Westchester County, NY – The New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN) and one of its chapters, the Lower Hudson Valley Progressive Action Network (LHVPAN), announced their endorsement of Kat Brezler who is seeking to replace George Latimer’s recently vacated State Senate District 37 seat.
“NYPAN is honored to endorse a candidate like Kat Brezler who fights for our ideals and mission,” said George Albro, Founding Member and Statewide Co-Chair of the New York Progressive Action Network. “She is a progressive who knows what her constituents need to make their communities stronger, and therefore, there is no better choice to represent Westchester. Kat Brezler is the people’s candidate, and her work as an activist has proven that. We hope to continue our work together to bring positive results to the community.”
“Endorsing Kat Brezler was a natural choice for me and LHVPAN. She has proven, through her work as an activist and teacher, that she is committed to strengthening our community,” said Cari Gardner, Founder of the Lower Hudson Valley Progressive Action Network and member of NYPAN Executive Committee. “She is an indispensable voice on progressive issues such as improving schools, fighting for a livable wage, and saving our environment from corporate greed. New Yorkers can rest assured that Kat will be fighting for them in Albany.”
“I am proud to support an educator like Kat Brezler for State Senate. She would be a great representative for our schools and our children because she truly knows what they need. The invaluable experience she brings will help shepherd in the necessary reform for education and equity in our community. Kat is the best person for the job, without a question,” said Tasha Young, member of NYPAN and LHVPAN Executive Committees.
“I am excited to endorse a candidate who is as committed to the community as Kat Brezler,” said Lower Hudson Valley Progressive Action Network Co-Chair, Brian Higbie. “Kat is of the people and for the people profoundly; she is the right medicine for the ailments of Albany, particularly in this time when America’s promise of a government ‘of the people, by the people, and for the people’ is endangered. Kat is in touch with the problems in this district and is committed to solving them. She has pledged herself to improving local schools and creating stricter regulations around campaign finance, which New Yorkers sorely need. She is the leader we need to bring necessary changes in Albany.”
“NYPAN and the Lower Hudson Valley Progressive Action Network have worked to enhance progressive causes throughout New York for years, so I am grateful to have the support of such highly-regarded and effective community activists. I look forward to partnering with them and solidifying progressive ideals in Westchester for generations to come. By prioritizing education, healthcare, and renewable energy together, we are investing in a bright and prosperous future. Their belief in me means so much, and I am confident I can live up to their expectations in the State Senate,” said Kat Brezler, candidate for State Senate.
The New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN) is a coalition of grassroots progressive activists working together to ensure that all people can live in a safe, just, and sustainable world. The Lower Hudson Valley Progressive Network (LHVPN) is a branch of NYPAN.
Kat Brezler is a candidate for New York State Senate District 37, which covers the cities of New Rochelle, Rye, White Plains, Yonkers and the towns of Harrison, Mamaroneck, North Castle, Rye, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe. As a second grade public school teacher and activist for over a decade, Kat has fought for justice in education, most recently as an organizer for the nationwide opt-out movement regarding school testing. During the 2016 Presidential race, she was a Bernie Sanders delegate and is the founder of People for Bernie.
Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, D-Yonkers is among those also eyeing George Latimer’s soon-to-be-vacant state Senate seat. It’s unclear when — or if — there will be a special election to fill the remainder of Latimer’s term, which runs through 2018.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has the power to call an election for the district, but so far hasn’t said whether he will do so. His spokesman said Wednesday the “matter is under review.” If he does call a special election, party leaders in Westchester would get to choose which candidates get their line for the race. The special-election winner would then serve the remainder of 2018.
Check out Kat Brezler on the People Before Politics Radio Show, Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
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