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VOCAL ACTION FUND ENDORSES ADDITIONAL NEW YORK CITY CANDIDATES WHO WILL CHAMPION CARE AND COMPASSION IN OFFICE
NEW YORK — Today, VOCAL Action Fund announced its endorsement of two additional NYC-based candidates in Manhattan and the Bronx for the New York City Council. The candidates endorsed for City Council include:
- Carmen De La Rosa, District 10
- Pierina Ana Sanchez, District 14
“Carmen De La Rosa has been endorsed in Manhattan to represent and support our life-saving and life-improving campaigns to create a caring and compassionate city that benefits all of us in NYC,” said Reginald Brown, a VOCAL Action Fund leader and Manhattan resident. “We look forward to continuing our work alongside her in City Hall.”
“These candidates are willing to stand with us, learn our issues, and provide more than lip service,” said Hiawatha Collins, a VOCAL Action Fund leader and Bronx resident. “We vow to support VOCAL Action Fund endorsed candidates because they support us in our issues. We hope that this continues after the election when it means the most. There are those who we have supported us in the past who have already done this, and we trust these candidate to continue creating systemic change and endorse the policies that will save lives.”
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.