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.
 

Planned Parenthood NYC Votes Congratulates Endorsed Candidates in General Election

 

     

For Immediate Release

November 8, 2017

Contact: Adrienne Verrilli, 212-274-7283

 

Planned Parenthood NYC Votes Congratulates Endorsed Candidates in General Election

 

In several districts, New York City voters made it clear that they demand progressive leaders who will advance the issues our communities care most about.These are huge wins, but we need to keep an eye on the increase in anti-abortion City Council members in the Bronx. We’re also closely watching the tight race in Queens District 30 where Bob Holden--who is not supportive of our communities’ access to housing and opposes closing Rikers--has a very narrow lead over our champion Liz Crowley.”

 

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

“We’re thrilled that  Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott Stringer, and Public Advocate Letitia James each won their re-elections,” said Laura McQuade, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood NYC Votes. “All three candidate are strong advocates for sexual and reproductive health and rights, and we were proud to endorse them. Given the threats we face, we need their leadership now more than ever.”

86% of the City Council candidates who Planned Parenthood NYC Votes endorsed also won their races, including wins in seven of the open seats where we endorsed: Diana Ayala, Justin Brannan, Carlina Rivera, Keith Powers, Alicka Ampry-Samuel,Francisco Moya, and  Adrienne Adams.

“New York City voters made it clear that they demand progressive leaders who will advance the issues our communities care most about,” said McQuade. “We look forward to working with these leaders to advance sexual and reproductive rights for New Yorkers. 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 for all New Yorkers, strengthening paid family leave, implementing comprehensive sex education, and protecting the rights of New York City’s immigrant and LGBTQ community. I am sure these newly elected leaders are up to the task."

“These are huge wins, but we need to keep an eye on the increase in anti-abortion City Council members in the Bronx. We’re also closely watching the tight race in Queens District 30 where Bob Holden--who is not supportive of our communities’ access to housing and opposes closing Rikers--has a very narrow lead over our champion Liz Crowley,” said McQuade.

As City Council member, Elizabeth Crowley has been the chair of the Women’s Caucus, and introduced three bills to protect reproductive rights, including addressing HPV vaccination rates, making long-acting reversible contraceptives like IUDs more accessible, and bringing more attention to maternal mortality.

This election brought the overall number of women in the New York City Council down from 13 to 12 or 11 (depending on District 30, which has yet to be called), from a high of 18 in 2009. It will also be the first time NYC has not had a woman City Council Speaker since 2005. In addition, the NYC Council lost two Bronx seats that had previously supported reproductive health and rights (James Vacca in District 13 and Annabel Palma in District 18) to Mark Gjonaj in 13 and Ruben Diaz Sr. in 18, who both oppose access to sexual and reproductive health care and information.

“We must all remain vigilant to ensure that New York City continues to move forward.PPNYC Votes commends Marjorie Velazquez, Dylan Schwartz, Brian Cunningham, Randy Abreu, and Mike Scala 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 were victorious last night:

 

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

  

Margaret Chin                         1

Carlina Rivera                         2

Corey Johnson                        3

Keith Powers                           4

Ben Kallos                               5

Helen Rosenthal                     6

Mark Levine                            7

Diana Ayala                            8

Bill Perkins                              9

Ydanis Rodriguez                   10

Andrew Cohen                        11

Ritchie Torres                         15

Rafael Salamanca                  17

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

Donovan Richards                  31

Antonio Reynoso                    34

Laurie Cumbo                         35

Rafael Espinal                         37

Carlos Menchaca                   38

Alicka Ampry-Samuel             41

Justin Brannan                        43

Alan Maisel                             46

Mark Treyger                          47

 

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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.

 

 

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

Keith Powers

 

4

Ben Kallos

 

5

Helen Rosenthal

 

6

Mark Levine

 

7

Diana Ayala

 

8

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

Justin Brannan

 

43

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.

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