August 8, 2018 Press Release

Syracuse DSA Endorses Cynthia Nixon for Governor

NEW YORK, NY — Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon won the endorsement of the Syracuse chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. Syracuse DSA is a local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States. Cynthia has additionally received the endorsements of the New York City DSA and Buffalo DSA.

“Syracuse DSA understands that when we organize, we can defeat the monied interests that control our elected officials,” said Cynthia Nixon. “I’m happy to have the endorsement of Syracuse DSA as we join forces to fight for health care and housing for all New Yorkers and against the corporate interests trying to keep the status quo.”

“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.”

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, Buffalo 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.