Jay Simson, President of ACEC New York, stated that “The challenges of climate change and our crumbling infrastructure, together with the City’s remarkable population growth, demands that we elect leaders who have the expertise to address these challenges. Engineers are problem solvers, and we expect this quality in our public officials. The individuals we are endorsing today are all people who are committed to building New York City’s sustainable future and we are proud to stand with them.”
The National Organization for Women – New York (NOW-NY) announced a slate of endorsements for 21 City Council races in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens and Public Advocate today. NOW-NY endorsed candidates who champion core issues such as reproductive rights, fighting income inequality, and ending violence and discrimination against women and girls.
District 5: Ben Kallos
Manhattan: Upper East Side’s Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Sutton Place, El Barrio
Ben Kallos has been a strong leader for women – from funding sexual health programs to encouraging the establishment of safe spaces for LGBTQ students in schools. Councilmember Kallos is a valued member of the Committee on Women’s Issues where he puts the priorities of women and girls at the top of the agenda.
On behalf of the members of the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-NYC), Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) is proud to endorse your candidacy for City Council. Through your work, you have demonstrated a commitment to the issues that are important to us as social workers and as New Yorkers.