#VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder says "Governor Cuomo has bullied women and reproductive rights groups from telling the truth"
NEW YORK, NY — Democratic Candidate for Governor Cynthia Nixon was endorsed today by #VOTEPROCHOICE, citing her longtime support of reproductive freedom. For eight years, Governor Cuomo has blocked critical pro-choice legislation by enabling a Republican majority in the State Senate and refusing to campaign for Democrats and cooperating with the IDC. The Governor also created a Women’s Equality Party in order to draw votes from a rival political party, using the very important, serious issue of women’s equality as a political tool.
“I have no doubt in my mind that with Cynthia in the Governor’s Mansion, we will finally have a Governor who understands what's at stake right now for women, transgender people and families,” said co-founder of #VOTEPROCHOICE Heidi Sieck. “For eight years straight, Governor Cuomo has bullied women, feminist organizations and reproductive rights groups from telling the truth about what really goes on in Albany. Cuomo has had every opportunity and all the power he needs to fully protect a women’s right to access safe, legal abortion and critical reproductive health care in New York. But instead, he chose to keep Republicans in power. It’s time for all of us to get behind Cynthia Nixon and elect a true prochoice champion as Governor of New York.”
#VOTEPROCHOICE identifies and supports prochoice champions up and down the ballot by connecting our nation’s prochoice majority with prochoice candidates in every election.
“Abortion rights and reproductive health is an issue that’s close to my heart. Over 50 years ago, before Roe v. Wade, my mother had an abortion. At that time, making that decision was deeply scary and isolating-- and stayed with her the rest of her life,” said Cynthia Nixon. “Nearly fifty years later, the reproductive health and freedom of so many New Yorkers remains under threat, especially with Donald Trump in the White House. But rather than standing up to the Trump administration, New York’s reproductive laws provide no protection if Republicans are successful in overturning Roe V. Wade And with the end of the legislative session this week, Gov. Cuomo’s inaction ensures that New York’s women will live in limbo for yet another year. This is inexcusable and we must do better for the families of New York.”
Most recently, the Grand Street Democrats, Albany County Legislators Doug Bullock, William Reinhardt, and Merton Simpson, Albany Common Council member Joyce Love, Hudson Common Council Majority Leader and 2nd Ward Alderman Tiffany Garriga, and Hudson 4th Ward Supervisor Linda Mussman announced their endorsements of Cynthia's bid for governor. She’s also been backed by Our Revolution, Center for Popular Democracy Action (CPD Action), Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Newburgh Council Member Karen Mejía, Downtown Independent Democrats, 350 Action, author Bill McKibben, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Tenants PAC, the Staten Island Democratic Association (SIDA), Coalition for a District Alternative (CODA), Broadway Democrats, Village Independent Democrats, Three Parks Independent Democrats, Democracy for America, Daily Kos, New Kings Democrats (NKD), Council Member Carlos Menchaca, the Working Families Party, Make the Road Action, New York Communities for Change, Citizen Action, and the New York Progressive Action Network.