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Early voting for the August Primary starts today, and we urge all eligible New Yorkers to make their voices heard. This is an election that will have a profound impact on the future of our city & state, and it’s important that we all participate in the democratic process. Early voting is convenient and easy; there’s no excuse to delay. And if you’re not sure who to vote for, check our recommendations and why we support these candidates. Your vote is your voice, so make sure to use it. Let’s make democracy work for all of us.

We’ve reached out to the candidates to learn more about their stances on the issues of great importance to the Downtown New York residents. From those who responded and engaged in dialogue, find what we learned and whom we endorse.

DNY endorses Brian Robinson, candidate for Congress NY D10 that supports revisions to bail reform to include dangerousness, promises to audit corrupt shelter providers, is for a permanent Kendra’s Law implementation, and is an ally on civil & human rights.

Check out Brian's candidate page on DNY

DNY endorses Danyela Souza Egorov, candidate for NY State Senate D27, which promises to prioritize public safety, education, and the economy. She pledges to focus on changing bail reform, bringing accountability back, and improving New Yorkers’ quality of life.

Check out Danyela's candidate page on DNY

We endorse these candidates because they were willing to engage in discussion with us, regardless of whether or not we fully aligned with their platform. We asked each candidate tough questions, and we were impressed with how thoughtfully and honestly they responded. They also promised to be accessible and responsive to the needs of Downtown New York residents, which is something we feel strongly about. We could not consider candidates that did not respond to our invitation or did not submit responses to our questions, even if we aligned with their platform. We believe that this is the best way to ensure that our community has a strong and effective voice in government.

Daniel Goldman, Vittoria Fariello, Quanda Francis, Maud Maron, Jo Anne Simon, and Liz Holtzman acknowledged our invitation but did not yet submit their respective questionnaire.

Mondaire Jones, Carlina Rivera, Brad Hoylman, and Yuh-Line Niou did not acknowledge or respond to our invitation.

With so many platforms and options, it’s clear that the residents of Downtown New York will have a big decision to make on Election Day. Our democracy depends on it. Do your part.