WASHINGTON -- Our Revolution on Monday endorsed Cynthia Nixon for Governor of New York. She is endorsed by all 32 New York state Our Revolution local groups. Nixon recently made a surprise appearance at the National Candidates Training hosted by the Progressive Change Campaign committee in partnership with Our Revolution.
“Cynthia Nixon is a lifelong progressive who has spent years working on educational equity. She is a bold progressive who is running in the spirit of Senator Bernie Sanders,” said Our Revolution President, Nina Turner. “Cynthia is running to be a governor for the people, not for the billionaires and corporations who have held influence over New York's Democratic establishment for far too long.”
“It is unconscionable a state with Democratic leadership would have the worst income inequality in the entire country,” Turner added. “Cynthia's support of marijuana legalization and decriminalization, expanding rent stabilization laws statewide, and ending cash bail will give justice to people who for decades have been forced to struggle for survival as corporations and billionaires continue to get rich. The people of New York need a leader at the helm who hears their voice and will use that power to enact public policies that will improve their lives. Cynthia Nixon is that leader.”
For more than two decades, Nixon has been fighting for better schools and more equitable education funding across New York, including serving as a spokesperson and organizer for the Alliance for Quality Education, which helped to reverse hundreds of million in education budget cuts. Nixon is an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ equality and in 2010 helped create Fight Back NY, an effort to remove state senators opposed to same-sex marriage.
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