Citizen Action of New York Endorses Senator Gustavo Rivera for Re-election

For Immediate Release: August 21, 2012
Contact: Sean Collins, 910.381.5815scollins@citizenactionny.org

Citizen Action Endorses Senator Gustavo Rivera

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Bronx, New York - Citizen Action of New York, a grassroots membership organization that fights for key issues like fair education funding, quality and affordable health care for all, Fair Elections campaign finance reform, racial justice, and a more progressive tax system, today announced their endorsement of Senator Gustavo Rivera in his reelection effort in the 33rd Senate District in the West Bronx.

“State Senator Rivera is a progressive leader of exceptional ability and dedication who is working hard to improve the lives of the people in his Bronx district,” said Té Revesz, a Citizen Action board member and chair of the Citizen Action of New York City Chapter. “Since his election in 2010, Senator Rivera has joined with Citizen Action in support of establishing a Health Insurance Exchange, universal Pre-Kindergarten, and Fair Elections for New York. We look forward to continuing our productive partnership.”

"On the issues that matter most in our communities, like a good education for our kids, Senator Gustavo Rivera has made it clear he will be their voice in the State Senate," said Ivette Alfonso, President of Citizen Action of New York. "We need progressives in the Senate who will push bring critical reform issues, like publicly financed Fair Elections, to the front of the agenda. New Yorkers can't afford to have CEO campaign contributors dictate our State's policy agenda. We're proud to offer our endorsement to Senator Rivera as someone who will work every day on behalf of New York's working families.”

“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of Citizen Action of New York in my campaign for reelection to the State Senate,” said Senator Gustavo Rivera. “I was elected nearly two years ago with the help of Citizen Action. I am grateful for their continued support and their partnership in working toward greater government transparency and campaign finance reform.”

More information about Citizen Action of New York is available at http://citizenactionny.org.

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