TENANTS PAC Endorses Jumaane Williams' Lt. Governor Bid

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Williams being arested in front of Gov. Cuomo's office in 2015 fighting for tenant's rights

[New York: Politics]

The Tenants PAC has endorsed New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams' run for the New York Lt. Governor position.

"There is no question that Jumaane Williams is eminently qualified to represent New Yorkers as the next lieutenant governor," said Michael Mckee of Tenants PAC. "His long history of advocacy for tenants rights as an organizer and as the past chairman of the New York City Council's Housing and Buildings Committee means that tenants across our state will have a strong advocate and friend in the State Capitol. Someone who will look out for their best interests and won't be swayed by political winds or undue influence. Jumaane Williams will truly be a people's advocate in Albany and Tenants PAC is proud to endorse his campaign."

"Being a community organizer by training, especially around tenant's rights, I am extremely proud to have the support of the Tenants PAC," Williams said. "I've had the privilege of working side by side with this organization and its leaders throughout my career. Most notably when I worked as the executive director of New York State Tenants and Neighbors, and when I was proudly arrested outside the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo, alongside Tenants PAC's celebrated tenant's rights leader Michael McKee and other colleagues in government, as we demanded the governor strengthened rent regulation laws. I look foward to continuing that fight with Tenants PAC as the people's advocate in the lieutenant governor's office, especially when rent regulations are up again next year."

Williams has received the endorsements of the following elected officials, community leaders and organizations:

State Sen. Kevin Parker (D- Brooklyn)

Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte (D-Brooklyn)

Legislator Joel Tyner (D-Dutchess County)
Council Member Vanessa Agudelo (D-Peekskill)
Council Member Latoya Allen (D-Syracuse)
Council Member Khalid Bey (D-Syracuse)
Council Member Brad Lander (D-Brooklyn)
Council Member I. Daneek Miller (D-Queens)
Council Member Brian Nowak (D-Cheektowaga)
Council Member Robin Reynolds-Wilt (D-Brighton)
Council Member Antonio Reynoso (D-Brookyn)
Alderwoman Tiffany Garriga (D-Hudson)
Minister Kirsten Foy, Activist
Katie Goldstein, Tenants Rights Activist
Eddie Kay, Labor Organizer
Bertha Lewis, Activist
Natasha Soto, Resisting In Buffalo
Alexander Wright, Activist
New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN)
People For Bernie Sanders

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