Congressman Hakeem Jefferies leads growing group of Brooklynites backing Letitia James for Public Advocate

New York, NY – With the Democratic Primary just 13 days away, Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James continues to solidify Brooklyn support in her bid to become the next New York City Public Advocate. Today, the campaign announced the endorsement of Congressman Hakeem Jefferies as well as City Council Members James Brennan and Michael Nelson.
"Councilwoman Letitia James is a passionate fighter for social and economic justice who has consistently stood up against powerful interests throughout her career,” said Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. “She understands that government must work for working families, make sense for the middle class and strengthen senior citizens. I know that Tish will fight hard to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers, and that is why I am proud to endorse her compelling candidacy for Public Advocate."
Just yesterday, James was endorsed by Congressman Charles Rangel. She also has the backing of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.
“Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with Councilwoman James on various issues that don’t just affect my constituents, but all middle class and working families around this City,” said Assembly Member James Brennan. “Whether it’s fighting for more affordable housing, good paying jobs, more education funding, saving childcare slots and after school programs, Letitia James is there for us all. She’ll make a great Public Advocate.”
“I have seen Councilwoman Letitia James in action, during my time in the Council. She has the tenacity and compassion to do an amazing job as our City’s next Public Advocate. There is no one that I could think of who is better suited for this position than Letitia James,” said Council Member Nelson. “Letitia James has been and will always be a fighter for all New Yorkers and that is why I support her for New York City Public Advocate.”
“I’m truly honored to earn the support of leaders in Brooklyn and across New York City who are ready for a Public Advocate who never stops fighting for working people,” said Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James. “In the City Council, I’ve been proud to pass the Safe Housing Act, which helps tenants get emergency repairs; I stood up against Mayor Bloomberg’s term-limit extension; and helped pass legislation to ban racial profiling. I’ll bring the same passion and experience to the Office of the Public Advocate.”
The new endorsees join the list of other Brooklyn elected officials and grassroots groups who have backed James’ campaign.
List of  Brooklyn Supporters
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
Assembly Member Karim Camara
Assembly Member Annette Robinson
Assembly Member Nick Perry
Assembly Member Walter T. Mosely
Assembly Member Karim Camara
Council Member Al Vann
Council Member Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sara Gonzalez
Council Member Mathieu Eugene
Council Member Michael Nelson
Grassroots Democratic Organizations
Bay Ridge Democrats
Central Brooklyn Independent Democratic Club (CBID)
Lambda Independent Democrats (LID)
Progressive Democrats Political Association (PDPA)
Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club
Vanguard Independent Democratic Association (VIDA)
Kings County Democratic Party
Central Labor Council (CLC)
Working Families Party (WFP)
SEIU 1199
TWU Local 100
Mason Tenders District Council
CWA 1180
CWA 1182
UFCW Local 1500
DC 1707
APWU Local 10
District Council 9
Local 802
Local 831
Local 444
DC 9 (Allied Printing Trades Council)
Teamsters Local 237
Mason Tenders
Progressive organizations/trade associations
Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan
Bay Ridge Democrats
Broadway Democrats
Bronx County Democratic Party
Brooklyn County Democratic Party
Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats
Chelsea-Midtown Democratic Club
Civil Service Bar Association (CSBA)
Coalition for a District Alternative (CoDA)
Democracy for New York City
Democratic Organization of Richmond County (DORC)
Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club
Frederick E. Samuelson Club
Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
Lambda Independent Democrats (LID)
Livery Base Owners Association
Muslim Democratic Club of New York (MDCNY)
National Association of Social Workers
National Organization for Women (NOW-NYC)
New York Communities for Change
New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV)
Organization of Staff Analysts (OSA)
Planned Parenthood
Professional Staff Congress- CUNY
Progressive Democrats Political Association (PDPA)
Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club
Staten Island Democratic Association (SIDA)
Streets PAC
Tenants PAC
Three Parks Democrats
Vanguard Independent Democrats
Elected Officials
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
Congressman Charles Rangel
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez
Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo
Councilwoman Melissa Mark Viverito
Councilman Jumaane Williams
Councilman Ruben Wills
Councilman Donavan Richards
Councilman Fernando Cabrera
Councilwoman Rosie Mendez
Councilman James Brennan
Councilman Michael Nelson
Senator Velmanette Montgomery
Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson
Assemblyman Carl Heastie
Assemblyman Karim Camara
Assemblyman Matt Titone
Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan
Assemblywoman Annette Robinson
Assemblyman Walter Mosley
Assemblyman Jeff Aubrey
Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan
El Diario La Prensa
Amsterdam News
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