Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Working Families Party Executive Committee Votes to Support Gillibrand for U.S. Senate

Tout Gillibrand’s Commitment to Creating Good-Paying Jobs, Rebuilding New York’s Economy with Equal Opportunity for All, Leading NY Into New Clean, Green Economy, Making Health Care Reform Law of the Land

Growing Grassroots Support, Momentum Behind Gillibrand

New York, NY – The Working Families Party Exective Committee voted unanimously today to recommend the endorsement of Kirsten Gillibrand for U.S. Senate – touting her tireless efforts to create new, good-paying jobs and rebuild New York’s economy with equal opportunities for all, protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink, and passing historic health insurance reform.

“Kirsten is a strong voice and a true champion for New York families,” WFP Executive Director Dan Cantor said. “Kirsten understands the real struggles that so many New Yorkers are going through, and she will always stand and fight for us – not the big corporate special interests. She’s fighting for our small businesses to help them grow and put more New Yorkers back to work. She’s fighting for fair wages for each and every employee. She’s helping to lead New York into the clean energy economy of the future – protecting our environment, while creating new jobs right here and making us more energy independent. And she stood up to the insurance companies to pass health care reform that gives New York families access to affordable health care. While powerful special interests have their high-priced lobbyists in Washington, we’ve got Kirsten – a leader that New York families can always count on. That’s why we are to recommend the endorsement of Kirsten for U.S. Senate.”

“I am honored to have the support of the Working Families Party's executive committee,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I look forward to working closely with these progressive champions to fight for our communities, and New Yorkers across the state.

The Working Families Party joins a broad and growing coalition of support for Kirsten Gillibrand. From elected officials to community leaders, to teachers, doctors, nurses, environmental leaders, pro-choice advocates and civil rights leaders, thousands of New Yorkers are supporting Kirsten’s campaign.

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