Street Vendor Advocacy Group Endorses Yetta Kurland for City Council
This is the first time the street vendor advocacy group "Street Vendor Power" is making a political endorsement. I am more familiar with their (under the name Street Vendor Project) annual awards of the best street vendors in NYC and their lobbying on street vendor related issues. Now they are starting to make endorsements. From Street Vendor Power:
I'm thrilled to let you know that tonight Street Vendor Power will be making our first-ever endorsement: Yetta Kurland for City Council for District 3 on Manhattan's West Side.
Last month, Yetta stood before our members and explained why she was the best candidate in the race to represent the West Village, Chelsea, and Hells Kitchen at City Hall next year. She talked about her work with Occupy Wall Street, a movement for economic justice in which our members played an active role. She laid out her resume of experience working as a civil rights lawyer on behalf of other marginalized groups, like LGBT communities, facing police abuse. She won our support, hands down.
You can read more about Yetta's campaign, and get invovled, here. I hope you will encourage your friends on the West Side of Manhattan to vote for Yetta Kurland in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, September 10th.
And I hope that tonight you will come celebrate our new 501(c)(4) organization, Street Vendor Power, as we raise money for the upcoming election season and make plans to amplify the voices of street vendors and their supporters.
When: Tonight! July 9, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm
Where: 27 East 4th Street (between Lafayette and the Bowery), Manhattan
What: Dollar tacos and cold beer
Want to see a garage where hot dog carts go to sleep at night? See you later!
Yetta Kurland has also been endorsed by:
National Organization for Women - New York City
Democracy for America
Amalgamated Transit Union International
International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union No. 94, AFL-CIO
Metallic Lathers & Reinforcing Iron Workers Union Local 46
New York Metro Area Postal Union, APWU, AFL-CIO
TWU Local 100
Progressive Change Campaign Committee
League of Independent Theater - New York
among many others.