Your vote on Tuesday, September 13th in the Democratic Primary is a very important one. That’s why I ask you to join me in supporting Jenifer Rajkumar and Paul Newell for Female and Male District Leaders.
It is important to my work in the City Council to have District Leaders who share my vision for our neighborhoods –including affordable housing, full funding for NYCHA, quality public schools for all our children and the guarantee of civil rights for all New Yorkers.
Jenifer Rajkumar is a social justice attorney who has fought tirelessly for the excluded and voiceless at the National Women’s Law Center and at the ACLU. She was a lead advocate for women’s health care in the recent federal health care reform bill. In our neighborhood, she has fought for the rights of domestic violence survivors and to keep our neighborhood’s firehouses open. In addition to her civil rights and community work, Jenifer is the founder of W-Spin, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote women into government leadership positions world-wide.
Jenifer Rajkumar has the dynamism, energy and understanding that we need right now. Please elect Jenifer as Female District Leader.
Paul Newell was first elected Democratic District Leader in 2009. Born and raised in the Village and Lower East Side, Paul has quickly become one of Manhattan’s most active District Leaders. As a longtime health activist, Paul is on the Steering Committee of the Coalition for a New Village Hospital and is leading the fight to get a new hospital at the site of the old St. Vincent’s. Paul was also a founding member of New York Neighbors for American Values – a coalition dedicated to preserving diversity and religious tolerance in our neighborhoods. Paul built an organization that brings HIV education to over 40,000 children in New York and Southern Africa.
One of the most independent minded District Leaders, Paul has never been afraid to stand up for our neighborhoods. Please re-elect Paul as Male District Leader.
Jenifer and Paul have also been endorsed by former District Leader Adam Silvera, my Co-District LeaderAnthony Feliciano, the Downtown Independent Democrats, 504 Democratic Club (for Disability Rights), The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club (for LGBT rights), and many more.
Please join me in electing Jenifer Rajkumar and re-electing Paul Newell on Tuesday, September 13th.