August 7, 2018 Press Release

Buffalo DSA Endorses Cynthia Nixon for Governor

Cynthia continues to pick up endorsements from across the state

NEW YORK, NY — Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon won the endorsement of the Buffalo chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America today. The endorsement took place in Buffalo outside of the Tesla Gigafactory 2 as Cynthia unveiled her economic development platform, A Fair Economy For All.

“Buffalo DSA knows that organized people can defeat organized money and corporate interests,” said Cynthia Nixon. “I’m proud to have the endorsement of Buffalo DSA as they fight for housing, education, and good paying jobs for all New Yorkers.”

Buffalo DSA is a local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States. Cynthia has also received the endorsements of the New York City DSA and 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.”

Since the start of her campaign, Cynthia has racked up nearly 50 endorsements from Democratic clubs, progressive and grassroots organizations, elected officials spanning county legislators up to state reps, environmental, housing, reproductive rights experts, and other candidates running to unseat centrist incumbents.

In recent weeks, Cynthia has been endorsed by key progressive leaders like congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, council member Brad Lander, Lt. Governor candidate Jumaane Williams, former Speaker of the City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Members Menchaca, Van Bramer and Reynoso, Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi, senate candidate Jessica Ramos, senate candidate Julia Salazar, senate candidate Robert Jackson, and a slate of elected officials in the Capital District and Hudson Valley. Nixon has also been endorsed by major progressive groups including Indivisible, New York City DSA, Brooklyn Young Democrats (BYD), the Muslim Democratic Club of New York (MDCNY), Indivisible Brooklyn, the Jewish Vote, Our Revolution, Justice Democrats, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Make the Road Action, New York Communities for Change, Citizen Action, the New York Progressive Action Network, 350 Action, and the Working Families Party.