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Endorsements

The Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act was introduced to City Council on May 25. It continues to pick up support from elected officials and community organizations. Below is the current list of endorsers. Contact Ava Farkas at 212-684-5300 if your organization is interested in signing on.

The Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act has been endorsed by the following elected leaders:
City Council members Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Charles Barron, Gale Brewer, Fernando Cabrera, Margaret Chin, Daniel Dromm, Mathieu Eugene, Julissa Ferreras, Helen Foster, Daniel Garadnick, Vincent Gentile, Sara Gonzalez, Robert Jackson, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Brad Lander, Stephen Levin, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Darlene Mealy, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, James Sanders Jr., Larry Seabrook, Joel Rivera, Ydanis Rodriguez, Debi Rose, James Van Bramer, Albert Vann, and Jumaane Williams. The bill was introduced at the request of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and is supported by NYC Comptroller John C. Liu.

Click on the thumbnail below to view video testimony of why the following elected leaders support the bill:

Annabel Palma
Fernando Cabrera
G. Oliver Koppell
Jumaane Williams
Brad Lander
Melissa Mark-Viverito
Margaret Chin
Deborah Rose
Joel Rivera
Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr.

Living Wage NYC is a coalition of the following community, labor and religious groups (click on the thumbnail to hear why they support the bill):

Micah Instutute at NY Theological Seminary
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality
Fiscal Policy Institute
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition
Good Old Lower East Side

The following Community Boards have passed resolutions in support of the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act
Manhattan Community Board 1 (read the resolution)
Manhattan Community Board 4 (read the letter of support)
Manhattan Community Board 6 (read the resolution)
Manhattan Community Board 9
Manhattan Community Board 11 (read the resolution)
Manhattan Community Board 12 (read the resolution)

The Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act is endorsed by
A Better Balance
Act Now
Brooklyn Food Coalition
African American Clergy and Elected Officials
Alliance for Greater New York (ALIGN)
Audubon Reform Democratic Club
Association of Hispanic Ministers of NY
BALCONY, The Business and Labor Coalition of New York
Baptist Ministers’ Conference for Greater New York and Vicinity
Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan
Bay Ridge Democrats
Black, Latino, Asian Caucus (read the press relese)
Brandworkers International
Broadway Democrats
Bronx Community Pride Center
Brooklyn Evangelical Union - Eddie Karim, President
Brooklyn For Peace
Brooklyn Young Democrats
Chelsea Reform Democratic Club
Chelsea/West Village for Change
Church of God NYC District
City Harvest
Clergy United for Community Empowerment
CODA
Community Service Society of New York
Community Voices Heard
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah - Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
Council of African Imams
CWA, Local 1180
CWA, Region 1
Damascus Churches
Downtown East for Obama
Downtown Independent Democrats
Drum Major Institute
Eleanor's Legacy
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality
Fifth Avenue Committee
Fiscal Policy Institute
Food Bank for New York City
Gay Men’s Health Crisis
Good Old Lower East Side
Gramercy Stuyvesant Independent Democrats
Greater New York Labor Religion Coalition
Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
Greater NYC for Change
Green Party NYC
Harvest Fields Community Church
Hell's Kitchen for Obama
Hunger Action Network of New York State
Jewish Labor Committee
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
Joe Hansen, President of the UFCW
Latino Pastoral Action Center
Legal Momentum
Local 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
Love Gospel Assembly Churches
Make the Road New York
Manhattan Young Democrats
Micah Institute at New York Theological Seminary
MoveOn.org Queens Council
National Action Network
National Employment Law Project (NELP)
National Latino Evangelical Coalition
National Lawyers Guild-NYC Chapter
NAG - Neighbors Allied for Good Growth
Neighbors Together
New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
New York City Clergy for Justice
New York City Coalition Against Hunger
New York City Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
New York Faith and Justice
New York State Young Democrats Labor Caucus
New Vision Democratic Club
The New York Times
Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition
Northwest Bronx for Change
NY Communities for Change
Pratt Area Community Council Leadership Group
Pratt Center for Community Development
Professional Staff Congress/CUNY
Progressive Democratic Club of East Harlem
Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform
Queens Clergy Association
Queens Congregations United for Action
Queens Federation of Churches
Queens County Young Democrats
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin, Israel Center of Conservative Judaism
Radio Vision International
Retail Action Project (RAP)
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
SEIU 32 BJ (read letter of support)
South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY) (read more)
South Ozone Park Civic Association West (SOPCAW)
Staten Island Clergy Leadership
The Church of God Churches
The Stonewall Democratic Club (read letter of support)
Tribeca for Change
TWU Local 100
United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
United University Professions
Uri L'Tzedek
West Harlem Independent Democratic Club
West Side Campaign Against Hunger
West Side Neighborhood Alliance
Women's Center for Education and Career Advancement
Women's League for Conservative Judaism
Working Families Party
Workmen’s Circle
Young Democrats of Richmond County