Supporters from around New York and the nation know that Cynthia is the only candidate who will fight for a New York for all, not the few.

“Movements are built when communities come together. For too long, New York machine politics has drifted away from the communities they were originally supposed to serve. I am honored to join fellow fighter Cynthia Nixon in the advancement of dignified healthcare, housing, and education for all, in one concerted movement for a New York for the many. Cynthia and I both have roots in educational work, and her nonstop fight for working families resonates with me deeply. Together, it is my hope that Cynthia and I can propose the notion that New York’s elections don’t have to be foregone conclusions – they can be earned opportunities for change.”

– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Cynthia is showing true courage by fighting the real estate interests that have controlled our state for too long,” said Salazar. “We are challenging corporate democrats because we want to build a New York that works for the many, not the few. We know that a better world is possible.”

– Julia Salazar, State senate candidate, 18th District

“For 17 years, Cynthia Nixon has been a leading voice and on-the-ground fighter for public education, women’s rights, LGBTQ equality, and protecting New York’s environment from corporate polluters. Cynthia has brought that same unrelenting zeal for bold ideas and bottom-up change to the race for Governor.”

– Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director of Democracy for America

“The people of New York need a leader at the helm who hears their voice and will use that power to enact public policies that will improve their lives. Cynthia Nixon is that leader.”

– Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution

“Do we want four more years of pay-to-play, where developers and political insiders call the shots? Or do we want a state government devoted to improving the lives of working people, with mass-transit systems that function, fully funded schools, criminal-justice reform, and health care and decent housing for all? Because if we do, there is only one candidate on the ballot in September who will even try to deliver those things. Her name is Cynthia Nixon, and she deserves your vote.”

– The Nation Editorial Board

“Cynthia is a candidate who will use her platform to model what great, forward-thinking, visionary, progressive government can and should be.”

– Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)

“Cynthia Nixon has stood with our members in the streets for many years to fight for the truly equitable schools we deserve. Now, in her candidacy, Cynthia Nixon has committed to a strong progressive platform rooted in the lived experience of working-class New Yorkers of color and immigrants.”

– Javier H. Valdés, Co-Executive Director of Make the Road Action

“She has helped us promote stronger rent protections and their expansion to all parts of the state, and to reverse the phaseout of rent-regulated housing. Cynthia is already the most effective governor tenants have ever had – and she isn’t even governor yet.”

– Michael McKee, Treasurer of Tenants PAC

“Cynthia Nixon has put forward an impressive and ambitious plan for climate action that supports what communities across New York have been demanding for years….New Yorkers deserve a governor like Cynthia who will work with and for them to transition from fossil fuels to a 100% renewable energy economy.”

– May Boeve, Executive Director of 350 Action

“Cynthia Nixon, who, unlike the incumbent, is not an ambitious career politician, is not deterred by Cuomo’s horde of millions of campaign dollars collected almost exclusively from the 1% of corporate polluters, hedge fund billionaires, real estate speculators and other rich special interests. It is so refreshing to back a candidate who is an activist and not a politician, who believes in something other than their own self-interest, and who, like Bernie, will certainly mobilize thousands of enthusiastic voters to rally behind her historic candidacy.”

– Traci Strickland, Co-Chair, New York Progressive Action Network

“Cynthia Nixon is a fierce fighter with a history of activism important to working families, the unemployed, the poor and the disenfranchised,” said club president Allen Roskoff. “She has the energy, integrity, and vision that will lead our state. She will stand up to the policies of Donald Trump and the hate coming from Washington and implement common sense solutions to achieve racial equality, protect documented and undocumented immigrants, and improve New York’s education system. She will fight for economic justice and a woman’s right to abortion and she is a fierce fighter for the LGBTQ community. In short, Cynthia is the real deal and we look forward to having her as our first queer woman governor of New York.”

– Allen Roskoff, President, Jim Owles Dem Club

“I proudly endorse Cynthia Nixon to be our next governor of New York. Cynthia stands with immigrants, people of color, and the working class across our state and will fight for respect and dignity for us all,” said Council Member Menchaca. “The future of workers, students, tenants—all of us—depends on our ability to work together to open up our state’s democracy to all. Cynthia understands that deep in her bones; her commitment to inclusion and equality is unmatched in this race. I’m with Cynthia. She is my candidate for Governor of New York, and I’m confident she will prevail. Let’s do this, together–¡Sí se puede!”

– Carlos Menchaca, NYC City Council

“For eight long years, I’ve watched my friends and neighbors continue to struggle under a broken immigration system that attacks our communities and pushes us into hiding. New York must be a leader in protecting our families and expanding opportunity for our young people,” said Council Member Mejía. “The New York Dream Act has passed the Assembly five years in a row, only to remain stalled because Governor Cuomo’s failure to use his political capital to get the bill through the Senate and into law. Cynthia has made clear that ensuring equal access to higher education for all regardless of their immigration status, is a top priority for her. When she is the Governor, I am confident that we will finally be able to pass the Dream Act.”

– Karen Mejía, Newburgh City Council Member

“With our communities under attack from all sides, now is not the time for candidates who merely work within what’s possible. We need candidates who can reimagine what’s possible, and who are committed to turning New York into a model of progressive leadership on racial and economic justice for the whole country. Cynthia Nixon is that candidate. She has a big, bold vision where every New Yorker has the freedom to thrive regardless of zip code.

Cynthia Nixon will stand with struggling New Yorkers fighting to transform policing and the justice system, empower immigrant communities, end the school-to-prison pipeline, and give all residents access to affordable housing and a quality education. The policies she proudly supports, from providing immigrants with access to drivers’ licenses and financial aid for higher education to extending tenant protections and stopping out-of-control rent hikes, have long been badly needed in New York. She has a long track record of fighting for her community and the causes she believes in, and her young candidacy has already proven that she can be a formidable force for change. We couldn’t be more thrilled to support her.”

– Jennifer Epps-Addison, Network President and Co-Executive Director, CPD Action

“Daily Kos is endorsing Cynthia Nixon for governor because she is emblematic of the fight for better Democrats in New York and across the country,” said Daily Kos Political Director and native New Yorker David Nir. “She is the progressive fighter that New York needs to help combat economic and racial inequality and champion a bold vision to bring real progressive leadership to New York.”

– David Nir, Political Director, Daily Kos

“I have no doubt in my mind that with Cynthia in the Governor’s Mansion, we will finally have a Governor who understands what’s at stake right now for women, transgender people and families,” said co-founder of #VOTEPROCHOICE Heidi Sieck. “For eight years straight, Governor Cuomo has bullied women, feminist organizations and reproductive rights groups from telling the truth about what really goes on in Albany. Cuomo has had every opportunity and all the power he needs to fully protect a women’s right to access safe, legal abortion and critical reproductive health care in New York. But instead, he chose to keep Republicans in power. It’s time for all of us to get behind Cynthia Nixon and elect a true prochoice champion as Governor of New York.”

– Heidi Sieck, co-founder of #VOTEPROCHOICE, #VOTEPROCHOICE

“The NKD membership is thrilled to endorse Cynthia Nixon for Governor of New York,” said New Kings Democrats President Brandon West. “Not only are we excited to push for an actual progressive agenda at the state level but also to support her campaign as it works to bring more people in through grassroots organizing, and opens the Democratic Party so that it is more transparent and accountable. As a club formed by former Obama organizers, we are excited by her agenda, and look forward to spreading the message that we can change the way our local politics works, and do more for New Yorkers in need.”

– Brandon West, President, New Kings Democrats

“Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats proudly endorses Cynthia Nixon as our next Governor. We are excited to work with her on pushing New York forward on a progressive platform. We are tired of the empty rhetoric that has come out of Albany for far too long; we are tired of the empty promises never fulfilled; we are tired of the inside baseball being played keeping the voices of working people and disenfranchised people out of the conversation. Cynthia’s campaign is one we are excited to get to work on as the blue wave rolls through New York,”

– Asher Novek, President, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats

“The Staten Island Democratic Association is proud to continue our tradition of supporting progressive challengers in Democratic Party primaries with our endorsement of Cynthia Nixon for Governor.”

– Tom Shcherbenko, Former President, The Staten Island Democratic Association

“We enthusiastically support Cynthia Nixon this year” said Michael Farrin (AD 74) and CODA member. “We need a real Democrat, a progressive Democrat, as governor, not an autocrat who for eight years has played footsie with the Albany Republicans.”

– Michael Farrin, Member, Coalition for a District Alternative (CODA)

“Cynthia Nixon understands that New York’s prosperity rests in large measure on how fast it moves,” said co-founder Bill McKibben. “She’s using her gutsy run to show that the Empire State will thrive if climate justice becomes a constant priority.”

– Bill McKibben, Founder, 350

“From fighting for our state’s students to advocating for real criminal justice reform, Cynthia Nixon has put working people first since day one. Her vision for a state that champions working New Yorkers, takes on the real estate lobby and expands rent control for low-income families and immigrant communities must become a reality,” said Jonathan Westin, NY WFP Co-chair and New York Communities for Change Executive Director. “I’m proud to support Cynthia Nixon as Governor. We will work tirelessly to turn out voters and send a progressive champion to Albany.”

– Jonathan Westin, Director, NYCC

“Citizen Action is endorsing Cynthia Nixon for Governor because we trust her to make the choices that will support working families across New York. For 17 years, Cynthia has partnered with us to make sure every child in New York gets the quality education they need. Now, we’ll be fighting alongside her to achieve her bold vision for a New York that works for all.”

– Karen Scharff, Executive Director, Citizen Action

“Big donors and powerful political insiders have held too much power in Albany for too long. The Working Families Party voted to support a visionary candidate who will transform New York into a progressive leader and put the power back into the hands of the people, not just a wealthy few” said Working Families Party Director Bill Lipton said. “We’re thrilled to announce our endorsement for Cynthia Nixon for Governor and will build a powerful statewide campaign to engage New York’s voters like never before.”

– Bill Lipton, Director, NYWFP

“Cynthia Nixon is a fighter for working class New Yorkers,” said New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer. “Cynthia has a long history of fighting for the LGBT community. As a public school parent, Cynthia has long been a champion for equal access to education no matter what zip code you were born in. As a straphanger, Cynthia has shown that she will be our fighter to fix our broken subway system. Our subway system is crumbling with projects that are twenty years late and billions over budget. Cynthia will make sure that the arts and culture can be experienced in every part of our State. We deserve a champion for all of us, and Cynthia Nixon will be our champion. I am proud to endorse her candidacy for Governor of the State of New York.”

– Jimmy Van Bramer, NYC Council Member

“As a lifelong Democrat, I’m proud to endorse Cynthia Nixon for Governor. She’s someone we can trust and work with, she’s been a tireless advocate for better schools, and she cares about the people of New York State,” said Assemblymember Hevesi. “Governor Cuomo, on the other hand, constantly lies to the people of New York. He claims to be fiscally responsible while saddling our children and grandchildren with billions in debt. He consistently pushes policies that hurt vulnerable New Yorkers, the homeless, human trafficking victims, people on public assistance.”

– Andrew Hevesi, Assemblymember, 28th district

“Many of us woke up after the 2016 election to the realization that so-called ‘blue’ New York was not up to code to protect us, on many fronts,” said Emma Balter of Indivisible Brooklyn. “Albany has failed us. We need real progressive leaders, like Cynthia Nixon, to ensure the welfare of all New Yorkers.”

– Indivisible Brooklyn

“Cynthia Nixon is a committed, passionate and smart advocate for progressive values, and I’m proud to support her today and receive her endorsement,” said Robert Jackson. “For almost two decades, I’ve worked with Cynthia fighting to fix a rigged state school funding formula that was cheating our children and undermining their future. Cynthia understands we need to invest in schools, not jails. I know we can count on Cynthia to finally fully fund our schools, work to fix our broken mass transit system, pass the Reproductive Health Act and to stand up every day for affordable housing, healthcare for all and equality, justice and fairness. And that’s exactly what we need to move our state forward for all of us. I look forward to joining Cynthia Nixon in Albany next year to help make New York the progressive leader it must be to protect our families against the policies of Trump.”

– Robert Jackson, Candidate 31st State Senate District; Former council member

“Justice Democrats is proud to endorse Cynthia Nixon, a lifelong New Yorker and fierce advocate for our public schools. Under Andrew Cuomo’s leadership, New York has become one of the most unequal states in the country. We can no longer accept a corrupt Governor defined by his millions of dollars in corporate money, his disinterest in fighting for essential qualities of life like single-payer healthcare, housing working people can afford, & transportation, and his refusal to provide basic rights to undocumented people. The people of New York deserve a leader who will stand up to Republicans and the IDC, and fight every day to make New York the most progressive and equal state in the US.”

– Justice Democrats

“For decades, American Jewish voters have played a critical role in the Democratic Party at the national and local levels,” said Audrey Sasson, Executive Director of The Jewish Vote. “In the 2016 presidential election, an overwhelming 70% of Jewish voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton. However, it has become increasingly clear to Jews around the country that the current leadership of the Democratic Party is not equipped to address the crises that Americans face today. The election of Donald Trump ushered in a new kind of politics on the right, and we must fight it with a new kind of politics on the left. We are here today to bring New York’s Jewish communities into that fight by supporting local candidates who truly champion our Jewish values.”

– The Jewish Vote

“Cynthia Nixon is the progressive leader New York deserves, and I’m proud to support her and receive her endorsement,” said Ramos. “As a product of our city’s public schools, a passionate advocate for immigrant families, and a champion for reproductive freedom, I know Cynthia will never betray our city’s women, students, and immigrants. For eight years, Andrew Cuomo has failed to deliver. Instead, he enabled, supported, and encouraged Republican leadership in Albany — even after Donald Trump was elected. Enough is enough. We have a bigot in the White House; we need real progressives in Albany. I look forward to joining Cynthia in Albany next year and finally codifying Roe v. Wade, providing undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses, and fully funding our public schools.”

– Jessica Ramos, Candidate for 13th State Senate District

“Today, I proudly endorse Cynthia Nixon for governor of New York,” said Council Member Reynoso. “Cynthia is not new to fighting for equity and justice- values that we can all get behind. Her strong record of fighting for fair funding for schools and improved housing and transportation are just some of the reasons why I’m supporting her candidacy. She is standing up to the status quo which has failed to deliver, and standing alongside all New Yorkers.”

– Antonio Reynoso, Council Member, 34th district

“With communities of color under attack from Washington, it’s past time for a bold, progressive, forward-leaning governor in Albany who will lead from the front,” said Melissa Mark-Viverito. “For the last 17 years, Cynthia has been a fighter for communities across New York. She’s stood up for LGBTQ equality, women’s rights, and for better schools and more equitable education funding here in New York City and all across the state. She’s stood arm-in-arm with immigrants and black and brown New Yorkers in every one of those fights. And in these dark times, she’s exactly the kind of progressive fighter New York needs right now.”

Melissa Mark-Viverito, Former Speaker of the New York City Council

“I’ve supported Cynthia Nixon for Governor since she announced for two main reasons: I am a strong supporter of public education, and because Andrew Cuomo has failed to address the problem of corruption in Albany and inequality in our state,” said Zephyr. “We are in the midst of a political sea change in New York, and I’m proud to be part of it, along with her, Alexandria, the IDC challengers, Jumaane Williams, and the hundreds of new candidates running for local office. New York politics needs some fixing from the bottom up, and a Governor who will not stand for corruption in Albany. As Attorney General I won’t answer to anyone but the public, the law, and my conscience.”

Zephyr Teachout, Candidate for NY AG

“Syracuse Democratic Socialists of America is proud to endorse Cynthia Nixon. Cynthia’s platform includes bold policies that are on the scale Central New York needs to address the rampant poverty and desperation in our community,” said Brian Escobar, DSA Syracuse member. “Syracuse City School District and many rural school districts need to be adequately funded, which Cynthia’s #SchoolsNotJails plan will do. Many of our members and neighbors have faced nightmares dealing with the health insurance system and trying to pay for basic medical care, dental care, and prescription drugs we need and the New York Health Act, which we believe Cynthia will fight for, will liberate us and our neighbors from exploitation by for-profit insurance middlemen. On top of that the New York Health Act will increase the cash-strapped budgets of municipalities in the region. We are also appreciate Cynthia’s support for Green Light NY, which is the number one policy that local immigrants around CNY feel will make them safer.”

Syracuse DSA

“Governor Cuomo’s trickle-down economic development agenda is not working for working people in New York State, but it is working for the millionaires and billionaires that make up Cuomo’s donor class,” said Adam Bojak, Buffalo DSA member. “Communities across the state are facing rising rents, an entrenched reliance on planet-destroying fossil fuels, and crumbling infrastructure. We must transform how we approach economic development; doing away with the old model of awarding favors to politically-connected developers and replacing it with investments that build the economic power of our communities and our people. The disinvested and marginalized communities across the state of New York simply cannot afford another four years of Andrew Cuomo and his pay-to-play so-called “economic development”; and that is why I am proud to announce, officially, the Buffalo DSA chapter’s endorsement of Cynthia Nixon and her campaign for governor of the state of New York.”

Buffalo DSA

“This is a moment when bolder leadership is smarter leadership,” said Council Member Lander. “We desperately need a leader who will meet this moment with action and courage– by implementing Andy Byford’s ‘Fast Forward’ plan, calling the State Senate back to Albany to vote to save our kids from traffic crashes, and pioneering bold, progressive legislation like single-payer, universal health care for every New Yorker. I’m proud to endorse progressive champion Cynthia Nixon for Governor of New York State. She will provide the bolder, smarter leadership that this moment demands.”

Brad Lander, NYC City Council Member

“This September, voters in New York will have a choice: to support the status quo that has failed to deliver on progressive promises for years, or to choose bold new leadership.” said Leah Greenberg, founder and co-executive director of the national Indivisible group. “We’re thrilled to be a part of that fight, and to endorse Cynthia Nixon for governor.”


“This is a defining moment for our state,” said Jumaane Williams. “We have the opportunity to elect New York’s first female governor who’s from the LGBTQ community, and New York’s first lieutenant governor who’s the black son of immigrants with tourettes. We are principled progressives and a historic team who will combat Trump’s hateful agenda and Cuomo’s complacency that threatens to eclipse the progress New York has made on so many fronts, including the LGBTQ community, immigrants, women’s rights and communities of more color. Together, Cynthia and I will advance an agenda that makes New York a progressive beacon. And together, we’ll create a New York for the many, not the few.”

Jumaane Williams, LG candidate

“Cynthia Nixon inspires us to expect more out of our leaders. New York deserves a Governor who is committed to progressive reform,” said BYD President John Wasserman. “The most important qualities in a leader are a sense of responsibility and a plan to move us forward.”

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