Congressman Crowley Endorsed By Bronx Community Leaders

May 14, 2018


(Bronx, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, was endorsed by community leaders in the Bronx ahead of his re-election campaign to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District.

“Throughout his career, Rep. Joseph Crowley has been a fighter for the needs of his district and a stalwart defender of the rights of Americans. On issue after issue—be it immigration, infrastructure, the need to rebuild Puerto Rico and others—Rep. Crowley is leading the way in Congress. At a time when an incompetent administration threatens to erode so many of our freedoms, we need people like Rep. Joseph Crowley fighting for us in Congress,” said Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr.

“Joe Crowley is the champion Bronx families need in Congress. His long-standing support of key issues like education, health care, immigration and gun safety, speaks to his deep connections to our community’s values,” said State Senator Luis R. Sepúlveda. “There is no one better equipped to fight for a brighter future for the Bronx than Joe.”

“I am proud to support my Congressman, Joe Crowley, in his campaign for re-election. He has been a tireless advocate for his constituents, and I know he will continue to represent our best interests in Washington,” said Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez.

“Congressman Joe Crowley continues to be a consistent and effective leader for the people of the 14th Congressional District and a champion for the entire Bronx.  His leadership has led to dramatic improvements in our community’s quality of life.  He is a leading voice for education, immigrants, the middle class, working families, and is a strong advocate for opening doors of opportunities for all New Yorkers.  Certainly, as we are confronting one of the most dangerous presidential administrations in our nation’s history, we need leaders like Joe Crowley more than ever,” said Assemblyman Marcos Crespo. “An elected official whose integrity, vision, and commitment to public service is simply unmatched.  For these reasons and so much more, I wholeheartedly support his re-election and look forward to working side by side with Congressman Crowley for years to come.”

“When you have an elected official who works hard, takes care of local issues, is right on the national issues of the day and, on top of that, is a leader in the ranks of Congress, you hold on to that person. That’s exactly what we have with Congressman Joe Crowley and that is why I want to keep him. I’m proud to endorse Joe Crowley for re-election and I know the voters of the district will do the same,” said Assemblyman Michael Benedetto.

“I couldn’t be prouder to endorse Congressman Joe Crowley for re-election.  Congressman Crowley has taken on a crisis that weighs heavily on the minds of many: the crippling cost of housing. As the prime sponsor of the Rent Relief Act, the Congressman has a proven commitment to making NYC more affordable at a time when the cost of living is crowding out the hopes and dreams of countless New Yorkers.  The Congressman recognizes affordable housing as a pillar of the American dream, and no one will fight harder to keep that dream alive than Joe Crowley,” said New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres. “The Congressman has had our back from the moment he entered public life. It is time for us to have his back on June 26th.”

“Bronx families need a leader like Joe fighting for their rights in Congress. He’s been an advocate for immigration reform, health care, and education during his entire tenure in public service. I’m proud to endorse Joe and I know there is no one who will champion our needs more effectively in Congress,” said New York City Councilman Mark Gjonaj.

Chairman Crowley proudly represents portions of the Bronx, including Morris Park, Parkchester, Pelham Bay, and Throgs Neck.

“The Bronx is one of New York’s most vibrant boroughs, and I’m proud to represent the working families there who make our communities strong,” said Congressman Crowley. “There are many critical fights ahead of us, and we need to be united as we push for expanded access to health care, comprehensive immigration reform, and the rights of all Americans. I’m honored to have the support of community leaders as I seek another term to continue making progress on these very important fights.”