New York Amsterdam News Endorsement

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Amsterdam News Endorsement, 2nd Council District

One of the greatest assets to a community is the people who fight for it—people who are out on the street corners, in the hearings and at the table to discuss the issues that are affecting the community as a whole. In District 2, there are many fighters, activists and champions for our community. And the sitting Council Member Rosie Mendez is one of them.

Mendez has fought for the community for over 20 years. She has continued to keep the idea alive that the community will continue to be a place that is diverse and has the capacity to ensure that all different types of New Yorkers can live and raise their families. Mendez has been at the forefront of fighting for existing affordable housing stock and pushing for more low- and middle-income housing in the community and across the city. She is a fighter for equal justice, equal rights and fair wages, and has worked tirelessly to help improve access to health care. For this and many other reasons, we endorse Mendez for City Council.