August 9, 2018 Press Releases

Endorsements from the Working Families Party and New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)

Kingston, NY – Our campaign is proud to announce that the Working Families Party and NYSUT have endorsed Antonio Delgado for Congress in New York’s 19th congressional district. Earlier today, at a standing-room only press conference in Kingston, members from both groups announced their support.

“The Working Families Party is proud to endorse Antonio Delgado for Congress,” said Phillip Leber of the Working Families Party. “Antonio will fight for the rights of people in our region and put their interests first over big corporations or special interests. He has proven to be a strong advocate for working families by showing up and listening to their concerns, committing to work towards universal healthcare and better paying jobs, and being accountable to the people here. We look forward to working with Antonio to help bring real change to our region.”

“NYSUT is proud to recommend Antonio Delgado for Congress for endorsement,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. “Antonio understands that a high-quality public education is the key to creating opportunities for our children. He understands the need to invest in our public schools and make sure that every child receives the education they deserve. We look forward to supporting his campaign and working together.”

“Antonio will protect the right to quality, affordable healthcare for everyone in our district, including people with pre-existing condition,” said Mary Vandezande of Citizen Action of New York. “He has committed to fighting for universal coverage and getting the profit motive out of our health care system. Citizen Action of New York is proud to support Antonio and will continue to help the grassroots efforts to elect him to Congress here in NY-19.”

“I am proud to have the endorsement of both the Working Families Party and NYSUT,” Antonio Delgado said. “At the heart of what motivated me to run for Congress is the desire to represent working folks here at home who feel like they have been left behind and have not had any investment in their future for far too long. I am committed to restoring opportunity from the ground up instead of hoping it trickles down.  This means creating good paying jobs grounded in the local economy, fighting for universal healthcare, and investing in our public schools to provide teachers the support they need to educate our future. I look forward to working with WFP and NYSUT on advancing these goals.”

NYSUT is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. The Working Families Party is a group of thousands committed to making the economy work for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.