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The 300-Thousand-Member Civil Service Employees Association Announces Statewide Union’s ‘Limited’ New York Legislative Endorsements

Says CSEA President Danny Donohue: "Many Lawmakers Who Have Long Enjoyed CSEA Support Will Not Have It This Year"

Published Sunday, August 26, 2012 1:00 pm
by CSEA Statewide News

(ALBANY) – The 300,000-Member Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) has endorsed only a limited number of Candidates in New York State Legislative Races This Fall.  Why?  Because CSEA President Danny Donohue says: “Many Lawmakers who have long enjoyed CSEA Support will not have it this year because they abandoned the Working People of this State.  CSEA is holding Lawmakers accountable for their actions.  The CSEA endorsement has to ‘be earned’ or else it has no meaning."

The Limited Endorsements come following extensive review within CSEA.  For two years, CSEA Officials say Lawmakers Rubber-Stamped State Budgets that undermined State Operations and Shortchanged Localities and Schools as they forfeited Oversight Responsibility on important Public Policy Issues.  In addition, they also imposed a Property Tax Cap that is causing Fiscal Chaos in Local Government and School District Budgets.

Additionally, Lawmakers made a dark deal with Governor Andrew Cuomo last spring - trading support for onerous and unnecessary Public-Employee Pension Tier Changes in exchange for favorable Legislative Redistricting.

CSEA's Limited Endorsements are only going to Candidates who stand with Working People.

CSEA Endorsement normally brings Financial Contribution, Statewide Get-Out-The-Vote Expertise - Mailings, Phone Calls, Printing, Grassroots Volunteers and other Benefits - along with Internal Union Resources and Activities to reach the extensive CSEA Membership in every part of the State.

"CSEA Members will aggressively campaign for our Endorsed Candidates," CSEA President Donohue said. "Just as important, beyond this Election we will work to mobilize Members to be ‘even more involved’ in the Legislative Process - regularly communicating with Elected Officials and challenging them when they don't do ‘what's right’ for Working People."

CSEA, meanwhile, also released its Endorsements for Federal Races, topped by support for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

"Senator Gillibrand has been an outstanding advocate for New York and a ‘voice of reason’ within the U.S. Senate," Donohue said. "Our Congressional Endorsements also reflect support for Candidates and Challengers who will ‘stand up’ for Reasonable and Responsible Government that works for ‘all’ Americans."

CSEA - New York's Leading Union - represents 300,000 Public Employees across the State, including Workers employed in its many Counties, Towns, Villages, School Districts, Library Systems, Authorities and Public-Benefit Corporations. Together with a growing population of Private-Sector Members and Retirees, CSEA is the largest affiliate of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which is one of the largest affiliates of the National AFL-CIO.

 

2012 CSEA Endorsements

United States Senate: Kirsten Gillibrand

 

New York Congressional

CD 1: Timothy Bishop
CD 3: Steve Israel
CD 4: Carolyn McCarthy
CD 5: Gregory Meeks
CD 6: Grace Meng
CD 7: Nydia Velazquez
CD 8: Hakeem Jefferies
CD 9: Yvette Clarke
CD 10: Jerrold Nadler
CD 12: Carolyn Maloney
CD 13: Charles Rangel
CD 14: Joe Crowley
CD 15: Jose Serrano
CD 16: Eliot Engel
CD 17: Nita Lowey
CD 18: Sean Patrick Maloney
CD 19: Julian Schreibman
CD 20: Paul Tonko
CD 21: Bill Owens
CD 23: Nate Shinagawa
CD 24: Dan Maffei
CD 25: Louise Slaughter
CD 26: Brian Higgins
CD 27: Kathy Hochul

 

New York State Senate

SD 4: Ricardo Montano
SD 11: Tony Avella
SD 12: Michael Gianaris
SD 13: Jose Peralta
SD 15: Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
SD 18: Martin Malave Dilan
SD 20:" Eric Adams
SD 21: Kevin Parker
SD 23: Diane Savino
SD 27: Brad Hoylman
SD 28: Liz Kruger
SD 33: Gustavo Rivera
SD 34: Jeffrey Klein
SD 40: Justin Wagner
SD 55: Ted O'Brien
SD 60: Michael Amodeo

 

New York State Assembly

AD 3: Dean Murray
AD 5: Alfred Graf
AD 6: Phil Ramos
AD 9: Joseph Saladino
AD 12: Andrew Raia
AD 14: David McDonough
AD 25: Jerry Iannece
AD 31: Michele Titus
AD 32: Vivian Cook
AD 34: Michael DenDekker
AD 35: Jeffrion Aubry
AD 38: Michael Miller
AD 39: Francisco Moya
AD 42: Rhoda Jacobs
AD 43: Karim Camara
AD 47: William Colton
AD 49: Peter Abbate, Jr.
AD 52: Joan Millman
AD 59: Alan Maisel
AD 60: Inez Barron
AD 66: Deborah Glick
AD 76: Micah Kellner
AD 77: Vanessa Gibson
AD 78: Jose Rivera
AD 79: Eric Stevenson
AD 80: Naomi Rivera
AD 81: Jeffrey Dinowitz
AD 85: Marcos Crespo
AD 86: Nelson Castro
AD 90: Shelley Mayer
AD 91: Steve Otis
AD 92: Thomas Abinanti
AD 93: David Buchwald
AD 94: Andrew Falk
AD 97: Ellen Jaffee
AD 98: Annie Rabbitt
AD 99: James Skoufis
AD 101: Claudia Tenney
AD 103: Kevin Cahill
AD 104: Frank Skartados
AD 106: Didi Barrett
AD 111: Angelo Santabarbara
AD 113: Carrie Woerner
AD 118: Marc Butler
AD 127: Al Stripe, Jr.
AD 128: Sam Roberts
AD 135: Mark Johns
AD 141: Crystal Peoples-Stokes
AD 149: Sean Ryan

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The 300-Thousand-Member Civil Service Employees Association Announces Statewide Union’s ‘Limited’ New York Legislative Endorsements

Says CSEA President Danny Donohue: "Many Lawmakers Who Have Long Enjoyed CSEA Support Will Not Have It This Year"

Published Sunday, August 26, 2012 1:00 pm
by CSEA Statewide News

(ALBANY) – The 300,000-Member Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) has endorsed only a limited number of Candidates in New York State Legislative Races This Fall.  Why?  Because CSEA President Danny Donohue says: “Many Lawmakers who have long enjoyed CSEA Support will not have it this year because they abandoned the Working People of this State.  CSEA is holding Lawmakers accountable for their actions.  The CSEA endorsement has to ‘be earned’ or else it has no meaning."

The Limited Endorsements come following extensive review within CSEA.  For two years, CSEA Officials say Lawmakers Rubber-Stamped State Budgets that undermined State Operations and Shortchanged Localities and Schools as they forfeited Oversight Responsibility on important Public Policy Issues.  In addition, they also imposed a Property Tax Cap that is causing Fiscal Chaos in Local Government and School District Budgets.

Additionally, Lawmakers made a dark deal with Governor Andrew Cuomo last spring - trading support for onerous and unnecessary Public-Employee Pension Tier Changes in exchange for favorable Legislative Redistricting.

CSEA's Limited Endorsements are only going to Candidates who stand with Working People.

CSEA Endorsement normally brings Financial Contribution, Statewide Get-Out-The-Vote Expertise - Mailings, Phone Calls, Printing, Grassroots Volunteers and other Benefits - along with Internal Union Resources and Activities to reach the extensive CSEA Membership in every part of the State.

"CSEA Members will aggressively campaign for our Endorsed Candidates," CSEA President Donohue said. "Just as important, beyond this Election we will work to mobilize Members to be ‘even more involved’ in the Legislative Process - regularly communicating with Elected Officials and challenging them when they don't do ‘what's right’ for Working People."

CSEA, meanwhile, also released its Endorsements for Federal Races, topped by support for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

"Senator Gillibrand has been an outstanding advocate for New York and a ‘voice of reason’ within the U.S. Senate," Donohue said. "Our Congressional Endorsements also reflect support for Candidates and Challengers who will ‘stand up’ for Reasonable and Responsible Government that works for ‘all’ Americans."

CSEA - New York's Leading Union - represents 300,000 Public Employees across the State, including Workers employed in its many Counties, Towns, Villages, School Districts, Library Systems, Authorities and Public-Benefit Corporations. Together with a growing population of Private-Sector Members and Retirees, CSEA is the largest affiliate of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which is one of the largest affiliates of the National AFL-CIO.

 

2012 CSEA Endorsements

United States Senate: Kirsten Gillibrand

 

New York Congressional

CD 1: Timothy Bishop
CD 3: Steve Israel
CD 4: Carolyn McCarthy
CD 5: Gregory Meeks
CD 6: Grace Meng
CD 7: Nydia Velazquez
CD 8: Hakeem Jefferies
CD 9: Yvette Clarke
CD 10: Jerrold Nadler
CD 12: Carolyn Maloney
CD 13: Charles Rangel
CD 14: Joe Crowley
CD 15: Jose Serrano
CD 16: Eliot Engel
CD 17: Nita Lowey
CD 18: Sean Patrick Maloney
CD 19: Julian Schreibman
CD 20: Paul Tonko
CD 21: Bill Owens
CD 23: Nate Shinagawa
CD 24: Dan Maffei
CD 25: Louise Slaughter
CD 26: Brian Higgins
CD 27: Kathy Hochul

 

New York State Senate

SD 4: Ricardo Montano
SD 11: Tony Avella
SD 12: Michael Gianaris
SD 13: Jose Peralta
SD 15: Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
SD 18: Martin Malave Dilan
SD 20:" Eric Adams
SD 21: Kevin Parker
SD 23: Diane Savino
SD 27: Brad Hoylman
SD 28: Liz Kruger
SD 33: Gustavo Rivera
SD 34: Jeffrey Klein
SD 40: Justin Wagner
SD 55: Ted O'Brien
SD 60: Michael Amodeo

 

New York State Assembly

AD 3: Dean Murray
AD 5: Alfred Graf
AD 6: Phil Ramos
AD 9: Joseph Saladino
AD 12: Andrew Raia
AD 14: David McDonough
AD 25: Jerry Iannece
AD 31: Michele Titus
AD 32: Vivian Cook
AD 34: Michael DenDekker
AD 35: Jeffrion Aubry
AD 38: Michael Miller
AD 39: Francisco Moya
AD 42: Rhoda Jacobs
AD 43: Karim Camara
AD 47: William Colton
AD 49: Peter Abbate, Jr.
AD 52: Joan Millman
AD 59: Alan Maisel
AD 60: Inez Barron
AD 66: Deborah Glick
AD 76: Micah Kellner
AD 77: Vanessa Gibson
AD 78: Jose Rivera
AD 79: Eric Stevenson
AD 80: Naomi Rivera
AD 81: Jeffrey Dinowitz
AD 85: Marcos Crespo
AD 86: Nelson Castro
AD 90: Shelley Mayer
AD 91: Steve Otis
AD 92: Thomas Abinanti
AD 93: David Buchwald
AD 94: Andrew Falk
AD 97: Ellen Jaffee
AD 98: Annie Rabbitt
AD 99: James Skoufis
AD 101: Claudia Tenney
AD 103: Kevin Cahill
AD 104: Frank Skartados
AD 106: Didi Barrett
AD 111: Angelo Santabarbara
AD 113: Carrie Woerner
AD 118: Marc Butler
AD 127: Al Stripe, Jr.
AD 128: Sam Roberts
AD 135: Mark Johns
AD 141: Crystal Peoples-Stokes
AD 149: Sean Ryan

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