Senators Endorse Squadron for Public Advocate

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On Monday, a broad coalition of state Senators endorsed Democrat Daniel Squadron for Public Advocate in 2013, including Senators Joseph Addabbo (Queens), Martin Malave Dilan (Brooklyn), Michael Gianaris (Queens), Brad Hoylman (Manhattan), Gustavo Rivera (Bronx), and Jose M. Serrano (Manhattan/Bronx). The Senators highlighted Squadron's record as a reformer and his vision for the role of Public Advocate as critical to engaging and supporting communities too often left behind in local government. "Daniel is a committed advocate for the civil rights of every New Yorker. As the sponsor of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, he has demonstrated his support for LGBT individuals and families throughout our city. As a leader on reforming government, protecting vulnerable New Yorkers and improving our public schools, Daniel has shown he'll be a Public Advocate whom we can all count on," said Hoylman. "It's been a privilege to work with these leaders ? and I'm incredibly honored to have their support in the race for public advocate. Across the five boroughs, New York City families need a fighter who will stand up for them. I'll make sure that New York City is a place where more people, from more backgrounds, have a better chance to make a life, raise a family, and be a part of the greatest engine of opportunity the world has ever known," said Squadron. In January, both former Public Advocates, Mark Green and Betsy Gotbaum, endorsed Squadron for the job. Daniel Squadron is serving his third term representing New York's 26th Senate District, which includes the Manhattan neighborhoods of Tribeca, Battery Park City, the Lower East Side, Chinatown, the Financial District, Little Italy, SoHo, and the East Village.

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