ASTORIA – On March 22, Tiffany Cabán, a 33-year-old organizer, activist, former public defender, queer Latina, and candidate for New York City Council District 22 received the endorsement of the current Council Member for District 22, Costa Constantinides.
The pair were joined at a press conference by VOCAL-NY, Sunrise Movement NYC, and TreeAge, where Constantinides cited Cabán’s dedication to climate justice and bold solutions for Council District 22. Cabán also unveiled her Green New Deal for New York City & District 22 -- the full plan can be viewed online: https://www.cabanforqueens.com/greennewdeal/.
“I’m proud to endorse Tiffany Cabán as my first choice on the ballot for District 22. She will fight to further the goals of a Green New Deal for New York City,” said Costa Constantinides. “Her experience as a public defender inspired her to fight for systemic change that will ensure that equity and environmental justice are within the grasp of all New Yorkers. Tiffany will be a fierce advocate for all our communities in western Queens."
“As a member of the New York City Council, Costa Constantinides has fought tirelessly to combat the dangers of the climate crisis and create good-paying jobs for District 22,” said Tiffany Cabán. “He has championed some of the most comprehensive environmental legislation in the nation, including the recently passed Renewable Rikers Act. During his time in the Council, and throughout his entire career, Costa has shown a true dedication to the District we both call home, and I am honored to receive his endorsement today as I unveil our plans for a Green New Deal for New York City and District 22.”
Constantinides’ support adds to Cabán’s growing coalition of local elected officials, activists, labor groups, and progressive, grassroots community organizations. New York State Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris has also endorsed Cabán. The full list of endorsements is available online: https://www.cabanforqueens.com/endorsements/.
About Tiffany Cabán
Tiffany Cabán is a 33-year-old public defender, organizer, activist, queer Latina, and Queens native, who is running for City Council to ensure New York reaches its full progressive potential. Cabán lives in Astoria and is the proud mom of two rescue dogs, Natalie and Coltrane. An athlete since childhood, she participates in LGBTQIA+ sports leagues and is a diehard sports fan.