In this era of widening financial inequity, it is more important than ever to elect principled progressives who will be strong advocates for the well-being of their constituents.
In New York City, it's easy to say you're a Progressive. The hard part comes when it is time to vote on crucial issues that pit private interests against public welfare. We are proudly endorsing Yetta Kurland for City Council because she is a proven Progressive who has a long track-record of taking action when it counts.
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins today endorsed civil rights attorney and small business owner Yetta Kurland for City Council (District 3).
"Yetta Kurland has advocated for her community while building bridges with others in the true spirit of public service," Dinkins said.
"For more than two decades, Yetta has been unafraid to stand up to injustice and represent those who without a voice in the corridors of power. Yetta embodies the ‘gorgeous mosaic’ of the 21st Century and I am delighted to endorse her for City Council."
The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) has unanimously endorsed Yetta Kurland for City Council in District 3.
The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators is the collective bargaining unit for 6,000 Principals, Assistant Principals, Supervisors and Education Administrators who work in the NYC public schools and 200 Directors and Assistant Directors who work in city-subsidized Centers for Early Childhood Education(ECE). CSA also has nearly 6,400 retired school supervisors in its Retiree Chapter.
CSA joins DC 37-Local 372, the 25,000 Board of Education Employees Union, in endorsing former educator and school leader, Yetta Kurland for City Council.
Today, Terry Moore, Business Manager of Metallic Lathers Union Local 46, announced his union’s endorsement of Yetta Kurland, a progressive Democrat running for City Council in New York’s 3rd Council District (West Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen). The seat is currently held by Christine Quinn, who is running for Mayor.
“There are many candidates who claim to support labor and the working people of our City but who, in the end, don’t deliver. It’s with great pride that we support Yetta, someone who has a long history as an ally of labor and a true friend of the working class. Yetta will be a voice for all of us, someone we know will fight for us,” said Moore.
The Executive Board of the New York Metro Area Postal Union, APWU, AFL-CIO has unanimously endorsed Yetta Kurland for City Council in District 3.
New York, NY – Civil rights attorney, radio show host, and City Council candidate Yetta Kurland rolled out two more labor endorsements today, this time from IATSE Local One Theatrical Stage Employees and New York City Clerical-Administrative Employees Local 1549 (DC 37 AFSCME). The endorsements add to a growing list of labor and community support for the 44-year-old progressive Democrat in Manhattan’s 3rd City Council District. Kurland's campaign has been capturing attention with momentum building from grassroots, community and labor support.
Melinda Katz, Yetta Kurland, and Mercedes Narcisse Join Christine Quinn As Endorsed Candidates
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s leading resource for women in politics, announced its endorsement of Melinda Katz for Queens Borough President, Yetta Kurland for New York City Council District 3, and Mercedes Narcisse for New York City Council District 46.
New York, NY - Today, Norman Brown, Legislative Director of the New York State Council of Machinists, announced the union’s endorsement of Yetta Kurland in her bid for the New York City Council, 3rd District.
"We have gotten to really know and trust Yetta from her many years of standing alongside and advocating on behalf of the working men and women of labor," said Norman Brown, Legislative Director, New York State Council of Machinists. "She is a true champion of working families and without hesitation we express our confidence that she will be a major force fighting for everyday New Yorkers in the City Council."
West Village, NY - The grassroots Obama group that helped propel the President to his first victory, announced it will be making an important endorsement this Tuesday. The group Voterbook, formerly known as Obama NYC, is expected to be announcing its endorsement for Yetta Kurland, at a fundraising event being thrown this Tuesday January 8th by a host of NYC’s young political rising stars.
The event has been getting a lot of buzz with scheduled performances by Lee Camp a well known political comedian as well as performer Katie Goodman, along with Poppi Kramer and Nore Davis. The event is being organized by Alex Leopold, Kim Moscaritolo, Glenn Oldhoff, Ben Yee, and District Leader Paul Newell along with a long host committee.