September 2, 2018 Press Release

Cynthia Nixon Kicks Off Labor Day Canvass in Kingston with WFP, NYPAN and Citizen Action

Cynthia vows to end the era of corruption in New York State as governor; receives backing of Hudson DSA chapter

Kingston, NY — Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon wrapped up her multi-city statewide tour today in Kingston. Cynthia was joined by members of the Working Families Party and NYPAN, the New York affiliate of Bernie Sanders’ grassroots group, Our Revolution, as well as Democratic candidate for attorney general Zephyr Teachout.

Cynthia spoke of her plan to take on New York’s corrupt political establishment and the billionaire class on Wall Street by passing campaign finance and ethics reform and ending the era of unfettered corruption in Albany.

“Andrew Cuomo promised to clean up Albany, but instead, he and his cronies have cleaned up for themselves. There’s a reason why people close to Cuomo keep winding up under indictment for corruption,” said Cynthia. “Cuomo has built a $31 million war chest with the donations of millionaires, billionaires, and corporations. But you know how much of that came from small donors? Just 0.1%. And if you’re an average person in New York state, the chance of Andrew Cuomo caring about your concerns are exactly that: 0.1%.”

Cynthia also received the backing of the Hudson Valley chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) during her stop in Kingston. Following the event, supporters and volunteers spanned out across the area to knock doors for Cynthia, Zephyr, and Jumaane Williams and call on constituents to vote for new leadership and bold progressive vision to make New York a state for the many, not the few.

Cynthia went on: “We don’t just need to elect more Democrats – we also need better Democrats. If we had progressive Democrats there wouldn’t be thousands of DREAMers who are locked out of pursuing a college degree in New York. If we had progressive Democrats, we would have passed single-payer health care in New York state. We would have stopped inequality and rent from skyrocketing across our state. In 2018, each one of us has to do whatever we can to transform our democracy. If we want change, we have to do what we have always done – we have to go out ourselves and seize it.”

Cynthia concluded the statewide swing just 11 days before primary on Thursday, September 13.