Aravella Simotas Receives Key Endorsements for Her Re-Election Campaign

NEW YORK – As a leader on women’s rights, New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas received endorsements for her re-election campaign from Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes PAC and Eleanor’s Legacy.

“I am honored to earn the support of Planned Parenthood and Eleanor’s Legacy,” said Assembly Member Simotas, progressive Democrat for New York State Assembly. “For reproductive justice to become a reality, we must ensure access to affordable healthcare, and social and economic justice are priorities in Albany. I am proud to have their support to continue fighting for real, structural change in our state."

“In the fight for women and workers’ rights, economic equality, environmental justice, and quality healthcare, we trust Aravella,” said Eleanor's Legacy President Brette McSweeney.“Aravella's leadership in Albany has directly translated into groundbreaking legislation securing access to reproductive healthcare and protections against sexual harassment. Aravella's record of service to Queens is defined by a clear and bold vision: to end all forms of oppression. When we elect women, women get results. We are proud to endorse Aravella Simotas for the New York State Assembly.”

"Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes PAC is proud to endorse Aravella Simotas, who is a long-time champion of reproductive freedom and women’s rights. Real change happens when individuals and institutions demand equal rights for women and girls-Aravella has proven time and time again that she is that changemaker,” said Robin Chappelle Golston, Chair of Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes PAC.

Aravella Simotas currently serves in the New York State Assembly, where she represents western Queens and chairs the Task Force on Women’s Issues. She has amassed a strong record fighting for gender justice, combatting discrimination, expanding access to healthcare, and addressing climate change, gun violence, and consumer protection issues. Her leadership has led to sweeping reforms to strengthen protections against workplace harassment and discrimination. Raised in Queens, Simotas has always stood up for the priorities of New Yorkers.

Simotas has also been endorsed by Vote Mama, CWA, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, 32BJ SEIU, LIUNA NY, 1199SEIU, Teamsters Local 831, Stonewall Democrats of NYC, and UFCW Local 1500.

The primary will be held on June 23.

For more information, visit: www.aravella.com.


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