FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2017
MAYOR DE BLASIO AND COUNCIL MEMBER DEBI ROSE ENDORSE EACH OTHER FOR RE-ELECTION
NEW YORK – Today, City Council Deputy Majority Leader Debi Rose and Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed each other in their re-election campaigns for New York City Council and New York City Mayor, respectively, citing their joint efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and their work in making streets safer and cleaner for all Staten Islanders.
“Mayor de Blasio has worked tirelessly for Staten Islanders. From launching better and more reliable trash pickup on Staten Island to starting the 24-hour ferry service, the Mayor has shown that our borough is a priority. I am honored to endorse Mayor Bill de Blasio in his re-election effort.” said Deputy Majority Leader Debi Rose. “Today on Staten Island under Mayor de Blasio, over 4,000 students are now in pre-K—five times more than before,15,000 affordable housing units for seniors have been built or preserved, and all four police precincts will have neighborhood policing programs by the end of the year. I believe that electing Mayor de Blasio for 4 more years will help all Staten Islanders, and New Yorkers as a whole.”“City Council Deputy Majority Leader Debi Rose has fought for Staten Island throughout her life, and she has worked tirelessly for her constituents since being elected to represent the 49th district in the Council. From securing thousands of good-paying union jobs through economic development to securing funding for programs such as True2Life, which are dramatically reducing gun violence in the community, she has stood up for her residents time and time again. She has advocated for adding officers on the street, additional graffiti removal, more sidewalk washing, and repaving for miles of worn down roads. Neighborhoods across Staten Island are safer, more prosperous, and cleaner because of Deputy Majority Leader Rose,” said Mayor de Blasio. “And whether she is fighting for businesses devastated by Super Storm Sandy, or launching neighborhood policing to strengthen the bond between NYPD and the communities they serve, we’re constantly striving to improve neighborhoods across the borough. I am thankful for Deputy Majority Leader Rose’s endorsement today, and I’m proud to endorse her in her upcoming election. I look forward to continuing our work together to support residents on Staten Island and across the city.”
The Mayor has also been endorsed by the Civil Service Employees Association ( CSEA) Local 1000, the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators Local One, Hotel Trades Council, Working Families Party, the Communications Workers of America District 1, IBEW Local 3, the United Federation of Teachers, District Council 37, SEIU 32BJ, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local One, Musicians Local 802, the RWDSU, the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, UNITE-HERE Local 100, the Professional Staff Congress and the Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board of Workers United, and dozens of elected leaders.
As New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio fights for our great city every day. He fought for universal pre-K for every four-year-old in the City. He expanded the paid sick leave law to cover thousands of more workers, and raised the minimum wage for all City employees and contractors. He continued to reduce stop and frisk and pursued reforms to bring the police and community closer together — while at the same time driving crime to record low levels. He expanded the number of affordable apartments, and took on the landlord lobby — and under his watch rents were frozen for two straight years. Bill de Blasio fights every day to make our city better and fairer for everyone — no matter where they live or how much money they make.
City Council Deputy Majority Leader Debi Rose has also been endorsed by NYS Assembly Member Michael Cusick, NYS Assembly Member Matthew Titone, Democratic Committee of Richmond County, The Working Families Party, The NYC Central Labor Council, United Federation of Teachers, 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU), District Council 37, Social Services Employees Local 371, 1199 SEIU, Communications Workers of America (CWA)-District One, CWA 1180 , Hotel Trades Council Local 6 Committee on Political Education, NY Hotel Trades Council, New York State Nurses Association, New York League of Conservation Voters, Doctor’s Council SEIU, Mason Tenders District Council, NYS Laborers, Jim Owles Liberal Political Club, District Council 9 NY – International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 831, Local Union 3 IBEW, Realtors Political Association Committee – The NYS Association of Realtors, U.A. Steamfitters Local 638, Council Of School Supervisors, NY Region 9A UAW Pac Council and the Iron Workers Local 46.