ALBANY, N.Y. Sept. 26, 2016 — The Board of Directors of New York State United Teachers has endorsed Amber Small for state Senate, saying her work on behalf of her community and commitment to building Western New York’s economy make her the right choice in the 60th Senate District.
NYSUT President Karen E. Magee noted that Small serves as executive director of the Parkside Community Association, where she has worked to improve the quality of life for thousands of residents. She has also served in municipal government and earned accolades for her efforts to increase communications and resource sharing among local businesses. Magee said Small has also highlighted gender imbalances in government, working to ensure the voices of women are represented in the halls of power.
“Amber Small’s commitment to her community, to women and public service make her the right choice to represent the 60th Senate District in Albany,” Magee said. “NYSUT is proud to endorse her candidacy, and we will work hard to elect her.”
NYSUT Executive Vice President Andrew Pallotta said local leaders in Western New York are enthusiastic about Small’s candidacy and will be phone banking and canvassing on her behalf. “Amber’s strong message about public education and commitment to positive change for working families and business is resonating with NYSUT members across the 60th District,” Pallotta said. “We believe she will make a terrific state senator.”
New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.