May 29, 2020

NYSUT issues endorsements in state races, federal races

Source:  NYSUT Media Relations
election day

ALBANY, N.Y. May 29, 2020 — New York State United Teachers today issued another round of endorsements in more than 20 races for state legislative offices and recommended more than a dozen congressional candidates for endorsements by the union’s national affiliates, the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association.

“Now more than ever, it’s clear that public schools are cornerstones of our communities, and we need representatives across New York who recognize that and will fight for public education in the halls of power,” NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said. “We are confident that the dozens of candidates we’ve endorsed already this election cycle are the types of leaders who can deliver for New Yorkers. Especially amid this global pandemic, support for policies and funding that will move public education forward is critical as our educators work doubly hard to provide educational services and other essential resources for students and families.”

The full slate of latest endorsements and recommendations is below.

NYSUT previously issued endorsements and endorsement recommendations for nearly 30 candidates for state and federal offices. Those endorsements can be found here.

NYSUT is scheduled to hold its biennial endorsement conference for federal and state offices this summer.

NYSUT-endorsed candidates receive grassroots support from NYSUT members, including phone banking, door knocking and literature distribution. The union also makes financial contributions from voluntary donations through the union’s VOTE-COPE non-partisan political action committee.

Congressional Endorsement Recommendations

Congressional District 3
Tom Suozzi

Congressional District 5
Gregory Meeks

Congressional District 6
Grace Meng

Congressional District 7
Nydia Velázquez

Congressional District 8
Hakeem Jeffries

Congressional District 9
Yvette Clarke

Congressional District 10
Jerrold Nadler

Congressional District 11
Max Rose

Congressional District 12
Carolyn Maloney

Congressional District 13
Adriano Espaillat

Congressional District 14
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Congressional District 22
Anthony Brindisi

Congressional District 25
Joseph Morelle

State Senate Endorsements

Senate District 12
Michael Gianaris

Senate District 13
Jessica Ramos

Senate District 18
Julia Salazar

Senate District 19
Roxanne Persaud

Senate District 23
Diane Savino

Senate District 25
Tremaine Wright

Senate District 27
Brad Hoylman

Senate District 31
Robert Jackson

Senate District 34
Alessandra Biaggi

Senate District 38
Elijah Reichlin-Melnick

Assembly Endorsements

Assembly District 24
David Weprin

Assembly District 33
Clyde Vanel

Assembly District 39
Catalina Cruz

Assembly District 40
Ronald Kim

Assembly District 64
Brandon Patterson

Assembly District 73
Dan Quart

Assembly District 74
Harvey Epstein

Assembly District 78
Jose Rivera

Assembly District 82
Michael Benedetto

Assembly District 87
Karines Reyes

Assembly District 92
Thomas Abinanti

NYSUT previously issued endorsements and endorsement recommendations for nearly 30 candidates for state and federal offices.

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.