August 16, 2018 Press Release

Cynthia Nixon and Assembly Member Harvey Epstein Endorse Each Other

Progressive, Insurgent Leaders Unite to Advance Bold Agenda of Economic, Criminal, and Social Justice Reform for All New Yorkers

New York, NY – Today, Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon and New York State Assembly Member Harvey Epstein cross endorsed each other’s campaigns at a press conference outside the L train station at 14th Street and 1st Avenue in Manhattan. Epstein, a progressive leader, was joined by local Democratic clubs and community leaders who also announced their support for Cynthia. Cynthia is running an insurgent campaign to make New York a more equal and just place for all New Yorkers. Epstein is backing Cynthia to advance an agenda of affordable housing, social justice reform, investment in public education, and improving bus and subway service.

“I am proud to endorse Cynthia because I believe she is truly committed to fighting for a more just and equal New York,” said Assembly Member Epstein. “Together, we will work to advance issues of social and economic justice so that every citizen has a chance to thrive. From reforming our criminal justice system that disproportionately targets low-income people of color, to fixing the MTA and making public transportation more efficient and accessible, I believe that Cynthia will be an excellent ally in this work.”

“I’m thrilled to receive the endorsement of Assembly Member Harvey Epstein and proud to stand with him in the fight to make New York a state for the many,” said Cynthia. “As we’ve seen all across the country, when bold progressives stand together and fight back, we can bring about real change. I look forward to working with Harvey to fix our subways, rein in Cuomo’s housing crisis, and usher in a new era of progressive leadership in New York on Thursday, September 13th.”

“Social justice advocates and progressives don’t need to convince Cynthia Nixon about what is needed most for vulnerable New Yorkers,” stated Anthony Feliciano, District Leader, 74th Assembly District Part A. “We can trust that she will bring community voices to the table to address the significant inequities in our state.”