For Immediate Release

November 5, 2014

Contact: Carrie Mumah at or 404-310-0302


Planned Parenthood NYC Votes Congratulates Endorsed Winners; Looks to Newly Elected Officials to Advance Women's Equality Agenda


NEW YORK – Planned Parenthood NYC Votes today congratulated its endorsed candidates who won their races in the general election on Tuesday.

"We are thrilled that so many of our endorsed candidates won their races and will be in Albany to represent New York City’s women and families," said Joan Malin of Planned Parenthood NYC Votes. "We are confident that these elected officials will make reproductive health and women's equality central components of their priorities in Albany."

"We look forward to working with Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor-elect Kathy Hochul and the many other elected leaders who support reproductive health and women's equality to break through the gridlock in the New York State Senate and swiftly pass critical bills like the Women's Equality Agenda," said Malin. "We're proud to have stood with pro-reproductive health candidates and will continue to partner with elected officials to pass essential protections for women, including access to reproductive health care."

“At the national level, however, Planned Parenthood NYC Votes is disappointed in the reelection of U.S. Representative Michael Grimm (R-11)," said Malin. "This race is a stark reminder of the uphill battle we face in Washington, D.C.  We will continue to work to counter the opposition that Grimm and his conservative allies in Congress have mounted against a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, equal pay for equal work, and domestic violence protection."

Voters elected the following Planned Parenthood NYC Votes-endorsed candidates:



Andrew Cuomo, Governor

Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor

Tom DiNapoli, Comptroller

Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General


CANDIDATE                                          DISTRICT     

State Assembly  
Michaelle Solages 22
Nily Rozic 25
Michele Titus 31
Michael DenDekker 34
Aravella Simotas 36
Catherine Nolan 37
Helene Weinstein 41
Rodneyse Bichotte 42
Steven Cymbrowitz 45
Jo Anne Simon 52
Latrice Walker 55
Roxanne Persaud 59
Matthew Titone 61
Sheldon Silver 65
Deborah Glick 66
Linda Rosenthal 67
Robert Rodriguez 68
Daniel O'Donnell 69
Dan Quart 73
Richard Gottfried 75
Rebecca Seawright 76
Michael Blake 79
Jeffrey Dinowitz 81
State Senate                      
Michael Gianaris 12
Jose Peralta 13
Leroy Comrie 14
Toby Ann Stavisky 16
Martin Dilan 18
James Kemmerer 22
Velmanette Montgomery 25
Daniel Squadron 26
Brad Hoylman 27
Liz Kreuger 28
Gustavo Rivera 33
Ruth Hassell-Thompson 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.


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

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