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32BJ Endorses Melinda Katz for Queens DA

April 1, 2019

By Stephanie West

Queens, NY –  Queens Borough President Melinda Katz has been endorsed by SEIU 32BJ for Queens32bj District Attorney.

“32BJ is proud to join the diverse base of local elected officials, other labor unions and community groups throughout Queens in our endorsement of Melinda Katz in her campaign for district attorney,” said 32BJ President Hector Figueroa. “Not only does Borough President Katz deeply understand the kinds of economic and safety risks workers in Queens face every day, she has made workers’ rights a key part of her campaign and created a detailed agenda to get justice for these workers as district attorney. Her plan to protect Queens residents from wage theft, unsafe workplaces, and hostile work environments will make New York a better, safer place for working families.”

Katz has received the endorsements from the Queens County Democratic Party as well as Congressman Greg Meeks and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. Richard Brown has announced his retirement after nearly 30 years on the job.

“32BJ has done a fantastic job standing up for workers across the country,” said Katz. “Their fights to raise the minimum wage, protect immigrants from ICE, and win better working conditions have made a difference in the lives of thousands of people. The Queens district attorney should be an ally to working people in these fights, and I’m proud to have 32BJ’s support.

Others in the race for Queens DA include Councilman Rory Lancman, former Queens prosecutor Mina Malik, attorney Betty Lugo, prosecutor José Nieves and former state Supreme Court Justice Greg Lasak.

April 1, 2019

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