Congressman Crowley Endorsed By Queens Community Leaders

May 17, 2018


(Queens, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, received the endorsements of leading members of the Queens community in his campaign to serve the people of New York’s 14th Congressional District.

“I’m proud to endorse Joe Crowley for re-election. He is the progressive leader we need fighting for Queens families in Congress. He’s proven he can get things done on so many important issues, including housing, health care, gun safety and immigration,” said New York State Senator Michael Gianaris.

“I am proud to support Joe Crowley for reelection because he is a tireless fighter for Queens and the Bronx. Whether it is standing up to Donald Trump, defending a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions, or protecting Obamacare from Republican attacks, New York’s women can count on Joe Crowley to continue doing us proud in Washington,” said New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky. “Joe Crowley has earned both our respect and re-election to Congress.”

New York State Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan said, “Joe Crowley has stood up for the families of our district.  In working on issues regarding education, urban infrastructure, and worker rights, he has led the fight for New Yorkers in Washington. Joe has always made himself available and accessible to the people of western Queens. He listens to our concerns. I am happy to endorse his re-election.”

“Congressman Crowley has always been a true champion and friend to the people of Queens. I’ve been proud to work beside him as we have both fought for the working families who make Queens the diverse and bustling borough it is,” said New York State Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry. “I’m glad Joe will once again serve us in Congress – he’s the leader we need.”

“We need someone who is going to fight for our families in Queens. Joe Crowley has been a champion of making sure we all have the opportunity of the American dream. I strongly support his re-election campaign, as I know he will never stop working to make sure our Queens families have affordable health care, high paying jobs, and access to the best education for their children,” said New York State Assemblyman Brian Barnwell.

“Throughout his career, Congressman Crowley has been a tireless and effective advocate for Democratic values both here in New York and Washington. Now more than ever, we need him fighting for us against the disastrous policies of the Trump administration,” said New York State Assemblyman Edward Braunstein.

“There is no one better to fight for Queens families than Joe Crowley. Born and bred in Woodside, Joe brings our distinctive Queens style to Congress every day as he fights for families, children, and senior citizens,” said New York State Assemblyman Michael DenDekker. “I’m proud to support him as he’s always supported Queens!”

“I think what makes Joe such an extraordinary representative is that he is totally committed to the idea that elected office is a public service and he joyfully accepts that calling to serve,” said New York State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas.  “When Joe is in Washington D.C., Queens residents know we can trust that he will fight for us, for our communities, and for a bright future for our children.”

“Congressman Crowley has been a tireless voice for our community,” said New York State Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal. “He understands the concerns of our working families and is an effective advocate for their needs. Congressman Crowley demonstrates the leadership we need in Washington, I am proud to support his reelection.”

“Rep. Crowley has time and again proven himself an ally to immigrant families like my own. At a time when some of our elected officials are targeting Latinos across the country, Rep. Crowley has been a steadfast defender of the Dream Act on Capitol Hill,” said New York State Assemblywoman Ari Espinal. “We need his voice in the House!”

New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides said, “Joe Crowley has been a champion for our community. Whether it’s fighting for affordable housing, keeping our streets safe, or working to protect our quality of life, our Congressman has been our strongest ally in Washington. Donald Trump has his friends in Congress working hard every day to undo all the progress that we have made and we need our strongest supporters in Congress working even harder to protect it. I know Joe Crowley is a hard worker and a defender of our values. That’s why I strongly endorse him for re-election.”

“Keeping Joe in Congress is a top priority not only for our district but for all of Queens and our country. His countless advocacy and leadership for our values are essential to the Democratic Party as he fights for quality jobs, affordable health care, and our senior citizens,” said New York City Councilman Paul A. Vallone. “I strongly endorse Congressman and Chairman of the Democratic Caucus Joseph Crowley for reelection.”

“Congressman Crowley has been a stalwart defender of New Yorkers from every strip—fighting for immigrant rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights. He is on the frontline in Washington defending us against the Trump administration’s continuous attacks on our values and I’m proud to endorse and support his efforts to continue that fight in Congress,” said New York City Councilman Francisco Moya.

Congressman Crowley has also received the endorsement of Queens County Borough President Melinda Katz, New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Councilman Danny Dromm, and more than two dozen leading labor unions in New York State.

He’s also been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Giffords, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly.

A lifelong resident of Queens, Congressman Crowley has proudly represented the borough in Congress and in the New York State Assembly where he’s fought to increase the minimum wage for working families, expand access to health care, increase the availability of affordable housing, and push for comprehensive immigration reform.

“It has been a privilege of my lifetime to represent my neighbors, friends, and fellow Queens residents in Congress. Our diverse and unique neighborhoods are a true reflection of what makes our country great – a melting pot of cultures, religions, background, and ideals living in a bustling community,” said Congressman Crowley. “I’m so proud to have the support of community leaders in Queens and know that, by working together, we’ll be able to ensure progress on the most pressing issues facing our country today.”

The New York 14th Congressional District includes Astoria, Sunnyside, College Point, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Woodside. It also includes portions of the Bronx.