Council members Carlina Rivera from District 2 and Erik Bottcher from District 3 have officially announced their support for Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for her re-election – a promising start for the Democratic candidate’s campaign to retain her seat in Member of the United States House on behalf of the 12th Congressional District of New York.
“Representative Maloney has been New York City’s staunch advocate in the halls of Congress,” Rivera said. Whether she is fighting for federal support for hospitals in our city, reaffirming our status as a safe haven for access to reproductive care, or expanding vaccination sites throughout her district, Representative Maloney is a recognized leader who knows. how to get things done for NY-12 and we’ll be lucky to have him in Congress another term.
Maloney is proud to have carried out sweeping reform in recent years, the majority of which coincides with the interests of both Council members and spans a wide range of issues facing the city today. These include financial services, national security, economics and women’s rights.
Over the past few years, Rivera and Maloney have collaborated on a number of projects, ranging from lobbying for an individual’s right to reproductive choice, negotiating reparations for residents of the New York City Housing Authority and l organization of testing, vaccine and meal distribution sites throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
“Time and time again, Congresswoman Maloney has shown up in our neighborhoods with her tireless commitment, her proven track record of making progress and her in-depth knowledge of how to get things done,” Bottcher said in a recent interview. .
“To lead the fight to secure $ 5.9 billion in direct funding for New York City in the US bailout,” the lawmaker continued, citing some of the MP’s most successful ventures, “in his help in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic “and the $ 3.5 billion purchased for the World Trade Center health program which he says” continues to help so many of our Chelsea neighbors who have responded to September 11 and survived “.
With Rivera representing the East Village, Flatiron, Gramercy Park, Rose Hill, Kips Bay, Murray Hill and the Lower East Side, and Bottcher representing the neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Flatiron, Hudson Square, Times Square, the Theater District, Garment District and Columbus Circle, their support is a major success for Maloney’s campaign, as both council members represent important neighborhoods in New York City; and the congresswoman couldn’t be more grateful.
“I feel so lucky to have a friend and a lawyer in Carlina because she fights tirelessly for her constituents every day, and she is unwavering in her beliefs for good causes that benefit all New Yorkers.” said MP Maloney.
While she acknowledges that her relationship with Bottcher is still developing, she notes that she has had the “honor” of knowing him over the years as an “active member” of the Lower Manhattan community, and she says that she is looking forward “to seeing all the good he does for our city as a member of city council.”
“I thank them for their support,” said Maloney, “and I look forward to continuing to work together for our city.”