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VOCAL ACTION FUND ENDORSES MERTON SIMPSON FOR ALBANY COUNTY LEGISLATURE WHO WILL CHAMPION CARE AND COMPASSION IN OFFICE
NEW YORK — Today, VOCAL Action Fund announced its endorsement of Merton Simpson for Albany County Legislature. In response, VOCAL Action Fund released the following statement, attributable to Jamar Richards, a VOCAL Action Fund member and Albany resident:
“VOCAL Action Fund is grateful to endorse a candidate like Merton, who is a tireless advocate on civil rights, climate issues, and workplace diversity. We are looking forward to working with him when he is reelected. Merton is not an establishment Democrat — he will support progressive policies, and we believe he’ll be a great asset to the Albany County Legislature.”
VOCAL Action Fund is dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic, drug war, mass incarceration and homelessness in New York State by building the power of low-income people directly impacted by these issues. The continued harm from criminalization, incarceration, and the legacy of former Governor Cuomo’s austerity have resulted in a historic number of New Yorkers dying from preventable overdoses, record high homelessness, increased rates of Hepatitis C and emerging HIV clusters. VOCAL Action Fund is committed to supporting political leaders who will: bring equity to democracy, produce viable solutions to reverse generational and systemic harms, and create a caring and compassionate New York State that benefits all New Yorkers.