Planned Parenthood NYC Votes Congratulates Endorsed Primary Winners

 

 

For Immediate Release

September 15, 2016

Contact: Carrie Mumah at carrie.mumah@ppnyc.org or 212-274-7294

 

Planned Parenthood NYC Votes Congratulates Endorsed Primary Winners

 

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

"New York City voters made it clear Tuesday that they demand leaders who will advance reproductive health and rights," said Joan Malin, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood NYC Votes. "At a time when access to reproductive health care is under attack across the country, it is more critical than ever to have champions in Albany who will help pass critical bills like the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act. I have no doubt that these candidates are up to the task."

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

 CANDIDATE                                                                            DISTRICT

Assembly

Assemblymember Alicia Hyndman

 

29

Bobby Carroll

44

Assemblymember Pamela Harris

46

Assemblymember Latrice Walker

55

Tremaine Wright

56

Assemblymember Deborah Glick

66

Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal

67

Assemblymember Victor Pichardo

86

 

 

Senate

 

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky

16

Senator Velmanette Montgomery

25

Senator Gustavo Rivera

33

Jamaal Bailey

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

 

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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For Immediate Release
September 9, 2016
Contact: Carrie Mumah at carrie.mumah@ppnyc.org or 212-274-7294

Planned Parenthood NYC Votes Endorses Senator Toby Ann Stavisky for SD 16 in the 2016 New York Primary

NEW YORK – Planned Parenthood NYC Votes announced its endorsement today for Senator Toby Ann Stavisky for State Senate District 16.

"Planned Parenthood NYC Votes is proud to endorse Senator Stavisky, who has been a long-time champion for reproductive health and has stood up for immigrant rights, fairer elections, and a living wage for families in New York," said Joan Malin, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood NYC Votes. "In the 2016 election, it is imperative that we elect champions like Stavisky who will go to Albany and advocate for reproductive health care, not erect road blocks, to improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers,” Malin continued.

As Senator, Stavisky advocated for the Boss Bill, legislation that prohibits employers  from discriminating against employees for their reproductive health decisions. She has also supported expanded access to birth control for New Yorkers through her support of the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act.

Senator Stavisky faces a primary challenge from Queens businessman S.J. Jung who recently told the Daily News that he opposes marriage equality and would ban same-sex couples from being pictured in textbooks as Senator. Jung has also publicly stated that he does not support an individual's right to abortion.

“We cannot afford to send an individual like Jung to Albany, adding to a State Senate majority that is already hostile to reproductive health,” Malin said. “It is urgent that individuals come out on September 13 to vote for Stavisky, who has consistently worked to defend reproductive rights and access to health care for all New Yorkers.”

To view all of Planned Parenthood NYC votes endorsed candidates, go to: http://www.ppnycaction.org/politicalcommittee

The New York primary will be held on Tuesday, September 13. You can find your polling location here: https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search

For an interview, please contact Carrie Mumah at carrie.mumah@ppnyc.org or 212-274-7294.

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For Immediate Release
September 9, 2016
Contact: Carrie Mumah at carrie.mumah@ppnyc.org or 212-274-7294

 

Planned Parenthood NYC Votes Endorses Senator Gustavo Rivera for SD 33 in the 2016 New York Primary

NEW YORK – Planned Parenthood NYC Votes today proudly announced its endorsement for Senator Gustavo Rivera for State Senate District 33.

"Planned Parenthood NYC Votes is proud to endorse Senator Gustavo Rivera, who has been an unwavering champion of women and working families," said Joan Malin, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood NYC Votes. "In 2016, it is imperative that we elect champions like Rivera who will go to Albany and work to improve access to reproductive health care, not erect road blocks, to improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers,” Malin continued.

Senator  Rivera faces a primary challenge from current City Council Member Fernando Cabrera, a candidate who has praised the government of Uganda for passing a law that makes homosexuality punishable by life in prison. Cabrera has also voted in favor of anti-abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers that mislead women about their reproductive health care options.

“Extreme candidates  like  Fernando Cabrera would add to a  New York State Senate majority already hostile to reproductive health,” said Joan Malin. “On September 13, we must make sure that Gustavo Rivera stays in the Senate as a champion for health care for all New Yorkers, including the immigrant and LGBTQ communities.”

As Senator Rivera has been a proponent for immigrant families by supporting the NYS DREAM Act and has advocated for improving sex education across the state with the Healthy Teens Act. He has also vocally supported Planned Parenthood of New York City and access to reproductive health services. Last week, the New York Times also issued an endorsement of Gustavo Rivera, recognizing himeas an “important voice in health care, especially for the poor” as well as a “credit to his constituents” for the duration of his six years as Senator.

To view all of Planned Parenthood NYC votes endorsed candidates, go to: http://www.ppnycaction.org/politicalcommittee

The New York City primary will be held on Tuesday. September 13. You can find your polling location here: https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search

For an interview, please contact Carrie Mumah at carrie.mumah@ppnyc.org or 212-274-7294.

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For Immediate Release

September 1, 2016

Contact: Carrie Mumah at carrie.mumah@ppnyc.org or 212-274-7294

 

Planned Parenthood NYC Votes Announces 2016 Electoral Endorsements

Announcement is First of Rolling Endorsements

NEW YORK – Planned Parenthood NYC Votes today proudly announced its first endorsements for the 2016 election cycle. Endorsements will be rolled out throughout the fall leading up to the general election on November 8.

"Planned Parenthood NYC Votes is proud to endorse outstanding leaders dedicated to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights New York State," said Joan Malin of Planned Parenthood NYC Votes. "In 2016, it is imperative that we elect champions who will go to Albany and work to improve access to reproductive health care, not erect road blocks, to improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers,” Malin continued.

Candidates for Senate and Assembly 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:

 

CANDIDATE          DISTRICT

 

Assembly:

Assemblymember Michaelle Solages

22


Stacey Pheffer Amato 
23

 Assemblymember Nily Rozic 

25

Assemblymember Alicia Hyndman

29

Assemblymember Michele Titus

31

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas

36

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan

37

Assemblymember Helene Weinstein

41

Assemblymember Diana Richardson   

   43

Bobby Carroll

44

Assemblymember Pamela Harris

46

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon

52

Assemblymember Latrice Walker

55

Tremaine Wright

56

Assemblymember Matthew Titone

61

Assemblymember Deborah Glick

66

Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal

67

Assemblymember Dan Quart

73

Assemblymember Richard Gottfried

75

Ischia Bravo

78

Assemblymember Michael Blake

79

Assemblymember Victor Pichardo

86

   
Senate:  

Senator Michael Gianaris

12

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky

16

Senator Velmanette Montgomery

25

Senator Daniel Squadron

26

Senator Brad Hoylman

27

Senator Liz Kreuger

28

Senator Gustavo Rivera

33

Jamaal Bailey

36

   
   
 
 

For an interview, please contact Carrie Mumah at carrie.mumah@ppnyc.org or 212-274-7294. 

Additional endorsements may be announced periodically and will be posted on the Planned Parenthood NYC Votes 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.

 

 

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






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