (AD 82)

  • Carl Heastie (AD 83)

  • Amanda Septimo (AD 84)

  • Kenneth Burgos (AD 85)

  • Victor Pichardo (AD 86)

  • Karines Reyes (AD 87)

  • Amy Paulin (AD 88)

  • J. Gary Pretlow (AD 89)

  • Nader Sayegh (AD 90)

  • Steven Otis (AD 91)

  • Thomas Abinanti (AD 92)

  • Chris Burdick(AD 93)

  • Stephanie Keegan (AD 94)

  • Sandy Galef (AD 95)

  • Kenneth Zebrowski (AD 96)

  • Ellen Jaffee (AD 97)

  • Aileen Gunther (AD 100)

  • Didi Barrett (AD 106)

  • John McDonald III (AD 108)

  • Patricia Fahy (AD 109)

  • Phil Steck (AD 110)

  • Donna Lupardo (AD 123)

  • Al Stirpe (AD 127)

  • William Magnarelli (AD 129)

  • David Gantt (AD 137)

  • Harry Bronson (AD 138)
  • Crystal Peoples-Stokes (AD 141)

 
Westchester County
  • Mimi Rocah for District Attorney
 
New York City
  • Kevin Riley for City Council District 12
 

Since state primary elections that took place in June, member committees have screened candidates for federal and state races. Recommended endorsements were approved by members in the union’s executive board.

The union represents about 85,000 members in New York, who work in as residential porters, doormen and women, window washers, office cleaners, security officers, airport wheelchair attendants, school janitors and other building service jobs.

Members of 32BJ are participating in a program to register thousands of member voters on National Voter Registration Day on September 22, and throughout the week, as part of SEIU’s largest-ever voter engagement program to expand the electorate by turning out infrequent Black and Latino voters. The $150 million campaign combines digital organizing tools with traditional methods to connect with voters, including a robust paid media strategy in multiple languages, and is expected to reach more than six million voters in eight key battleground states, where member volunteers will engage both union members and non-members.

The deadline to register to vote in New York — online, by mail or in person — is October 9, 2020.

New York early voting for the general elections begins on Saturday, October 24, through Sunday, November 1, 2020. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

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With 175,000 members in twelve states and Washington, D.C., including 85,000 in New York, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.