New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams endorsed candidate for NY District 10, Carlina Rivera during an event held outside of a Manhattan Planned Parenthood location.
This most recent endorsement comes after both Brooklyn and Manhattan Borough Presidents also endorsed Rivera as well as after the United States Supreme Court overturned the historic Roe v. Wade ruling on June 24.
“It is an honor to have the support of Speaker Adams in this race, who joins so many of my colleagues in our women-majority City Council,” said Rivera during the Aug 17 press conference. “When the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, Speaker Adams led New York’s response and secured the passage of critical legislation fighting back against the Republicans’ anti-abortion agenda. Speaker Adams has demonstrated what women can accomplish when we lead, passing the NYC Abortion Rights Act as well as overdue laws addressing maternal health, mortality, and morbidity for the first time in New York’s history.”