June 16, 2022

NYSUT endorses Antonio Delgado for lieutenant governor

Source:  NYSUT Media Relations
Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado.
Caption: Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado addresses educators and activists at NYSUT's recent "March for Our Lives" event in Albany. Photo by El-Wise Noisette.

ALBANY, N.Y. June 16, 2022 — New York State United Teachers today endorsed Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado for election. The statewide union previously endorsed Delgado’s running mate, Gov. Kathy Hochul.

“Lt. Gov. Delgado has shown since his time in Congress that he is an ally of NYSUT members, and he continues to stand with us now that he’s joined Gov. Hochul’s administration,” NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said. “Lt. Gov. Delgado is a champion of the vital role of public education in our society and the public servants who dedicate themselves to bettering their communities. The Hochul-Delgado ticket is formidable, and we look forward to working with the administration for the next four years as we seek to strengthen our public school, college and hospital systems to ensure all New Yorkers have access to high-quality services.”

“I am so proud to have earned the endorsement of NYSUT,” Lt. Gov. Delgado said. “Our state could not function as it does without the teachers, faculty, professional staff, and health care staff that make up NYSUT, so it is incumbent upon us to be partners to them in state government by supporting fair wages and protections for these frontline workers.”

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.

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.