Clinton Endorses Seawright

Former presidential nominee urges voters to re-elect UES assembly member

09 Oct 2020 | 10:13

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday urged voters to re-elect Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright on the “Rise and Unite” ballot line in the November general election, citing her “track record of legislative accomplishments, work on behalf of her district during this pandemic, and advocacy on behalf of women’s rights.”

The former United States Secretary of State, Senator from New York, and the first woman nominee for President of a major party said, “Rebecca’s legislative fight to enact a state law requiring insurance companies to pay for 3-D mammograms, which help with early detection of breast cancer, has served as a roadmap for other legislators and become a national model.

“She served as primary sponsor in the State Assembly for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment to the State Constitution, and worked to codify Roe v. Wade protections for women in every corner of New York. She has also spoken out forcefully for the LGBTQ community and against discrimination in all its forms.”

Clinton noted that Seawright is a lifelong Democrat first elected to represent the Upper East Side, Yorkville, and Roosevelt Island in 2014.

“Rebecca is a Democrat through and through,” Clinton said. “I am proud to support Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright for re-election to the New York State Assembly on the ‘Rise and Unite’ ballot line. We need her in Albany, and I urge all of her constituents to vote for Rebecca on the ‘Rise and Unite’ ballot line in this November’s election.”

Seawright said, “Secretary Clinton is a pioneer who has served as an inspiration for women and all Americans. She is a great patriot who has dedicated her life to her country. The Secretary’s endorsement of my re-election is one of the great honors of my career in public service. I thank her for her support.”