FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2018
Contact: Rich Bamberger firstname.lastname@example.org 212-929-0669
NEW YORK STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ITS ENDORSEMENT OF MARISOL ALCANTARA FOR STATE SENATE
New York, NY— The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) is proud to announce the endorsement of Marisol Alcantara for State Senate for the 31st district which stretches from Manhattan’s Upper West Side through Washington Heights and includes Riverdale, Marble Hill, and Hamilton Heights.
“Marisol is a fighter as a former union organizer and now as a State Senator. She has spent her life battling for the rights of women, working people, the middle class and immigrants,” said Anthony Ciampa, Second VP and RN at New York Presbyterian in Washington Heights. “We need someone like that in Albany, now more than ever, and that’s why NYSNA is proud to endorse her for re-election to the New York State Senate.”
"I am honored and privileged to receive The New York State Nurses Association's (NYSNA) endorsement. As a former labor organizer for NYSNA, I understand and stand for the issues that are important to nurses in our state,” said Senator Marisol Alcantara. “As a State Senator representing District 31 and all New Yorkers, I have passed legislation to empower working families, created pathways for union apprenticeships and have fought for worker rights, wages and quality of life, including the right to join a union. With NYSNA’s support in 2016, I made history by becoming the first Dominican woman elected to the New York State Senate, and with NYSNA standing by my side again today, we will fight together and win protections for all New York State nurses and their patients. I am proud to stand with nurses during my re-election campaign. Together we progress!”
For more than a decade, Alcantara dedicated her efforts to protecting the rights of low
wage workers as a union delegate for such labor unions as SEIU 32BJ, SEIU 758, HERE Local 100 and the Immigrant Worker Assistance Alliance.
She has lived in Hamilton Heights for the last 14 years and is active with Community Board 9.