September 2, 2018 Press Release

Cynthia Nixon Makes Stops in the Capital District to Discuss Her Plan to Revitalize Schools & the Economy Across the State

In Schenectady and Saratoga Springs, Cynthia calls for schools not jails and health care for all

Saratoga Springs, NY — Marking Cynthia Nixon’s third day on a multi-city statewide  swing, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate made stops in Schenectady and Saratoga Springs. She met with voters and discussed her plan to fight for working families struggling with rising health care and living costs. As governor, Cynthia would advocate for a Medicare For All system in New York that lowers costs and covers everyone and fight to make sure every New Yorker has a living wage, equal pay, and fully funded schools and transportation.

In Schenectady, she spoke of her commitment to fully funding our schools and ending the school to prison pipeline on the steps of City Hall. Cynthia grew up in New York raised by a single mother and knows we must do more to help working women and families succeed, starting with our investment in children and education.

“When I was growing up here, we didn’t have much money, but I had opportunities and I felt like anything was possible,” said Cynthia. “I had opportunities that I just don’t see for the vast majority of New York’s kids today. Today New York’s schools are the second  most unequal in the country and the gap between our richest and poorest schools has grown wider than it’s ever been. New York State itself is the single most unequal state in the country when it comes to income. We need bold leadership willing to take on the special interests that are flooding state politics with campaign contributions and status quo politicians like Gov. Cuomo whose main priority is helping the rich get richer.”

Later, Cynthia met with supporters and volunteers in Saratoga Springs. She was joined by Patrick Nelson and Minita Sanghvi, members elect of the State Democratic Committee for Saratoga Springs, who spoke of the need for new leadership and progressive vision in New York.

“We need change in DC. We need change in Albany. We need change in Saratoga Springs. No more establishment politics. No more party bosses,” said Professor Minita Sanghvi, Member-elect of the New York State Democratic Committee for the 113th Assembly District: Saratoga County. “Patrick and I got elected to the New York State Democratic Committee because many of the progressives in this room said no to the candidates selected by party bosses in back room deals. They threatened us, maligned us, called us names but the people prevailed. The progressives prevailed.  So now let’s make change happen in Albany. Let’s elect someone who believes we deserve $15 minimum wage and a fair economy for all. Someone who wants to invest in our schools, and our infrastructure upstate. As the member elect of the NY state democratic committee I am proud to l support Cynthia Nixon.”