NYCLASS NAMES FIRST ENDORSEMENTS IN MANHATTAN - NYCLASS

NYCLASS NAMES FIRST ENDORSEMENTS IN MANHATTAN

(New York, NY) – Today, New Yorkers for Clean Livable And Safe Streets (NYCLASS) announced its first list of endorsements in the Manhattan City Council races. This is the animal advocacy organization’s first public statement regarding their support of City Council candidates after interviewing candidates in May.

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June 17, 2013

 

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NYCLASS NAMES FIRST ENDORSEMENTS IN MANHATTAN

Manhattan City Council Hopefuls Receive NYCLASS Backing for Their Stances on Animal Issues

(New York, NY) – Today, New Yorkers for Clean Livable And Safe Streets (NYCLASS) announced its first list of endorsements in the Manhattan City Council races. This is the animal advocacy organization’s first public statement regarding their support of City Council candidates after interviewing candidates in May.

“NYCLASS proudly endorses this extraordinary group of horse hero candidates running for City Council in Manhattan,” Allie Feldman, Executive Director of NYCLASS said. “These candidates have pledged to stand with us as we continue to advocate for intro 86A, legislation that would replace the abused carriage horses with vintage electric cars. Protecting New York City’s animals is our number one priority, we look forward to working closely with all of these candidates during their campaigns and throughout their term as Council Members.”

Candidates are also in support of other humane legislation such as mandating fire sprinklers in pet stores, reforming the city animal shelter system (Animal Care & Control), banning puppy mills and protecting senior citizens' right to have a companion animal. 

Manhattan City Council Races

District 1: Council Member Margaret Chin

District 2: Council Member Rosie Mendez

District 3: Yetta Kurland

District 4: Council Member Daniel Garodnick

District 5: Micah Kellner

District 6: Helen Rosenthal

District 7: Mark Levine

District 8: Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito

District 9: Council Member Inez Dickens

District 10: Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez

More endorsements to follow.

More About NYCLASS:

NYCLASS is an animal advocacy organization committed to ending the inhumane practices of the NYC carriage horse industry. NYCLASS advocates for retiring the carriage horses to sanctuary, while modernizing the current industry with a clean and safe alternative to this outdated tradition - the 21st Century Horseless Carriage. NYCLASS also advocates for many other NYC animal issues such as protecting a senior citizen's right to have a companion pet, mandating pet stores install fire sprinklers, protecting animals used in entertainment and reforming the city's animal shelter system. Founded in 2008 by a coalition of prominent animal lovers and business leaders, NYCLASS has grown to over 110,000 supporters with activist chapters in all five boroughs. For more information about NYCLASS please visit www.nyclass.org.

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For more information about NYCLASS please visit our website www.nyclass.org.
Address: 39 Broadway Suite 1740 New York, NY 10006 Phone: (212) 626-6991
 

 

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