LABOR UNIONS

United Federation of Teachers - UFT represents approximately 200,000 educators who work in the New York City public schools, including teachers, school secretaries, guidance counselors, and retired members. (press release)

New York State Nurses Association - NYSNA is New York’s largest union for registered nurses and represents 40,000 frontline nurses standing together to promote healthcare for all. (press release)

Communication Workers of America - CWA represents more than 150,000 workers in telecommunications, health care, higher education, manufacturing, television, local and county government. (press release)

Professional Staff Congress - The Professional Staff Congress is the union that represents more than 27,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY) and the CUNY Research Foundation. (press release)

New York State Laborers' Union - Union represents over 40,000 members employed in the construction industry and advocates for the health, wellness and safety of its members.

Mason Tenders District Council -  MTDC represents 15,000 members of construction workers, hazardous materials handlers, and recycling and waste handlers. 

American Council of Engineering Companies - ACEC represents engineers from every discipline and aims to enhance the quality and safety of the environment to ensure the vitality of our communities. 

PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATIONS

Sierra Club - The Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization with three million members and supporters. (letter to members)

Empire State Humane Voters - ESHV works to elect candidates who support animal protection, lobby for stronger laws to stop animal cruelty, and hold elected officials accountable to humane voters.

Stonewall Veterans' Association - SVA is comprised of actual veterans of the 1969 Stonewall uprising, the historic turning point for the LGBT movement for equality.

Pride Democrats - Pride Democrats is a New York City-wide political club serving the GLBT Community as well as their families and friends.

New York Progressive Action Network - A volunteer activist group in NY's Capital Region working to move the agenda of politics in a progressive direction.

The National Council of Women of America - NCWA is a New York City based think-tank dedicated to the discovery of solutions to strengthen opportunities for women in America.  

Gramercy Stuyvesant Independent Democrats - 42-year old Democratic Club covering Stuyvesant Town and Gramercy Park that advocates for progressive causes such as affordable housing and criminal justice reform.

League of Independent Theater - The League protects and ensures the interests of those who work as creators and practitioners of Independent Theater in New York City.

ELECTED OFFICIALS

State Senator Brian Benjamin (press release)

Assemblymember Steven Sanders (letter of support)

Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger (press release)

Council Member Antonio Reynoso, Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus (press release)

Council Member Ronnie Eldridge

Hon. Jill Eisner, Democratic District Leader

Hon. Myrna LePree, Democratic District Leader

Hon. Tom Nooter, Democratic District Leader

Hon. Dennis Gault, Democratic District Leader

COMMUNITY LEADERS

Harvey Epstein, Tenant Activist

David Achelis, President of West 50s Neighborhood Alliance

Afua Atta-Mensah, Social Justice Advocate

Betsy Feist, Former President of East Side Democrats

Sam Albert, Former President of Gramercy Stuyvesant Independent Democrats

Rocco Landesman, Former Chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts

Lois Rakoff, Former Chair of Health + Hospitals Bellevue Community Advisory Board

Scott Caplan, Criminal Justice Reform Activist

Jen Hoppe, Vice President of Village Independent Democrats

Joan Barenbaum, DC37

Sarah Shamoon, Youth Activist and Community Board 6 Member

To learn more about why some of our Community Leaders are supporting, click here.

PRESS

Town & Village

Amsterdam News