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For Immediate Release


Johanna Kichton,

Press Release

People's Action Proudly Endorses Jumaane Williams and Ana María Archila in New York’s Governor Race

Part of People’s Action’s People’s Slate, Williams and Archila Will Challenge Corporate Democrats

People’s Action today announced its endorsement of Jumaane Williams and Ana María Archila for governor and lieutenant governor of New York. The endorsement is part of People’s Action’s movement politics strategy to challenge corporate Democrats. Williams and Archila are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will work to advance the People’s Action People’s Platform once elected. They are both also endorsed by People’s Action member organization Citizen Action of New York. 

“New Yorkers deserve a government that works for them, not corporate elites,” People’s Action Director of Movement Politics Brooke Adams said. “Jumaane Williams and Ana María Archila are the people’s champions who will bring our power to the statehouse and make sure poor and working people thrive.”

"Our campaign is people-powered and people-driven, so I’m honored to have People’s Action endorsement of our grassroots campaign,” New York City Public Advocate and candidate for Governor Jumaane Williams said. “For too long, struggling and working families in New York have not benefited from the status quo in Albany. We need transformational change to recover from the pandemic and renew New York so that our state can finally work for those who make New York run.”

“People’s Action members across New York and the country stand up every day for the needs and rights of working families, and I’m so proud to have their support,” candidate for Lieutenant Governor Ana María Archila said. “Together, we will fight to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to truly affordable housing, good-paying jobs, and excellent education and health care for all.”


People's Action builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections.

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