New Queens Democrats Votes to Support Constantinides for Queens BP

February 19, 2020

QUEENS, NY – New Queens Democrats, a grassroots organization formed to make local politics more inclusive, has endorsed Costa Constantinides as the progressive choice to become Queens Borough President.

“My vote to support Costa was an easy one. Of all candidates running for the office, Costa is the only one with a plan on how to use the significant staff and funding the City allocates to the Borough President’s office effectively in service to our community,” said Jesse Rose, treasurer for New Queens Democrats. “Costa’s leadership on climate ranks him among the most environmentally conscious legislators in the world. His plan to prepare Queens County for climate change is ambitious and necessary. He is the definition of a leader, the epitome of hard work, and the right person at the right time for this office. Having lived within Costa’s district throughout his tenure as Council Member, I have personally witnessed his many efforts to engage with the community, assist constituents, and ensure that those who are un-engaged in the political process still have a voice. I am proud to support him in his run and look forward to seeing the great things I am sure he will accomplish in his role as Borough President.”

“New Queens Democrats has become a beacon for the progressive movement- one that has brought more people into the democratic process,” said Costa Constantinides, progressive Democrat for Queens Borough President. “Their mission has inspired our movement to transform Queens into a fairer place for the 2.3 million people who call this wonderful borough home. I am honored they have joined Team Costa.”

The volunteer-run organization is affiliated with both the New York Progressive Action Network and Our Revolution. Its members have promoted transparency, accountability, justice, and equity in the borough’s politics — especially when it comes to the Queens County Democratic Party. New Queens Democrats has emboldened candidates who champion those values for a fairer borough.

New Queens Democrats joins a growing list of progressive elected officials, community leaders, and organizations to endorse Constantinides. Within the last week, the Muslim Democratic Club of New York, Teamsters Local 553, and the South Asian American Voters Alliance have all endorsed Constantinides’ grassroots movement ahead of the March 24th special election.

Costa Constantinides currently serves in the New York City Council, where he represents western Queens and chairs the Committee on Environmental Protection. His legislative accomplishments include the Climate Mobilization Act, a Green New Deal for New York City, as well as the historic 80% reduction by 2050 of carbon emissions commitment. Costa lives in his native Astoria with his wife and son.

For more information, visit: www.votecosta.com


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