The Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City on July 28 announced political endorsements for primary races in the State Senate and Congress.
The club, which votes to support candidates in political races across the city, rolled out the endorsements just weeks ahead of the August primary for State Senate and Congress.
In New York’s redrawn 10th Congressional District — one of the most-watched competitions this primary season — the club opted to endorse Councilmember Carlina Rivera of Manhattan. The race features multiple out LGBTQ candidates, including incumbent Congressmember Mondaire Jones of Rockland and Westchester County and Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou of Manhattan.
“Having Stonewall Democrats’ support in this race is a true honor considering the fights we’ve already taken on and won together,” Rivera said in a written statement. “Here in New York City, we’ve worked to secure accessible gender affirming healthcare for New Yorkers via the Street Health Outreach and Wellness mobile units, we’ve stood up to create affordable housing opportunities for LGBTQ+ youth and elders, and that work must continue on the federal level.”