Tomorrow October 1st is a Run-off Election for the office of the New York City Public Advocate. While I have discussed both candidates at length in a article here called Who will be New York City’s Next Watchdog . I have been supporting Daniel Squadron for Public Advocate.
* He wrote legislation that banned military-style assault weapons like the one used in Newtown and helped ban high capacity gun magazines and require background checks for gun and ammunition purchases. In fact, last year, he had a perfect 100% rating on gun control, proudly receiving an “F” rating from the N.R.A., for standing up to the gun lobby.
* He fought the Bloomberg Administration — and won — when they wanted to charge rent to families in homeless shelters.
* He has stood up for the right to choose, earning him a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood. He’s protected funding for women’s access to basic healthcare, like mammograms and cancer screenings.
Daniel also has the most compelling vision for making sure the Public Advocate’s office is a voice for the most vulnerable New Yorkers. His priorities include child welfare, the juvenile justice system and protecting the rights and safety of detainees in city jails.
The New York Times endorsed Daniel, saying that Daniel “has the credentials and temperament to step into this job and to run the mayor’s office in an emergency.” That’s why leaders like U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and both former Public Advocates, Mark Green and Betsy Gotbaum, have endorsed Daniel – for his ability to get results for everyday New Yorkers.