It's an honor to report that our campaign for change - here and in Albany - has earned the support of three leading progressive change groups in the past few weeks.
CLICK HERE to join them in supporting the movement before our last big filing deadline Monday!
Citizen Action of New York (CANY) is a hugely effective grassroots advocacy group that gives voice to the voiceless on so many of our core issues, such as housing, campaign finance reform, and healthcare for all.
“We are proud to throw our support behind Paul Newell for the Assembly,” said Citizen Action of New York Secretary, Margaret Segall. “As a lifelong New Yorker, Paul understands the struggles of working class families and has been a strong advocate for housing justice. One of the biggest issues that New Yorkers face is affordable housing, and we are excited to support a candidate who understands this and is ready to fight on our behalf.”
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) is the nation's oldest independent liberal political organization, founded by Eleanor Roosevelt, labor leaders Walter Reuther and David Dubinsky, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, and former Vice President Hubert Humphrey. ADA has long been the gold standard supporting progressive candidates, and I am proud to be endorsed by their NYC Chapter.
Mayday.us is a leading government-reform group working to get big money out of politics, founded by reform champion Lawrence Lessig. Mayday has been leading the charge to overturn Citizens United and pass real campaign finance reform federally and in all 50 states. They've highlighted us as one of their 10 top priority campaigns nationwide in 2016, alongside great progressive champions like Zephyr Teachout.
Both Mayday and CANY have come into our office this past week with members, putting boots on the ground because this is a fight they know we must win. They join Rosie Mendez, Zephyr Teachout, Mark Green, Ruth Messinger, the Stonewall Democrats, Downtown Independent Democrats, CoDA, and other stalwarts of reform in NYC and statewide in recognizing the historic opportunity this race represents.
Get involved now, as we head into the final six weeks of a hard-fought primary! We need to get the message out with mail, phone calls, and more, and the deadline is MONDAY to raise another $10,000 to do it.
When you send me to Albany, I will NEVER back down from the tough fights. These groups have worked with me on crucial campaigns for the betterment and well-being of working New Yorkers, and they know that to be true. I'm honored to carry their banner, and I would so appreciate your help so we can get out the message.
Progressive Groups Line Up Behind Newell