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Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, who represents New York’s 12th Congressional District, today announced her support for Cy Vance, Democratic candidate for Manhattan District Attorney.

Democrat Margaret Chin, candidate for the New York City Council in the 1st district, wants to know what Councilman Alan Gerson’s position on the Grand Street bike lane is.

Arthur Gregory is running for City Council in District 1 and would like to introduce himself.  He is a successful businessman and an experienced community activist interested in making education a priority and expediting the progress at the World Trade Center site.

 
"Monday's candidates forum highlighted the stark differences between the candidates as Democrat Margaret Chin emerged as the clear frontrunner. Demonstrating a firm grasp of policy issues facing New Yorkers, Margaret Chin vowed to bring her experience as a mother, teacher, and community activist to tackle the difficult issues of education, affordable housing, health care, and labor benefits."

The Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York, a progressive labor organization composed of more than 15,000 members in six local unions, today endorsed Cy Vance for Manhattan District Attorney. Political Director Michael McGuire pointed to Vance’s Labor Initiative and his Plan to Protect Workers as proof positive that he is the right choice for working New Yorkers. This is the latest in a series of important endorsements for Vance, who has built a strong coalition of support across Manhattan.


Congressman Jerry Nadler will be holding a press conference to protest proposed post office closings on Thursday.  Joining the Congressman will be other local politicians and Community Board #2 members. 


Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, prominent national civil rights attorneys who founded the Innocence Project, today will announce their personal support for Cy Vance, Democratic candidate for Manhattan District Attorney. 


Manhattan District Attorney candidate Cy Vance today called for new policies to help combat the threat of terrorism. Vance’s comprehensive plan will ensure that the DA's Office remains at the forefront of national anti-terrorism efforts.

“The disorganization and lack of oversight which forced the Board to remove Gerson from the ballot is a continuation of the poor job he has done in the City Council for the past eight years,” Margaret said. “His disqualification is further proof that we need an active representative with deep roots in the community and a legacy of going the extra mile to get results on issues vital to our families.”


“Today is a great victory for all New York City tenants.  The Tenant Protection Act was signed into law because we wanted to give families the power to confront a landlord that was engaging in a pattern of behavior designed to get them out of their homes,” said Speaker Christine C. Quinn.

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