From Cynthia for New York:
NEW YORK, NY — Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon was endorsed today by Democracy for America (DFA), a leading national progressive organization with more than one million members nationwide and over 150,000 in New York.
“I am very grateful to receive this endorsement from Democracy for America,” said Cynthia Nixon. “DFA knows that campaigns are built from the bottom-up — through grassroots canvassing, phone-banking, and fundraising. I am excited to work with DFA in building a progressive movement here in New York.”
DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism. As a part of its work in the 2018 election cycle, Democracy for America intends to raise and spend more than $12 million in support of progressive candidates and make more than 2 million voter contacts.
“Democracy for America is thrilled to announce our endorsement of Cynthia Nixon, the real progressive in the race for Governor of New York,” said Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director of Democracy for America. “For 17 years, Cynthia Nixon has been a leading voice and on-the-ground fighter for public education, women’s rights, LGBTQ equality, and protecting New York’s environment from corporate polluters. Cynthia has brought that same unrelenting zeal for bold ideas and bottom-up change to the race for Governor. With Cynthia Nixon, the proudly progressive state of New York finally has the chance to have a governor in Albany who shares their values in the battle for racial and economic justice –and DFA members across the state and nationwide will stand side by side with her in this fight.”