From: letitiajames2013.com

Councilwoman Tish James Endorsed by the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club

By Kimberly Peeler-Allen
June 19, 2013

June 19, 2013 (New York, NY) – Today, the Public Advocate campaign of Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James announced the endorsement of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club. James was endorsed on the strength of her record of fighting for social and economic justice, including LGBT rights.

“The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club is thrilled to support Councilmember Tish James in her bid for Public Advocate,” said club President Allen Roskoff. “She has stood with us in fighting for equality and economic justice and has a record of being a strong advocate for the LGBT community. We are confident that she will continue to fight against the injustices that face our community as well as all New Yorkers.”

“As a long-time advocate for civil rights, including equality for our LGBT brothers and sisters, I am truly honored to earn the endorsement of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club,” said Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James, candidate for Public Advocate. “The passion and persistence with which Jim Owles fought for LGBT equality is the same drive all of us must use to advance the progressive agenda in our time. I’m running to be the next New York City Public Advocate so I can fight for every community and ensure that all New Yorkers have access to good jobs, quality education and healthcare, affordable housing, and, most importantly, civil rights.”

James continues to build a powerful coalition of New Yorkers in her campaign for Public Advocate. She has earned endorsements ranging from progressive grassroots groups to labor unions and elected officials.

James has now been endorsed by: SEIU 32BJ, TWU Local 100, CWA 1180, UAW, DC 1707, CSA, Local 802 (musicians), Local 831 (sanitation workers), Local 444 (Sanitation Officers Association), Working Families Party (WFP), Brooklyn County Democratic Party, Bronx County Democratic Party, National Organization for Women (NOW-NYC), Democratic Organization of Richmond County (DORC), Bay Ridge Democrats, Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan, New York Communities for Change, Broadway Democrats, Chelsea-Midtown Democratic Club, Three Parks Democrats, Vanguard Independent Democrats, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Muslim Democratic Club of New York (MDCNY), Coalition for a District Alternative (CoDA), Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club, Democracy for New York City, Organization of Staff Analysts (OSA), Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez, Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Councilwoman Melissa Mark Viverito, Staten Island Assembly Member Matt Titone and others.

 

About Tish James: A Brooklyn native, Tish James has been a long-time public servant. Prior to being elected City Councilwoman in 2003, James was a top-level aide to members of the State Assembly, where she played a crucial role in bringing resources to some of New York’s most vulnerable communities. She has also served as a public defender in the Legal Aid Society and an Assistant Attorney General for New York State (Brooklyn Region). In the City Council, James has been an outspoken advocate for economic and social justice.



 

 

 

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