HRC Endorses Christine Quinn
She has yet to formally announce her candidacy, but today the Human Rights Campaign endorsed Christine Quinn for New York City mayor. Via press release:
As Speaker of the New York City Council, Quinn has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of all New Yorkers. HRC pointed to Quinn’s unrivaled record and experience leading the City and specifically highlighted her leadership in negotiating on-time and balanced budgets, reducing wasteful government spending, and preventing teacher layoffs and firehouse closings.Last week the Empire State Pride Agenda was the first major LGBT organization to endorse Quinn.
“New York needs Christine Quinn because she approaches every issue she cares about with passion and drive,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Whether it’s equality for all New Yorkers, great public schools or twenty-first century infrastructure, Chris is ready to fight for the city New Yorkers deserve.”
“Whether its keeping neighborhood firehouses open or teachers in the classroom, balancing budgets or protecting our taxpayers, or ensuring that all New Yorkers, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation are treated equally, my number one priority has been –and always will be –the people of New York,” said Quinn. “I am so very honored that the Human Rights Campaign is backing my candidacy and I look forward to their partnership over the coming months.