(Carmel, NY) – United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has endorsed Mike Kaplowitz (D, I), candidate for the 40th State Senate District. Kaplowitz received the endorsement came one day after Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Cuomo, did the same.
"Mike Kaplowitz is the advocate we need in Albany,” said. Sen. Gillibrand. “He is deeply committed to protecting reproductive rights and is a passionate fighter for fair pay legislation that will help close the wage gap and ensure all hardworking New Yorker’s are paid a fair wage. He will also fight to end harassment at our workplaces and violence in our homes. New York needs to move forward on important women's issues, and leaders like Mike Kaplowitz can help us get there."
Mike Kaplowitz is a local legislator and fierce defender of women’s rights. He is a firm supporter of women’s reproductive rights and will lead the fight for an equal pay act that ensures all hardworking New Yorker’s are paid a fair wage for a day’s work. His opponent, Assemblyman Greg Ball, stands by Carl Paladino “110%” knowing Paladino opposes abortion even in the cases of rape and incest. Assemblyman Ball has also twice voted against an equal pay act, even telling an Assemblywoman during debate that he could “work her under the table.”
Kaplowitz said, “I am extremely grateful to have the support of Sen. Gillibrand, a passionate and outspoken leader for all New Yorkers. She is a strong advocate for women’s rights and has done great work at both the state and federal level on issues of significance to women. I look forward to working with her on these matters, and others, in the future.”
The Kaplowitz campaign also released “We Stand With Mike” web videos today, a collection of testimonials from residents – Democrats, Republicans and Independents – of the 40th Senate District. Five separate videos were released, each highlighting a specific strength of Mike’s: his fiscal conservatism, his strength on women’s issues, his fierce independence, his advocacy for the environment, and his integrity as an individual and representative.
“My campaign is fueled by grassroots supporters from different counties and different political affiliations,” said Kaplowitz. “Each of the videos highlights an aspect of my record that I am proud if. Collectively, they reflect the numerous reasons why voters in the Hudson Valley are joining my campaign.”
"Mike Kaplowitz is the advocate we need in Albany," said. Sen. Gillibrand. "He is deeply committed to protecting reproductive rights and is a passionate fighter for fair pay legislation that will help close the wage gap and ensure all hardworking New Yorkers are paid a fair wage."