Assemblymember Deborah Glick on Thursday picked up another endorsement for her reelection campaign as she received the backing of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Gillibrand joins a list of other Glick supporters, including City Councilmembers Erik Bottcher, Gale Brewer and Christopher Marte, Assemblymembers Harvey Epstein and Richard Gottfried, state Senators Hoylman and Liz Krueger and Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler.
“Assemblymember Deborah Glick is a progressive champion with a proven record of getting things done,” Gillibrand said. “From passing legislation to codify Roe into New York State law to fighting for L.G.B.T.Q. equality to advocating for access to quality public education, Assemblymember Glick’s accomplishments demonstrate why she’s the right person to represent this community. I am proud to endorse Assemblymember Glick for reelection and look forward to continuing our work together.”
“Senator Gillibrand has been an ever-present force fighting for L.G.B.T.Q.+ and women’s rights since she was first elected to the House,” Glick said. “She successfully pushed to repeal the harmful ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy, has fought for greater support for those in Downtown Manhattan suffering from 9/11-related ailments, and is an outspoken supporter of abortion rights. I am proud to have earned her support.”
With one month left until the election, Glick also has the support of civil-rights activist and former mayoral candidate Maya Wiley and political clubs like Village Independent Democrats, Downtown Independent Democrats, Village Reform Democratic Club, Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC and 504 Democrats.
Glick has represented parts of Greenwich Village, Soho and Tribeca for more than 30 years. Elected as the first openly L.G.B.T.Q.+ state legislator in New York, Glick led the fights to ban so-called conversion therapy, pass the “Loft Law” to safeguard loft tenants from eviction, and protect abortion rights by codifying Roe v. Wade. She is chairperson of the Assembly Higher Education Committee.