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Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris Announces 2022 Re-Election Campaign

ASTORIA – New York State Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris announced his campaign for re-election in the new 12th state Senate district.

“Working with our communities, we have made incredible progress – including strong tenant laws, fully funding our schools, protecting Roe vs. Wade in our state, and stopping another toxic fossil fuel plant from setting up shop on the East River waterfront,” said Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris. “While we have achieved great success, there is more work to do – and I am eager to continue this fight together with my community. I am humbled and honored to seek another term in the State Senate with their support.”

Senator Gianaris serves as Deputy Leader of the New York State Senate where he represents the 12th District. In addition to establishing the strongest tenant protection laws in history, fully funding New York’s schools, codifying Roe vs. Wade, and stopping the NRG power plant, he has wrote the law establishing nation-leading workplace safety laws during COVID-19 and was instrumental in granting small businesses $1 billion in pandemic relief funds.

New York State Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris announced his campaign for re-election in the new 12th state Senate district. Photo: Sen. Michael Gianaris

Senator Gianaris’ campaign is supported by a wide group of New York leaders and progressive organizations, including the New York State Working Families Party, NYIC ACTION, the Four Freedoms Democratic Club, the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, the Council of School Supervisors, East River Democratic Club, Tenants PAC, and Churches United for Fair Housing Action, the League of Conservation Voters, and Make the Road Action.

Allen Roskoff, President of Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club and Co-Author of the Nation’s First Gay Rights Bill said: “State Senator Michael Gianaris is one of the most intelligent, productive and caring members of the New York State Senate.  Besides bringing home the resources our communities need to survive and thrive, he is a champion of the elderly, immigrants, tenants and homeowners. He is in the vanguard of fighting for a woman’s reproductive rights and has been a champion to the LGBTQ community. Mike has led the way for a more equitable criminal justice system that for far too long was about race and racism. Michael Gianaris represents the true progressive values we as a community cherish.”

Sochie Nnaemeka, Director of the New York Working Families Party said: “We’re proud to endorse Senator Mike Gianaris for reelection. As Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Gianaris has championed bold progressive legislation, stood up to corporate power, worked to strengthen voter rights, and balanced the scales of justice in New York. Our party looks forward to working alongside the Senator to ensure that everyone in our state can truly thrive.”

Jill Eisner, President of the East River Democratic Club said: “East River Democratic Club is happy to welcome Senator Gianaris to Roosevelt Island and Yorkville and proud to endorse him in his re-election. We look forward to working with him in the future to the benefit of our shared community.”

Mark Cannizzaro, President of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators said: “Senator Gianaris has been a consistent ally and advocate for school communities and we appreciate his support. The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators is proud to endorse him for re-election so we may continue as successful partners in the future.”

Whitney Hu, Political Director for Churches United for Fair Housing Action said: “From Cancel Rent to Bail Reform, Senator Mike Gianaris consistently works to better the lives of everyday working-class New Yorkers. He has boldly stood behind progressive issues and a tried and true housing justice champion. CUFFH Action is proud to support his re-election campaign.”

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