FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2013
Chelsea Connor, Director of Communications
(347) 866-6259 CConnor@TheAdvanceGroup.com
NYCLASS ENDORSES SCOTT STRINGER FOR COMPTROLLER OF NYC
Highlights Candidate’s Outstanding Record on Animal Protection
(New York, NY) – Today, NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean Livable and Safe Streets) announced its endorsement of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer for Comptroller of New York City. This is the latest endorsement from NYCLASS, which recently made public its support of over 40 candidates for City Council at www.nyclass.org/endorsements.
“NYCLASS puts our paw print of approval on Scott Stringer for NYC Comptroller,” Allie Feldman, Executive Director of NYCLASS said. “As Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer demonstrated his commitment to all of his constituents – two legged and four legged. He took a stand and spoke out against the abuse of NYC carriage horses, advocating for Intro 86A, legislation to phase out the use of horses in midtown traffic, and replace them a modern, humane alternative – the electric horseless carriage. He also supports protecting our senior citizens’ right to have a companion animal, recognizing that pets provide physical and mental health benefits; and supports humane legislation to require fire sprinklers in pet stores.
“I am thrilled to receive the endorsement of NYCLASS, and I support their mission to make NYC a model city for advancing humane legislation,” Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President and candidate for Comptroller of New York City said. “I applaud NYCLASS’ pragmatic approach to protecting our city’s non-human residents. It’s time for our city to move into the 21st century and replace the abused carriage horses with electric horseless carriages.”
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the carriage horses to sanctuary, while modernizing the current industry with a clean and safe alternative to this outdated tradition - the 21st Century Horseless Carriage.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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