Sunday, September 5, 2010

In Democratic Primary - Vote Schneiderman for Attorney General

On Tuesday September 14th Democrats will head to the polls for primary day. This year's biggest primary is the five way race for Attorney General.

In the Attorney General race we urge all Democrats to vote for
Eric Schneiderman

Senator Schneiderman was overwhelmingly endorsed for Attorney General by the 
Columbia County Democratic Committee and the Hudson City Democratic Committee

But that was only the start of the endorsements!

In the NY Times Endorsement of Mr. Schneiderman the Times editorial board said:
 ...Mr. Schneiderman has courage, a strong voice and a deep commitment to ethical government. During his 12 years in the Senate, he championed important laws protecting women’s rights and repealing the overly harsh Rockefeller-era drug laws, and he challenged his party’s leaders when they chose expedience over conviction...
Thanks to him, New York now has laws that will make it easier to prosecute fraud in government contracts and end the cynical practice of prison gerrymandering. Other efforts — promoting transparency in Albany and curbing the power of dirty money — have been blocked by political leaders eager to protect the sleazy status quo. His willingness to keep pushing is crucial.

This year, he again bucked his own party leadership, and demonstrated his legal skills, by crafting and pressing the case to expel Hiram Monserrate from the State Senate after the Queens politician was convicted of domestic abuse...
Mr. Schneiderman has the backing of many of the state’s unions, which too often have resisted reforms. He also has bucked these unions — for example, supporting a less-costly pension plan for new state employees...
But he also scored major victories with union endorsements and the ground operations that they bring with them. He has received the endorsements of United Federation of Teachers, 1199, SEIU  and 32BJ, the Hotel Trades Council (HTC), the United Food and Commercial Workers and even the Freelancers Union. With the endorsements of HTC, 1199, and 32BJ, Schneiderman has assembled the support of the three most highly coveted field operations in New York.

In addition to the New York Times endorsement, he has won the Albany Times-Union endorsement, and even in The Nation. He has been endorsed by scores of elected officials and other public leaders. He also won the endorsement of the good government group, Citizens Union and is also supported by the largest LGBT rights group in New York State, the Empire State Pride Agenda.

View this campaign ad to see the diversity and strength of the coalition supporting Eric Schneiderman.

We urge everyone to make sure
that they get to the polls.

Tuesday, September 14th
  and take the first step in electing

Eric Schneiderman
New York's next Attorney General.