Press Release

United Probation Officers Association Endorses Mayor Bill de Blasio for Re-Election

NEW YORK –  The United Probation Officers Association (UPOA) announced their endorsement for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s re-election campaign, citing the Mayor for increasing opportunities for young people.

“Mayor de Blasio has been a tireless champion for the people of New York.  He’s created universal pre-K so our children can get on the right track while they’re young. He’s the kind of ally we need at City Hall, and we are proud to endorse him for re-election,” said Dalvanie K. Powell, UPOA President.

“Our probation officers are on the front lines every day—not only protecting our city, but also helping New Yorkers on probation continue down the right path. Their compassion and dedication to the job are invaluable resources, helping ensure that New Yorkers who have paid their debt to society are on the path toward rebuilding their lives. We owe them a debt of gratitude, and I am honored to receive their endorsement here today,” said Mayor de Blasio.

The Mayor has also been endorsed by DC 1707, the Civil Service Employees Association 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 NYPD and the communities they serve closer together. 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.

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