1199SEIU Endorses Amanda Septimo for Assembly

Amanda Septimo stands with her supporter ex-City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. (Credit: Twitter)

Amanda Septimo, Democrat for Assembly in the 84th District, has been endorsed by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.

“The members of 1199SEIU are proud to stand with Amanda Septimo as she runs for Assembly in the South Bronx. Amanda understands the struggles faced by working families in a changing New York. We believe she will fight for the issues important to our members including well-paying jobs, affordable housing, and access to quality education for all,” said Gabby Seay, 1199SEIU Political Director.

“I am honored to have the support of 11999SEIU. For too long, our working families have been left behind in the South Bronx, and I am ready to fight for change. With all of the attacks coming out of Washington, it is critical that New York takes the lead on providing healthcare resources, workers’ rights, protections for immigrants, and equal rights for all. I am ready to get to work making a difference in the Assembly,” said Septimo.

1199SEIU is the largest union in New York and the largest healthcare worker union in the nation. Its members work in hospitals, nursing homes, homecare programs, clinics, and pharmacies.
1199SEIU joins a growing coalition of support for Septimo. She has been endorsed by DC 37, the Working Families Party, Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA), the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, and Run for Something. Former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has also endorsed Ms. Septimo.

The Democratic Primary will be on September 13th. Septimo is challenging longtime incumbent Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo. The 84th District includes Mott Haven, Port Morris, Melrose, The Hub, Longwood, Concourse, Highbridge, and Hunts Point.

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