Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and the National Organization for Women NYC Chapter joined Public Advocate Letitia James and Make the Road Action in endorsing Assemblyman Francisco Moya in the race for City Council District 21 at the Women for Moya rally. Other elected officials to endorse at the rally were Assemblywomen Carmen De La Rosa and Michelle Titus, along with City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and dozens of community leaders and district residents.
Coalition of Women and Politicians Endorses Francisco Moya for City Council 21 in Queens
“From a staffer in my Washington office to an Assemblymember in Central Queens, I’ve seen Francisco Moya grow into the leader he is today who can deliver for his neighbors. Now more than ever, we need effective leadership to fight Trump extremism and deliver results for all women whose rights are under siege. I’m proud to endorse Francisco for City Council and look forward to working together with him to defend our progressive values,” said Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez.
“Francisco Moya has been a leader in fighting for women, children, and families. I’m endorsing Francisco because now we need his leadership in the City Council. As Public Advocate, I look forward to partnering with Francisco to implement progressive solutions for New York’s greatest challenges and make sure the voices of Queens working families are always heard,” said Public Advocate Letitia James, who had previously endorsed Moya in a recent announcement.
“Francisco Moya has spent his career fighting to protect vulnerable New Yorkers. He has worked tirelessly in the Assembly to pass progressive legislation to support domestic violence survivors, to protect reproductive rights, and to ensure gender pay equity. I served in the Council with Francisco’s opponent, Hiram Monserrate. His reprehensible behavior towards women, his theft of taxpayer dollars and his alliance with Republicans make clear that he is a threat to our progressive values and decency in public service. I’m proud to stand with Moya, the right choice for District 21,” said City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
Elected officials were joined by District Leaders Aridia Espinal, Yanna Henriquez, Barbara Jackson, Veta Broome, and Maureen Allen. Advocacy groups National Organization for Women- NYC and Make the Road Action also spoke voicing their strong support for Moya.
“Francisco Moya is the clear choice in this race. The community deserves a candidate that has earned the public’s trust and has the record to prove it. Francisco Moya is that candidate. He has a strong and undeniable track record of supporting the issues that matter to women, and we can put our trust in him. Moya’s challenger, Hiram Monserrate, does not deserve to represent the people of Queens. We must hold our elected officials to a bare minimum standard of respect for women and personal integrity, and Monserrate fails on both counts,” said Sonia Ossorio of National Organization for Women – New YorK