Julie Menin secures endorsement from New York City Central Labor Council

Director of Census for New York Julie Menin speaks at Census 2020 rally outside of City Hall Park.
Photo by Tequila Minsky

The New York City Central Labor Council (NYC CLC) has officially endorsed Julie Menin for the primary in the race for City Council District 5. 

NYC CLC represents 300 unions that include over 1 million registered voters in the city. Menin is currently in the running with six other candidates for the primary: Rebecca Lamorte, Kim Moscaritolo, Christopher Sosa, Joshua Kravitz, Tricia Shimamura, and Billy Freeland.

“The NYC CLC is the largest and broadest labor coalition in the city, and we will engage more than a million voting households through our member-to-member outreach in support of endorsed candidates,” said NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez. “We’re looking forward to working with our affiliates to turn out our members to elect City Council candidates who will work with us to address both the pandemic and the resulting economic crisis, revive hard-hit industries, protect jobs and critical city services, and grow our economy. We believe that the candidates we’re endorsing today have what it takes to win, and to take on the enormous challenges ahead on behalf of working families in New York City.”

Menin, who resides in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan, served as Chair of her local Community Board for seven years and a small business owner before founding a leading not for profit focused on rebuilding the city post-9/11. She has also Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Director of the Census effort in New York City, and Chair of NYC Kids RISE, a nonprofit organization that created over 10,000 college savings accounts for public school kindergarteners.

“I’m honored to be among the first City Council candidates endorsed by the Central Labor Council,” said Menin. “Working men and women are the backbone of our city’s economy and the engine that keeps us moving. Especially during these difficult times, we must always have their backs. And I do. I have dedicated my two decades in public service to improving the pay and working conditions for union employees across New York City and I look forward to being their champion in the Fifth District in the City Council.”

Click here to see a full list of NYC CLC endorsements.

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