Planned Parenthood NYC Votes (PPNYC Votes) works to ensure that individuals elected to city and state office represent the voters and the communities Planned Parenthood serves. We hold elected officials accountable for their voting records and positions on sexual and reproductive health and rights issues.
 

For Immediate Release

September 13, 2017

 

Planned Parenthood NYC Votes Congratulates Endorsed Candidates in Primary Election

 

NEW YORK – Planned Parenthood NYC Votes today congratulated its endorsed candidates who won their primary races on Tuesday.

"In several districts, New York City voters made it clear on Tuesday that they demand progressive leaders who will advance the issues our communities care most about," said Veronica Aveis, Political Director of Planned Parenthood NYC Votes. "At a time when reproductive health and rights are under attack from Washington, it is critical that our elected leaders are committed to supporting access to affordable reproductive health care, strengthening paid family leave, implementing comprehensive sex education, and protecting the rights of the LGBTQ community. I am sure these candidates are up to the task, and will work with newly elected colleagues who have not prioritized these issues in the past to ensure they understand their importance."

“We are disappointed to see anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion politicians Ruben Diaz Sr., Fernando Cabrera, and Mark Gjonaj win seats in three key races. These are the last people we need representing New Yorkers. PPNYC Votes commends Marjorie Velazquez, Amanda Farias, and Randy Abreu for their hard-fought campaigns founded on strong progressive values. We will continue to fight to make sure that our elected leaders are champions for the communities we serve.”

Planned Parenthood NYC Votes congratulates the following endorsed candidates who won their races in the primary election:

 

 CITYWIDE CANDIDATE                                            

 

Mayor

 

 

Bill de Blasio

 

Public Advocate

 

Letitia James

 

Comptroller

Scott Stringer

 

Queens Borough President

Melinda Katz

 

Manhattan Borough President

Gale Brewer

 

Staten Island Borough President

Tom Shcherbenko

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE

 

DISTRICT

 

 

 

Carlina Rivera

 

2

Corey Johnson

     

3

Ben Kallos

 

5

Helen Rosenthal

 

6

Mark Levine

 

7

Bill Perkins

 

9

Ydanis Rodriguez

 

10

Andrew Cohen

 

11

Ritchie Torres

 

15

Rafael Salamanca

 

17

Paul Vallone

 

19

Francisco Moya

 

39

Costa Constantinides

 

22

Barry Grodenchik

 

23

Rory Lancman

 

24

Jimmy Van Bramer

 

26

I. Daneek Miller

 

27

Adrienne Adams

 

28

Elizabeth Crowley

 

30

Donovan Richards

 

31

Antonio Reynoso

 

34

Laurie Cumbo

 

35

Rafael Espinal

 

37

Carlos Menchaca

 

38

Brad Lander

 

39

Alicka Ampry-Samuel

 

41

Alan Maisel

 

46

Mark Treyger

 

47

Dylan Schwartz

 

51

 

Planned Parenthood NYC Votes will announce additional endorsements throughout the fall leading up to the general election on November 7 on its web site at http://www.ppnycaction.org/politicalcommittee.

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Planned Parenthood NYC Votes is a non-partisan organization committed to supporting candidates who are leaders on sexual and reproductive health issues for city and state office.

 

 

Paid for by Planned Parenthood NYC Votes.

 

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Planned Parenthood NYC Votes Announces Endorsements for 2017 City Elections

Endorsements Include Bill de Blasio for Mayor, Letitia James for Public Advocate and Scott Stringer for Comptroller; Announcement is First of Rolling Endorsements 

NEW YORK – Planned Parenthood NYC Votes today proudly announced its first endorsements for the 2017 New York City election cycle. Endorsements will be rolled out throughout the summer and fall, leading up to the primaries in September and the general election in November.

“We need leaders in City Hall who understand that reproductive freedom is a right, not a privilege, and that all of our communities deserve all the resources they need to succeed,” said Joan Malin of Planned Parenthood NYC Votes. “With Trump in the White House and Congress attempting to cut our communities off from health care, it has never been more critical to elect champions who will continue this city’s legacy as a place where all people can lead healthy lives and achieve their dreams.”

PPNYC Votes is proud to endorse citywide candidates Mayor Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate Letitia James andComptroller Scott Stringer.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has staunchly opposed the GOP’s ongoing efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and refuses to waver in his defense of the Affordable Care Act. “At times like these, we need Bill de Blasio as mayor. He has always supported the right to make the decisions that work best for New York’s families, and is a staunch ally to our city's women, and to people of all genders and identities,” Malin said. “PPNYC Votes is proud to endorse him for another four years.”

He has been a leader and partner in initiatives that have improved New Yorkers’ lives, including: passing paid sick leave and paid parental leave; increasing the minimum wage for city workers; creating universal pre-K, and now 3-K, which will help educate our city's children and make life easier for working parents; creating the Commission on Gender Equity; putting free tampons in city schools and jails; opening lactation rooms for new mothers; creating the Center for Health Equity to support communities of color; and investing $850 million into ThriveNYC, the largest investment in mental health of any city, including universal maternal depression screenings.

Public Advocate Letitia James has advocated for paid family leave, raising the wage, and last year led the citywide campaign to improve the health and safety of nail salon workers. As a Brooklyn Council Member, she also took on anti-reproductive health care extremists who use crisis pregnancy centers to deny women access to basic healthcare. “Tish James knows what it means to ensure all people have the means to lead healthy, caring and cared for lives,” said Malin.

Comptroller Scott Stringer has “consistently been a leader on sexual and reproductive health access for all New Yorkers – as a member of the New York State Assembly, during his time as Manhattan Borough President, and today as our city’s Comptroller,” Malin commented. “Scott Stringer is a candidate New Yorkers can be proud of.” Stringer led the citywide effort to make pregnancy a qualifying life event for insurance enrollment–making New York the first state in the country to do so. He has also fought tirelessly for fairer practices in the workplace, paid leave for all families, and an equitable minimum wage.

Candidates for all seats were asked to complete a questionnaire. Planned Parenthood NYC Votes staff and board members have also interviewed candidates in key races. The questionnaire can be found here: http://www.ppnycaction.org/questionnaire.

The following is a full list of Planned Parenthood NYC Votes endorsements to date. If you don't see your district listed below, check the Planned Parenthood NYC Votes 2017 Voter Guide.

CITYWIDE CANDIDATE                                             

Bill de Blasio

Mayor

Letitia James  

Public Advocate

Scott Stringer

Comptroller

Melinda Katz

Queens Borough President

Gale Brewer

Manhattan Borough President           

Thomas Scherbenko

Staten Island Borough President

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE                                                 DISTRICT

Margaret Chin                          

1

Carlina Rivera

2

Corey Johnson

3

Ben J. Kallos

5

Helen Rosenthal

6

Mark Levine

7

Bill Perkins

9

Ydanis Rodriguez

10

Andrew Cohen

11

Marjorie Velazquez

13       

Randy Abreu  

14

Ritchie Torres

15       

Rafael Salamanca

17       

Amanda Farias

18

Paul Vallone

19

Francisco Moya         

21

Costa Constantinides

22       

Barry Grodenchik

23       

Rory Lancman

24

Jimmy Van Bramer    

26

I. Daneek Miller         

27

Adrienne Adams        

28

Elizabeth Crowley     

30

Donovan Richards      

31

Antonio Reynoso       

34

Laurie Cumbo

35

Rafael L. Espinal Jr.  

37

Carlos Menchaca       

38

Brad Lander   

39

Brian Cunningham         

40

Alicka Ampry-Samuel           

41

Alan Maisel                

46

Mark Treyger 

47       

Dylan M. Schwartz    

51

Additional endorsements may be announced periodically and will be posted on the Planned Parenthood NYC Votes web site at http://www.ppnycaction.org/politicalcommittee.

Contact Planned Parenthood NYC Votes at 212-274-7314.

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Planned Parenthood NYC Votes is a non-partisan organization committed to supporting candidates who are leaders on sexual and reproductive health issues for city and state office.

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