Support follows Campaign Kickoff and Other Endorsements in Recent Days
May 22, 2013 (New York, NY) – Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James’ campaign for Public Advocate announced that James has been endorsed by the Bay Ridge Democrats. The announcement comes on the heels of her campaign kick-off announcement this past Sunday, before a large crowd of supporters whose enthusiasm would not be dampened by rainy skies. The endorsement adds to the already growing list of broad support across New York City.
“I’m grateful to earn the endorsement of the Bay Ridge Dems and so many progressive New Yorkers who are ready for a Public Advocate to lead our city into the future,” said Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James. “In the City Council, I’ve been proud to pass the Safe Housing Act, preserve after-school programs, and fight for good-paying jobs for our communities. I’ll bring the same passion to the Office of the Public Advocate.”
In speech, James outlines vision for Public Advocate’s Office
May 19, 2013 (New York, NY) – Today, Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James was joined by supporters at a campaign kickoff event to launch her bid for New York City Public Advocate. James outlined her vision for the Public Advocate’s Office and called for greater engagement with the public in the movement for social and economic justice.
“I’m running for Public Advocate because New Yorkers want a champion who will move all of our communities forward,” said Councilwoman Tish James. “Throughout my career in public service, I’ve taken on powerful interests on behalf of everyday New Yorkers. From preserving programs that benefit middle-class and working-class families to challenging developments that come about without adequate consideration for the public good, I’ve stood up for our communities. I’ll continue to stand up for all New Yorkers as our city’s next Public Advocate.”
May 8, 2013 (New York, NY) – Today, Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James released the following statement regarding her campaign for New York City Public Advocate.
"I am absolutely running for Public Advocate. Rumors to the contrary are unfounded. In fact, our campaign continues to pick up support across the City because New Yorkers want a Public Advocate who will fight for working men and women in every community.” – Councilwoman Tish James.
Upper West Side club adds to growing list of Progressives getting behind James’ campaign
May 10, 2013 (New York, NY) – Today, Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James’ campaign announced that James has been endorsed by the Broadway Democrats, an influential political club on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
The endorsement (with 73% of the vote) comes on the heels of several others, including the politically potent Working Families Party (WFP) as part of a growing trend of Progressives lining up behind James’ campaign.
Three Parks Independent Democrats Endorse James in her Campaign for Public Advocate
May 9, 2013 (New York, NY) – Today, Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James’ campaign announced that James has been endorsed by Three Parks Independent Democrats, a progressive powerhouse in Manhattan’s Upper West Side dating back nearly four decades. James won the endorsement convincingly, adding to the growing list of broad support her bid to become the next Public Advocate (see voting tally below).
Councilwoman Letitia James, D-Brooklyn, and Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, D-Manhattan, came out strongly this week on the side of the [ConEd] workers, calling management's action "irresponsible and extreme. Read more on Con Ed workers returning to the bargaining table here.
Councilwoman James’s decision to speak out in opposition of the soda ban is twofold; firstly, the administration’s effort to ban soda is misplaced. Secondly, as the representative of an economically diverse district, Councilwoman James contends that the soda ban targets certain small businesses. To read more: click here