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nurse special edition/NYC Region two | october 2018

the official publication of the new york state nurses association

General Election November 6, 2018

NYSNA Endorsed Candidates

VOTE! comprehensive NYSNA list of endorsements, pp. 6-7


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Re-elect Governor Andrew Cuomo

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overnor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) has proven to be a tireless and uncompromising champion of laws and regulations that enhance the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. He has successfully spearheaded the fight for a living wage, the Marriage Equality Act, New York’s Safe Act, access to healthcare, and protecting women’s reproductive rights in the face of federal assault, and many others. Our 56th governor has distinguished himself through his words, principles and actions. He was unflinching in his support for working people and unions in our organizing drive at Albany Medical Center.

Union state

Advocating for patients. Advancing the profession.

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Board of Directors President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN, MSN, FNP First Vice President Anthony Ciampa, RN Second Vice President Karine M. Raymond, RN, MSN Secretary Tracey Kavanagh, RN, BSN Treasurer Patricia Kane, RN Directors at Large Anne Bové, RN, MSN, BC, CCRN, ANP Judith Cutchin, RN Seth Dressekie, RN, MSN, NP Jacqueline Gilbert, RN Nancy Hagans, RN Robin Krinsky, RN Lilia V. Marquez, RN Nella Pineda-Marcon, RN, BC Verginia Stewart, RN Marva Wade, RN Regional Directors Southeastern Yasmine Beausejour, RN Southern Sean Petty, RN Central Marion Enright, RN Lower Hudson/NJ Jayne Cammisa, RN, BSN Western Chiqkena Collins, RN Eastern Martha Wilcox, RN Executive Editor Jill Furillo, RN, BSN, PHN Executive Director Editorial offices located at: 131 W 33rd St., New York, NY 10001 Phone: 212-785-0157 x 159 Email: communications@nysna.org Website: www.nysna.org Subscription rate: $33 per year ISSN (Print) 1934-7588/ISSN (Online) 1934-7596 ©2018, All rights reserved

“New York is a union state,” Governor Cuomo said on April 15, 2018, “and we have zero tolerance for any attempts to illegally interfere in the fundamental right to join a union.” In June, the governor issued an executive order instructing the NYS Department of Labor to “vigorously enforce workforce protections.” With laws and executive orders he has demonstrated a profound understanding of the lives of New Yorkers and the importance of our work in hospitals, the role of unions and the need for greater economic parity. In the devastating aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newton, Connecticut, Governor Cuomo signed New York’s Safe Act, the strongest gun safety legislation in America. His July 9 executive order, Protecting Women’s Access to Contraception, shored up “the full range of reproductive healthcare services” for all New York women in the face of federal attack. He is committed to enacting the protections of Roe v. Wade into state law. Major commitment to safe staffing

Governor Cuomo announced in June his intention to implement safe staffing levels for nurses and caregivers at hospitals and nursing homes throughout New York State. Toward this end, he will include a measure for safe staffing in the state budget, making it a high priority early in 2019. “We know that quality of care is directly linked to appropriate staffing levels,” he

Governor Andrew Cuomo with NYSNA members

wrote in a June 22 directive to the NYS Labor Department. In the face of the Janus decision, he signed legislation to strengthen the rights of working men and women. The legislation protects union membership in the state’s public sector. Subsequent action taken by him protects the privacy of union members. He has vowed to “vigorously enforce workforce protections,” calling for penalty pay for nurses, citing work through lunch breaks and ad-

ditional hours without fair compensation, such as mandatory overtime. Governor Cuomo knows that safety net hospitals are the backbone of care for the people and he joined forces with allies across the state, including NYSNA, to make certain that they are protected in the face of federal incursion. “Health is a critical priority and this administration will do everything we can to protect…funding and quality care,” he has said repeatedly.

Kirsten Gillibrand for U.S. Senate

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irsten Gillibrand (D) is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate and we strongly support her. Born and raised in Albany, Gillibrand is an attorney who early in her career took on pro bono cases defending abused women and their children. She also worked to defend tenants seeking safe housing. First as a member of Congress and since entering the U.S. Senate in 2009, Gillibrand has given priority to creating and protecting jobs and she knows well the importance of unions in keeping communities strong and vital. “Our unions are key to rebuilding the middle class with good wages, safe jobs and retirement and healthcare benefits, all of which will lift up our economy. I will always speak out for good union jobs, and for our workers’ freedom to organize,” she said. Gillibrand is in favor of single payer healthcare and voted for the Medicare for All Act of 2017. “Ensuring that every American has access to quality, affordable healthcare coverage is a national priority.”

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Another national priority for Gillibrand is ensuring veterans’ care. “Too many New York veterans are not getting the quality care they have earned because the federal bureaucracy fails to reach out and let our vets know what services they are entitled to.” Gillibrand stands for the protection of women’s access to the full range of reproductive healthcare services. She has been outspoken on issues of sexual assault in the military and sexual harassment. And she supported civil unions for same-sex couples. Across the board on this range of essential issues Gillibrand has spoken out and taken action. She has earned out strong endorsement.


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Letitia James for Attorney General

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here are a litany of firsts in the political life of Letitia “Tish” James (D). In 2014, she shattered the glass ceiling for AfricanAmerican women in New York City and became the first black woman elected to citywide office, as well as the first African-American — man or woman — to serve as New York City’s Public Advocate. Her successful bid to run for New York State Attorney General on the Democratic ticket this year garnered James another first in New York politics: she is the first black woman to be nominated for statewide office by a major political party. There is no denying the significance of these breakthrough achievements, but when it comes to understanding the extraordinary role James has played in shaping a vision for a better New York, her long and distinguished record speaks for itself. Since her election to the New York City Council 18 years ago, James has fought the good fight — for decent housing and access to quality healthcare, against environmental harm, and against discrimination in its many forms — including wage discrimination. James has been an advocate for paid family leave, invoking an understanding that this law promotes financial stability and sustains careers. She has defended our union and the communities it serves and fought to protect the rights of all working men and women, from Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to the steps of the Supreme Court.

Shoulder to shoulder

Who could forget James standing ground with us in Brooklyn against the LICH closing, a closing that threatened the health and safety of thousands of Brooklyn residents? Who does not remember James taking the lead at Interfaith Medical Center (IMC), working for months to keep open and fully and fairly funded the principal healthcare destination for more than one million Central Brooklyn residents, including many from underserved communities and communities of color? In the Bronx — the poorest congressional district in the

NYC Public Advocate Letitia James

nation — her staunch efforts to keep North Central Bronx as a viable facility for maternal care helped ensure that quality Labor & Delivery and other maternal health

services, remain readily available today for women in that underserved community. We recall vividly the difference James made by refusing to allow a substandard for-profit dialysis company to take over clinics at New York City’s public hospitals, keeping jobs and quality dialysis care intact at those facilities. James is a brilliant lawyer and a defender of working people. She has used the judicial system with mastery in her role as New York City Public Advocate to protect our most vulnerable residents. Her consistent track record, and her years of legal experience as a public defender and as an Assistant Attorney General, make her imminently qualified to serve as our next Attorney General. Tish James for NYS Attorney General!

Thomas DiNapoli for Comptroller

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s New York State Comptroller Thomas “Tom” DiNapoli (D) acts as our state’s chief fiscal officer. With a reputation for transparency, independence and integrity, his vigilant oversight guarantees a gold standard of attention to a range of key financial issues. As comptroller, DiNapoli manages the state’s more than $200 billion dollar pension fund, including contributions from all public sector employees. That means NYSNA members who work in public hospitals and other staterun healthcare facilities. DiNapoli audits the spending practices of the New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Department of Health in addition to all other state agencies and local governments. He reviews New York State and City budgets and approves all state contracts. He is responsible for the financial health of our public healthcare system and for fiscal oversight of New York State Medicaid spending and other healthcare programs. He approves all state contracts. For access to healthcare

On September 5, 2018, DiNapoli came out swinging in support of

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

access to healthcare. He released the report “7 Million and Counting: More New Yorkers Benefit from State Health Coverage,” detailing the rapidly rising number of New Yorkers who depend on Medicaid and other major state programs for healthcare — a number that grew by a very substantial 57 percent over the last 10 years and accounts for one-third of all New York residents. “There are disturbing calls in Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and make radical changes to Medicaid,” DiNapoli said. “We cannot go backwards on health care and force people to choose between buying groceries or seeing a doctor.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

Kathy Hochul for Lieutenant Governor

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Democrat from Buffalo, Kathleen “Kathy” Courtney Hochul is a versatile and skilled legislator. She is the fourth woman to serve as lieutenant governor of New York State and acts at the governor’s behest as chair of the Regional Economic Development Councils, chair of the Women’s Suffrage Commission, and chair of the Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Abuse and Addiction. She spearheads the Enough is Enough campaign — Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature sexual assault program — and is committed to passing the strictest laws against sexual harassment in the nation. As lieutenant governor, Hochul travels the state advancing the governor’s agenda, including the successful fight for a $15 minimum wage and Paid Family Leave. In 2011, Hochul ran for U.S. representative in the special election for Erie and Niagara counties and won. Hochul opposed the plan to transform Medicare into a voucher system. Hochul, whose congressional term ended in 2013, supports the Affordable Care Act, a woman’s right to choose, and the rights of the LGBTQ community. Her father was a proud union member. Now running for her second term as lieutenant governor, Hochul is the Democratic Party, the Independence Party, and the Women’s Equality Party candidate. NYSNA endorses Kathy Hochul for lieutenant governor.


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Alexandria ocasio-Cortez for Congress, CD-14

By Marva Wade, RN, NYSNA Board Member and Chair, NYSNA’s Political Action Committee (PAC)

Your vote counts

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his is the time to study your candidates, read our endorsements closely and make your way to the voting booth. Let nothing interfere. The political battles are fierce, reaching directly into our hospitals, onto our floors, into our practice, affecting our patient outcomes and out into communities. Our endorsed candidates for United States Congress and in the New York State Senate and Assembly deserve a vote — including those running a first race — as they press for safe staffing, guaranteed healthcare for all, New Yorkers labor rights, other health and safety protections and a clean environment.

High voter turnout expected Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lieutenant

Governor Kathleen Hochul and NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli have our strong endorsements for re-election. NYC Public Advocate Letitia James is running for NYS attorney general and we are excited about her election, as her record in defense of healthcare for underserved communities is very strong, an indication of her values and abilities. But it only happens with your participation. Four years ago, midterm voter turnout fell to its lowest level in more than half a century! Today, with that GOP House majority at risk and some close Senate races that will determine who has control of that chamber in January, a 77 percent majority of registered voters say they are certain to vote next month or have already voted, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released on October 14. This is up from a 65 percent majority of registered voters in the same poll of October 2014.

Your time to weigh in The economy and healthcare rank as the most important voting issues this fall, followed by changing the way things work in Washington and the equal treatment of women and men, followed by taxes, immigration and the appointment of judges to the high court. Your vote counts!

NYSNA endorses Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for New York’s 14th Congressional District seat with enthusiasm. Since launching her campaign in 2017, Ocasio-Cortez has inspired Americans in, and beyond, her district with a passionate commitment to building an economy of, by and for working people. From her pledge to fight for a nationwide Medicare for All system and a federal jobs guarantee, to her outspoken support for expanding Social Security and making trade schools tuition-free, she has clearly demonstrated a vision and drive to represent Queens and Bronx communities in Congress. Ocasio-Cortez knows the trials and tribulations experienced by working New Yorkers from personal experience. Born in the Bronx and raised in Yorktown, she developed a deep understanding of income inequality from an early age. After graduating from college, she moved back to the Bronx as a community organizer and educational director, working with promising local high school students to help develop their community leadership and social enterprise skills. For this hardworking, New York native, accessible and affordable healthcare, strong unions and living wages are not matters of politics—they’re fundamentals that impact the dignity of working people. “Together, we will create a nation of dignified healthcare, tuition-free higher education, quality employment and justice for all,” she said. “In the wealthiest nation in the world, working families shouldn’t have to struggle. It’s time for a New York that’s good for the many.”

Karines Reyes, RN, (fourth from left) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (third from right) with NYSNA members, including Board Member Anne Bové, RN (third from left).

*Jessica Ramos for Senate, District 13 Jessica Ramos is a renowned advocate for working families, labor and her local community. Despite her young age, Ramos is an experienced advocate for unions. A longtime union ally, Ramos worked with Build Up NYC to fight for construction, building and hotel and maintenance workers and has worked with a local chapter of the Social Service Employees Union and a regional branch of the Service Employees International Union. Jessica Ramos previously served as the Democratic District Leader in the 39th Assembly District. (L-R) Reyes with Ocasio-Cortez

*Karines Reyes, RN, for Assembly, District 87 NYSNA’s own Karines Reyes (D) made a very impressive showing in the Democratic primary in her first-time run for a New York State Assembly seat, winning 67 percent of the Democratic vote in the 87th Assembly District. She faces two challengers in the general election and is well-positioned to build on the outpouring of support in the primary, which she attributes to her deep ties to the Bronx communities where she lives and works. A devoted RN at Montefiore Weiler Hospital and a strong advocate for her community, Reyes has lived in the district where she is seeking office for 18 years. As a woman of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage, Reyes has special insights into the needs of her district’s neighborhoods, which include Parkchester, Castle Hill, West Farms, Van Nest and Park Stratton. These communities are home to hardworking immigrants — Latinos, African Americans and Southeast Asians. Union support

is strong and the need for affordable healthcare and an inclusive economy top their agendas. Reyes is keenly aware of these community needs and uniquely positioned to help attain these goals. Reyes speaks with knowledge about equitable funding for local public schools, state investment in infrastructure to address transportation needs and on the topic of economic development to bring jobs to the Bronx. With experience as an RN and NYSNA member, her call for funding for community hospitals to counter threats of federal cuts rings loud and clear. She also answered the call to travel to Puerto Rico to provide medical assistance to people affected by the damage of Hurricane Maria. NYSNA is proud to endorse Karines Reyes in her bid for the 87th Assembly District seat.

“I've spent my entire career fighting for working people, and I’m not done yet. I believe every individual should have access to a good, union job so they can provide shelter, food and clothing for themselves and their families,” said Ramos. Jessica Ramos will fight to fix the MTA, reform rent laws, fund New York City’s public schools, support small businesses and advocate for women’s rights, immigrant’s rights and universal healthcare. She understands the needs of working families, and as a union, we are confident that she will excel in the State Senate.

*We urge that you vote for these candidates on the Working Families Party (WFP) line. **With regard to Deborah Glick, who has the support of Cynthia Nixon, we ask that your cast your vote for her on the Democrat line.


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*Robert Jackson for Senate, District 31 Robert Jackson has a proven record of fighting for working New Yorkers. A union representative for more than 20 years and NYC Council member for 12, Jackson has spent a career fighting for fair wages, improved working conditions, and quality, affordable healthcare. He supports a single-payer healthcare system. In his words, “Healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and we must make it more accessible for families no matter where they live.” Jackson has a strong record defending the rights of women and their families. He stood for paid family leave, fighting against deceptive pregnancy centers, expanding access to contraception and codifying the Reproductive Health Act. With a strong legislative record and years of experience advocating for underserved communities and working women and men, few are more qualified and prepared than Robert Jackson to speak for the people. He has our fervent backing.

*Luis sepúlveda for Senate, District 32 A regular fixture in Bronx politics, Luis Sepúlveda served three terms as assemblymember for the 87th District before joining the State Senate this year, representing District 32. During his time as senator, Sepúlveda has been a staunch advocate for his constituents, standing up for working families and ensuring that union rights are protected. Sepúlveda has proven himself to be a fierce defender of healthcare rights in New York, voting in support of safe staffing legislation and backing protections for nurses’ scope of practice. Further, as a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Development Disabilities,

*Alessandra Biaggi for Senate, District 34 NSYNA is proud to endorse Alessandra Biaggi (center), a champion for the Bronx with an ambitious and inspiring vision for its future. “I’m running for New York State Senate in District 34, where I was born and raised. As state senator, my priorities will be expanding voting rights, fully funding public schools, access to affordable childcare, healthcare and eldercare, fighting domestic violence and gun violence, reforming campaign finance, reproductive justice, and making sure that every person in the district has a good, well-paying job,” said Biaggi. Biaggi grew up in an Italian-American family in Pelham and came of age in the Bronx. She is an attorney and has served in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration in his Counsel’s Office. Her main focus was on the New York State Council for Women and Girls and New York State’s Women’s Policy Agenda. She believes strongly that New York must continue to protect its unions and the rights of workers as a means to uplift working families and the middle class. NYSNA is looking forward to supporting Biaggi as she paves the way for a better future in the Bronx and beyond.

*John Liu for Senate, District 11 As the former comptroller of the City of New York and member of the New York City Council, John Liu (D) has unprecedented insight into some of the most complicated fiscal challenges facing our state. For Liu, however, “It’s not just about the numbers, it’s about people.” Behind each of the economic policies he enacted and budgets he oversaw, Liu’s commitment to protecting New Yorkers shined through. Liu fought for working families throughout his tenure at the City Council, securing millions of dollars in funding for public schools, libraries, parks, senior citizen centers and youth programs in Queens. Hailed as a pioneer as the first Asian American to win legislative office in New York, he stood up against bigotry and hate. He is a thoughtful and pragmatic advocate for a single-payer healthcare system who has thoroughly outlined the financial feasibility and benefits of enacting such policy. NYSNA encourages a vote for John Liu.

he stood up for the Reproductive Health Act. “We must do everything in our power to expand access to the full range of reproductive health services and the women in New York are entitled to have these basic healthcare services,” said Sepúlveda. With an established record and a history of service to the residents in the Bronx, Luis Sepúlveda has earned NYSNA’s endorsement.

Brian Barnwell for Assembly, District 30 Democratic incumbent Brain Barnwell hails from a middle-class family of nurses, law enforcement officers and teachers. In fact, his grandmother, mother, sister, aunt and cousin are all RNs! It goes without saying that advocating for nurses and patients is tremendously important for Barnwell – he will not rest until nurses are granted safe working conditions, fair contracts, just wages and nurse-to-patient ratios that protect his own family from harm. He also understands well the need to protect nurses’s scope of practice. “The reason I entered politics was because I wanted to serve the people. I wanted to help the middle class, working class, and the seniors – groups of people who often get overlooked,” said Barnwell. Before entering the Assembly, Barnwell worked for New York City Councilmember Costa Constantinides, helping to organize community volunteer operations with local churches and City Harvest to feed the needy. Barnwell’s legislative priorities include strengthening the middle class and providing opportunities for all to achieve the American Dream, including veterans. NYSNA admires Barnwell’s lifelong commitment to serve and care for those in need. We are proud to offer our endorsement.

**deborah Glick for Assembly, District 66 Ever since her time as an undergraduate at the City University of New York’s Queens College, Deborah Glick felt political activism to be her true calling. For decades, Glick has committed herself to the fight for civil rights, reproductive freedom, healthcare, lesbian and gay rights, the environment, higher education and funding for the arts. As the first openly lesbian or gay member of the New York State Legislature, Glick has been a true leader in the fight for equal rights. Currently serving her 13th term in the Assembly, she has been instrumental in passing key legislation about women’s health, including the Women’s Health and Wellness Act, a bill that promotes early detection and prevention of certain medical conditions affecting women. She is the lead sponsor of the Reproductive Health Act to codify Roe v. Wade in New York State law. Glick is a passionate advocate for New York nurses. In an Assembly hearing voicing her support for safe staffing legislation, Glick said, “People who wind up in the hospital actually tend to be sicker than they were a generation ago because they’re not readily admitted under today’s scheme.” She also stands for protecting nurses’ scope of practice issues. NYSNA is proud to endorse Deborah Glick for re-election, an experienced and knowledgeable voice in the Assembly.


NYSNA Voter Guide 2018 New York Statewide Races CANDIDATE Andrew Cuomo Letitia James Tom DiNapoli Kathy Hochul

OFFICE Governor Attorney General State Comptroller Lieutenant Governor

DISTRICT Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide

CAPITAL REGION PARTY D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP

New York Congressional Races CANDIDATE *Perry Gershon

OFFICE US House

DISTRICT 1

PARTY D

Liuba Grechen Shirley Tom Suozzi Gregory Meeks Grace Meng Nydia Velazquez Hakeem Jeffries Yvette Clarke Jerrold Nadler Max Rose Carolyn Maloney Adriano Espaillat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez José E. Serrano Eliot Engel Nita Lowey Sean Patrick Maloney Antonio Delgado Paul Tonko *Tedra Cobb Anthony Brindisi Tracy Mitrano Dana Balter Joe Morelle Brian Higgins Nate McMurray Kirsten Gillibrand

US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US House US Senate

2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 NY

D, WFP D, WFP D D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP D, WFP

CANDIDATE

OFFICE

DIST

PARTY

Aaron Gladd

Senate

43

D

Neil Breslin

Senate

44

D

Tistrya Houghtling

Assembly 107

D

Patricia Fahy

Assembly 109

D

Phil Steck

Assembly 110

D

Angelo Santabarbara

Assembly 111

D

Carrie Woerner

Assembly 113

D

CENTRAL NY CANDIDATE

OFFICE

DIST PARTY

Joseph Griffo

Senate

47

R

Patty Ritchie

Senate

48

R

John Mannion

Senate

50

D

Joyce St. George

Senate

51

D

Rachel May

Senate

53

D

Rich Funke

Senate

55

R

Billy Jones

Assembly 115

D

Addie Jenne

Assembly 116

D

Marianne Buttenschon

Assembly 119

D

William Magee

Assembly 121

D

Donna Lupardo

Assembly 123

D

Barbara Lifton

Assembly 125

D

Keith Batman

Assembly 126

D

Al Stirpe

Assembly 127

D

Pamela Hunter

Assembly 128

D

William Magnarelli

Assembly 129

D

LONG ISLAND CANDIDATE

OFFICE

DIST PARTY

Phil Boyle

Senate

4

R

Jim Gaughran

Senate

5

D

Kevin Thomas

Senate

6

D

Anna Kaplan

Senate

7

D

John Brooks

Senate

8

D

Todd Kaminsky

Senate

9

D

Fred Thiele, Jr.

Assembly 1

D

Steve Englebright

Assembly 4

D

Doug Smith

Assembly 5

R

Phil Ramos

Assembly 6

D

Christine Pellegrino

Assembly 9

D

Steve Stern

Assembly 10

D

Kimberly Jean-Pierre

Assembly 11

D

Andrew Raia

Assembly 12

R

Charles Lavine

Assembly 13

D

Michael Reid

Assembly 14

D

Allen Foley

Assembly 15

D

Anthony D’Urso

Assembly 16

D

Taylor Raynor

Assembly 18

D

Edward Ra

Assembly 19

R

Melissa Miller

Assembly 20

R

Michaelle Solages

Assembly 22

D


New York City

HUDSON VALLEY CANDIDATE

OFFICE

DIST

PARTY

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Senate

35

D

Shelley Mayer

Senate

37

D

David Carlucci

Senate

38

D

James Skoufis

Senate

39

D

Terrence Murphy

Senate

40

R

Sue Serino

Senate

41

R

Jen Metzger

Senate

42

D

Amy Paulin

Assembly 88

D

Gary Pretlow

Assembly 89

D

Nader Sayegh

Assembly 90

D

Steve Otis

Assembly 91

D

Tom Abinanti

Assembly 92

D

David Buchwald

Assembly 93

D

Kevin Byrne

Assembly 94

R

Sandy Galef

Assembly 95

D

Kenneth Zebrowski

Assembly 96

D

Ellen Jaffee

Assembly 97

D

Karl Brabenec

Assembly 98

R

Aileen Gunther

Assembly 100

Chad McEvoy

QUEENS

MANHATTAN, cont.

CANDIDATE

OFFICE

DIST

PARTY

CANDIDATE

OFFICE

DIST

PARTY

Stacey Pheffer Amato

Assembly

23

D, WFP

Robert Jackson

Senate

31

D, WFP

David Weprin

Assembly

24

D

Yuh-Line Niou

Assembly

65

D, WFP

Nily Rozic

Assembly

25

D, WFP

*Deborah Glick

Assembly

66

D

Ed Braunstein

Assembly

26

D, WFP

Linda Rosenthal

Assembly

67

D, WFP

Daniel Rosenthal

Assembly

27

D, WFP

Daniel O’Donnell

Assembly

69

D

Andrew Hevesi

Assembly

28

D, WFP

Inez Dickens

Assembly

70

D

Alicia Hyndman

Assembly

29

D, WFP

Al Taylor

Assembly

71

D, WFP

Brian Barnwell

Assembly

30

D

Carmen De la Rosa

Assembly

72

D, WFP

Michele Titus

Assembly

31

D, WFP

Dan Quart

Assembly

73

D, WFP

Vivian Cook

Assembly

32

D

Harvey Epstein

Assembly

74

D, WFP

Clyde Vanel

Assembly

33

D, WFP

Richard Gottfried

Assembly

75

D, WFP

Michael DenDekker

Assembly

34

D

Rebecca Seawright

Assembly

76

D, WFP

Jeffrion Aubry

Assembly

35

D, WFP

Aravella Simotas

Assembly

36

D, WFP

BROOKLYN

Catherine Nolan

Assembly

37

D, WFP

CANDIDATE

OFFICE

DIST

PARTY

Michael Miller

Assembly

38

D

Julia Salazar

Senate

18

D

D

*Catalina Cruz

Assembly

39

D

Roxanne Persaud

Senate

19

D

Assembly 101

D

Ron Kim

Assembly

40

D, WFP

Zellnor Myrie

Senate

20

D

Aidan O’Connor, Jr.

Assembly 102

D

James Sanders, Jr.

Senate

10

D, WFP

Kevin Parker

Senate

21

D

Kevin Cahill

Assembly 103

D

John Liu

Senate

11

D, WFP

Andrew Gounardes

Senate

22

D

Jonathan Jacobson

Assembly 104

D

Michael Gianaris

Senate

12

D, WFP

Velmanette Montgomery Senate

25

D

Didi Barrett

Assembly 106

D

Jessica Ramos

Senate

13

D, WFP

Helene Weinstein

Assembly

41

D

Leroy Comrie

Senate

14

D, WFP

Rodneyse Bichotte

Assembly

42

D

Joe Addabbo

Senate

15

D, WFP

Diana Richardson

Assembly

43

D

Toby Ann Stavisky

Senate

16

D, WFP

Robert Carroll

Assembly

44

D

Steven Cymbrowitz

Assembly

45

D

Mathylde Frontus

Assembly

46

D

WESTERN/SOUTHERN TIER CANDIDATE

OFFICE

DIST PARTY

Joseph Robach

Senate

56

R

BRONX

Joan Seamans

Senate

61

D

CANDIDATE

OFFICE

DIST

PARTY

William Colton

Assembly

47

D

Tim Kennedy

Senate

63

D

José M. Serrano

Senate

29

D, WFP

Simcha Eichenstein

Assembly

48

D

Jamie Romeo

Assembly 136

D

Luis Sepúlveda

Senate

32

D, WFP

Peter Abbate, Jr.

Assembly

49

D

David Gantt

Assembly 137

D

Gustavo Rivera

Senate

33

D, WFP

Joseph Lentol

Assembly

50

D

Harry Bronson

Assembly 138

D

Alessandra Biaggi

Senate

34

D, WFP

Félix Ortiz

Assembly

51

D

Crystal Peoples-Stokes

Assembly 141

D

Jamaal Bailey

Senate

36

D, WFP

Jo Anne Simon

Assembly

52

D

Pat Burke

Assembly 142

D

Latoya Joyner

Assembly

77

D

Maritza Davila

Assembly

53

D

Monica Wallace

Assembly 143

D

Jose Rivera

Assembly

78

D

Erik Dilan

Assembly

54

D

Sean Ryan

Assembly 149

D

Michael Blake

Assembly

79

D, WFP

Latrice Walker

Assembly

55

D

Nathalia Fernandez

Assembly

80

D

Tremaine Wright

Assembly

56

D

Jeffrey Dinowitz

Assembly

81

D, WFP

Walter Mosley

Assembly

57

D

Michael Benedetto

Assembly

82

D

N. Nick Perry

Assembly

58

D

Carl Heastie

Assembly

83

D

Jaime Williams

Assembly

59

D

Carmen Arroyo

Assembly

84

D

Charles Barron

Assembly

60

D

Marcos Crespo

Assembly

85

D

Victor Pichardo

Assembly

86

D, WFP

STATEN ISLAND

Karines Reyes

Assembly

87

D, WFP

CANDIDATE

OFFICE

DIST

PARTY

Diane Savino

Senate

23

D

Andrew Lanza

Senate

24

R

*While endorsed by the WFP, due to election law these candidates will not appear on the WFP line on the November 6 ballot. Please vote for these candidates on the Democrat line.

MANHATTAN CANDIDATE

OFFICE

DIST

PARTY

Michael Cusick

Assembly

63

D

Brian Kavanagh

Senate

26

D, WFP

Adam Baumel

Assembly

64

D

Brad Hoylman

Senate

27

D, WFP

Liz Krueger

Senate

28

D, WFP

Brian Benjamin

Senate

30

D, WFP


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How to Vote by Absentee Ballot (Deadlines) l Applications for absentee ballots are available at your county board

of elections. l Upon completion, applications must be mailed to your county board no

later than the seventh day before the election (October 30) or delivered in person no later than the day before the election (November 5). l You may also request an absentee ballot by sending a letter to your

county board of elections. The letter must be received by your county board no earlier than 30 days (October 6) and no later than seven days

before the election (October 30). The letter must contain the following information: The address where you are registered An address where the ballot is to be sent The reason for the request, and The signature of the voter If you apply by letter, an application form will be mailed with your ballot. The application form must be completed and returned with your ballot.

Right to Election Day Leave Time – NY Election Law 3-110 All voters registered in New York State are entitled to sufficient leave time on Election Day so that they are able to vote. The law considers four consecutive hours between the hours of 6 am and 9 pm (when the polls are open) to be sufficient time to vote, either at the beginning of your shift or after the end of your shift.

sufficient time to vote. For example, if your shift is scheduled from 7 am to 7:30 pm and you will not have enough time to vote, you are entitled to leave at either the beginning or end of your shift to give you enough time to vote, so that you have up to a four hour window to vote while the polls are open.

If you will not have four hours in which to vote either before or after your shift, you are entitled to leave under the law so that you have

You must provide notice to your employer at least two days, but not more than ten days, prior to the election that you will need leave and your

employer may designate whether the leave will be at the beginning or end of your shift. Under many of our private sector collective bargaining agreements, you are entitled to be paid for all of this leave time. Under NYS law, you are entitled to pay for at least two hours of leave time to vote. If you wish to volunteer for a political campaign or as a poll worker, you can request time off from your employer through the usual process.

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