Team Hillary Lands In Brooklyn, Gets Shirley Chisholm Dem Club Endorsement

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Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

The Hillary Clinton New York State primary team came to Brooklyn today and quickly scored the Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club’s endorsement.

The Central Brooklyn political club is named for political trailblazer Shirley Chisholm, the first black congress member from Brooklyn, the first woman congress member from Brooklyn and the first black woman from a major political party to run for president.

“We are proud to stand with Secretary Clinton and endorse her for President of the United States of America. Hillary Clinton has a strong plan to continue to build economic opportunities for all Americans, while combating social and racial injustices. For decades, she has been a strong advocate for children and families, beginning with the Children’s Defense Fund. She continues to be a strong voice around the issues of Healthcare Reform and Women’s Rights issues,” said Blondell Lighty, President of the Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club and community activist.

Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte
Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte

Flatbush Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, Chairwoman of the Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club, said she was delighted to celebrate Women’s History Month with endorsing Clinton, while also honoring the legacy of our Club’s namesake, the Honorable Shirley Chisholm.

“We believe Secretary Clinton embodies the ideals and principles for which our club stands,” said Bichotte.

Erin Stevens, New York State Political Director, Hillary For America Campaign, stated “Hillary Clinton is honored to receive the endorsement of the Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club. She will be a President who breaks down the barriers holding families back and builds ladders of opportunity across underserved communities.

“Too many families are working harder, but still not getting ahead. Yet Republicans still want to strip workers of their hard-won rights and keep stacking the deck for those at the top. Hillary Clinton won’t let them. She will work to give families a raise, strengthen our economy by creating good-paying jobs, close tax loopholes so corporations pay their fair share, and take on the gun lobby to reduce violence in our communities. Hillary for New York is proud to stand with the Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club in their fight to elevate the standard of living for all,” said Stevens.

The New York State Presidential Primary is slated for April 19.

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