On September 10th I plan to vote for Rosie Mendez in the Democratic Primary. I ask you to join me.
For more than 30 years, Rosie Mendez has been an advocate for the low and moderate income residents of New York. Since being elected to the City Council to represent District 2 (the east side of Manhattan below 35th Street) in 2005 Rosie has accomplished a great deal for our community and for New York City.
- Rosie has limited over-development of the district by passing major rezoning plans that curb highrise buildings, encourage affordable housing and cap dormitories;
- Rosie has preserved our community’s character by establishing landmark districts and buildings to prohibit the destruction of our history;
- Rosie is a leader on tenants’ rights – fighting to strengthen rent regulations and to preserve public housing;
- Rosie has fought for and delivered better, less crowded schools with quality libraries, play areas, and science labs for all students – fairly distributed to regular, special education and charter schools;
- Rosie has championed civil rights, working hard to pass marriage equality, to reform stop & frisk, and end bullying and anti-gay violence.
- Rosie passed the Bicycle Crash Data bill, creating safer streets by requiring that police report accidents involving bicycles;
- Rosie allocated over $10 million to renovate public parks and community gardens, including East River, Tompkins Square, Stuyvesant, and Union Square Parks;
- Rosie has fought to improve the quality of life of her constituents, cutting down noise from bars and working to reduce after-hours construction.
Our neighborhoods cannot afford to lose Rosie’s tireless advocacy. On Tuesday, I’ll be voting for Rosie Mendez for City Council. I ask you to join me.
P.S. – Do you have time tomorrow or Tuesday to help Rosie win? Supporters will pass out lit at polls, make phone calls, and get out supporters to the polls! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-260-7353 to volunteer
Polls will be open Tuesday from 6:00AM – 9:00 PM. You can find your poll site (many of them have changed) at http://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/Search.aspx.