Clinton Campaign Announces Hillary for New York Leadership Council

The Clinton Campaign announced the launch of its “Hillary for New York Leadership Council”– a group of over 100 elected officials, community, coalition and grassroots leaders who will help build a grassroots-driven volunteer team that will help Hillary to win the New York Primary on April 19 and also make clear to New Yorkers that she will fight to solve the problems that keep families up at night. As the first woman senator from New York, Hillary knows first-hand the issues that matter most to this state. From fighting to address health care for first responders after September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to championing legislation to strengthen women’s rights, Hillary will build on her record to continue fighting for children and families.

The Leadership Council will serve as the in-state leadership for the campaign, amplifying the campaign’s national voice to New York families aiding the campaign with rapid response, organization building, grassroots organizing events, recruiting volunteer leaders, and identifying leaders for Get Out The Vote activities.

Leadership Council members share Clinton’s commitment to fighting for New York families, including raising wages for the middle class, her plan to reduce out of pocket health care costs and prescription drug costs, her passion for reforming the criminal justice system and her belief that debt should never be a barrier for students going to college and much more.

“Having known and worked with her for more than two decades, I know in my head and heart that Hillary Clinton is the most qualified and capable candidate to become our next President,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo. “Hillary’s record as a tireless fighter for middle class families, civil rights, and putting people over special interests make it clear that she will be a president who moves New York and our country forward.”

“For our nation to move forward as a stronger and fairer society we will need bold leadership, and that is exactly what we will get from Hillary Clinton,” said Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Yonkers. “I am proud to help Hillary as she campaigns for the Presidency because she is an outstanding public servant who has dedicated herself to improving the lives of her constituents and all Americans.”

“Hillary Clinton has been and is a consistent champion for everyday New Yorkers and Americans,” said Mayor Stephanie Miner of Syracuse. “She has a bold vision for this country and I am pleased to work with a team of dedicated public servants to share her progressive voice and record of effective leadership.”

“I am proud to be part of Hillary Clinton’s New York leadership council and value the opportunity to bring the issues facing New York workers into the conversation,” said George Miranda, Teamsters Joint Council 16 President. “We have seen decades of falling unionization, rising inequality, and disinvestment in infrastructure and the safety net. America needs a president who will be a champion for working people.”

“At no point in the fight for LGBT rights has the presidential election been more important,” said David Kilmnick, CEO of Equality Long Island. “The next president will chart the future for LGBT families to fully realize equality. Hillary’s genuine passion, advocacy, and leadership for equality and justice for all American families is why she can be our only choice for President.”

Over the course of the campaign, the Hillary for New York Leadership Council will continue to expand.

Members of the public can sign up at to get involved and receive more information about campaign events happening in New York.

Joining the Hillary for New York Leadership Council today:

· Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

· Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

· State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli

· Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

· US Senator Charles E. Schumer

· US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

· US Representative Yvette Clarke

· US Representative Joseph Crowley

· US Representative Eliot Engel

· US Representative Brian Higgins

· US Representative Steve Israel

· US Representative Hakeem Jeffries

· US Representative Nita Lowey

· US Representative Carolyn Maloney

· US Representative Sean Patrick Maloney

· US Representative Gregory Meeks

· US Representative Grace Meng

· US Representative Jerrold Nadler

· US Representative Charles B. Rangel

· US Representative Kathleen Rice

· US Representative Jose Serrano

· US Representative Louise Slaughter

· US Representative Paul Tonko

· US Representative Nydia Velazquez

· State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Democratic Leader

· State Senator Michael Gianaris, Deputy Democratic Leader

· State Assemblyman Carl Heastie, Speaker

· State Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper, Deputy Speaker

· State Assemblyman Joseph Morelle, Majority Leader

· State Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell, DNC

· State Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright, New York County Democratic Chair

· State Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Bronx County Democratic Chair

· State Assemblyman N. Nick Perry, Black & Puerto Rican Caucus Chair

· State Assemblywoman Annette Robinson

· State Assemblyman David Buchwald

· State Assemblywoman JoAnne Simon

· State Assemblyman Phil Ramos

· New York City Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James

· New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer

· New York City Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

· City Council Member Stephen Levin

· City Council Member Margaret Chin

· Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

· Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

· Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

· Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz

· Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

· Ulster County Executive Mike Hein

· Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown

· Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, DNC

· Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren

· Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan

· Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall Sr.

· Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick

· Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Suffolk County Democratic Chair

· Town of Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone

· Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth

· Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams, Minority Leader

· Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby

· Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Lee Seeman

· David N. Dinkins, 106th Mayor, City of New York

· Carolyn McCarthy, Former US Representative

· Timothy Bishop, Former US Representative

· Jerry Jennings, Former Mayor of Albany

· Christine Quinn, Former New York City Council Speaker

· Reverend Floyd H. Flake, Greater Allen AME Cathedral

· Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, Abyssinian Baptist Church

· Michael Mulgrew, President, UFT

· Karen Magee, President, NYSUT

· Gary LaBarbera, President, Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York

· Greg Lancette, President, Central-Northern New York Building & Construction Trades Council

· Steve McInnis, President, NYC District Council of Carpenters

· George Miranda, President, Teamsters Joint Council 16

· Henry Garrido, Executive Director, District Council 37

· Ernest Logan, President, Council of Supervisors & Administrators

· Fran Turner, Political Director, CSEA

· DaVon Lomax, Political Director, District Council 9 New York IUPAT

· Ron Warner, International Association of Machinists

· Carlo Scissura, President & CEO, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

· Professor Rhea Jezer, Ph. D., Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century

· David Kilmnick, CEO, Equality Long Island

· Brette McSweeney, Eleanor’s Legacy

· Hazel Dukes, NYS NAACP

· Tonio Burgos, DNC

· Maria Cuomo Cole, DNC

· Sheila Comar, DNC, Washington County Democratic Chair

· Jennifer Cunningham, DNC

· Barbaralee Diamonstein Spielvogel, DNC

· Emily Giske, DNC

· Jay Jacobs, DNC, Nassau County Democratic Chair

· Sarah Kovner, DNC

· Dennis Rivera, DNC

· Gerry Sweeney, DNC

· Robert Zimmerman, DNC

· Judith Hope, Former Chair, New York State Democratic Committee

· Trudy L. Mason, Vice Chair, New York State Democratic Committee

· Frank Seddio, Kings County Democratic Chair

· Jeremy Zellner, Erie County Democratic Chair

· Reginald Lafayette, Westchester County Democratic Chair

· Marvin Brance McMoore

· Michael Corbett

· Bryan Ball, President, Western NY Stonewall Democrats

· Kevin Law

· Silda Wall Spitzer

· Suzy Ballantyne

· Heather Beaudoin

· Bertha Lewis

· Jerry H. Goldfeder

· Patrick Jenkins

· David Pollak

· Jack Mannion

· Ramon Martinez

· Tracey Brooks

· Leecia Eve

· Karen Persichilli Keogh

· Cathy Calhoun

· Resi Cooper

· Chrstine Falvo

· Robin Chappelle Golston