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On Thursday, September 13, New Yorkers will head to the polls to cast their votes in New York state and local primaries. The Local 802 Executive Board has voted to endorse a slate of passionate candidates committed to fighting for the labor movement and prioritizing issues important to working musicians, from preventing misclassification and exploitation of musicians to education, transportation, and affordable housing. Now more than ever, it’s important that we exercise our right to vote and elect local leaders who will fight for our communities.
Unsure what district you’re in? Find your sample ballot and polling place here.
*Note that this year’s primary is on a Thursday, rather than on Tuesday like in prior years!*
Local 802 State Senate Endorsements:
- Jessica Ramos – D – SD 13: Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, and parts of Woodside and Astoria
- Zellnor Myrie – D – SD 20: Central Brooklyn, including parts of Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Gowanus, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, South Slope, and Sunset Park
- Brian Kavanagh – D – SD 26: the Brooklyn Waterfront and Lower Manhattan
- Brad Hoylman – D – SD 27: Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, the Upper West Side, Midtown/East Midtown, Columbus Circle, Times Square, Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, the East Village, and the Lower East Side
- Liz Krueger – D – SD 28: Midtown East, Upper East Side, Yorkville, Kips Bay, Murray Hill, NoMad
- Brian Benjamin – D – SD 30: Harlem, East Harlem (El Barrio), Upper West Side, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Morningside Heights
- Jamaal Bailey – D – SD 36: Mid-Bronx, including Norwood, Bedford Park, Williamsbridge, Co-op City, Wakefield, and Baychester, and the Westchester city of Mount Vernon
Local 802 State Assembly Endorsements:
- Nily Rozic – D – AD 25: Eastern Queens, including Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Bayside, and Douglaston
- Rodneyse Bichotte – D – AD 42: Flatbush/Ditmas Park
- Robert Carroll – D – AD 44: Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, parts of South Slope and West Midwood
- Ethan Lustig-Elgrably: – D – AD 46: Coney Island, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Gravesend, parts of Brighton Beach
- Jo-Anne Simon – D – AD 52: Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, parts of Park Slope and Prospect Heights
- Walter Mosley – D – AD 57: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, and parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights
- Pat Kane – D – AD 61: North Shore of Staten Island
- Yuh-Line Niou – D – AD 65: Lower Manhattan, including the Lower East Side, Chinatown, South Street Seaport area, Financial District, and Battery Park City
- Deborah Glick – D – AD 66: Greenwich Village, SoHo, NoHo, parts of Tribeca and the Bowery
- Linda Rosenthal – D – AD 67: Upper West Side and parts of Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen
- Carmen De La Rosa – D – AD 72: Uptown Manhattan, including Inwood, parts of Marble Hill, Hudson Heights, and Washington Heights
- Dan Quart – D – AD 73: Upper East Side, Midtown East, Turtle Bay, and Sutton Place
- Harvey Epstein – D – AD 74: East Side of Manhattan, including Lower East Side, East Village, Alphabet City, Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village, Murray Hill, Tudor City, and the United Nations
- Rebecca Seawright – D – AD 76: Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island
- Carl Heastie – D, Assembly Speaker – AD 83: Northeast Bronx, including Edenwald, Williamsbridge, parts of Wakefield, Eastchester, and Baychester
For our full endorsement press release, click here.