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The Why Women Project endorses Cynthia Nixon for Governor of New York and Zephyr Teachout for Attorney General in the midterm election Sept. 13. The editorial staff’s approval is on behalf of women, working families and marginalized voters, and the candidates’ positions on health care, reproductive rights, education, working wages, and the integrity of their campaign funding.
Nixon runs on the Socialist Party line and has not accepted corporate donations toward her gubernatorial campaign. The openly queer actress and longtime education advocate has canvassed on free college, affordable housing, single-payer health care (Medicaid for all and access to safe abortions for women), decriminalizing marijuana (not just for white people), and fixing the subway. She should have been the obvious choice for the Women’s Equality Party to endorse—except that incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo kind of sort of ... endorsed himself. (He founded and funds the Women’s Equality Party.) She may have played a lawyer on TV but if you’re undecided, consider: Cuomo was once Donald Trump’s lawyer, according to a source close to Why Women and the Democratic Socialists of America.
An experienced lawyer and Fordham University professor of law, Teachout pledged to use the power, if elected, to investigate and prosecute Donald Trump’s New York-based businesses for fraud. (Read her book “Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United.”) She also campaigned while pregnant. (Imagine!) Like some politicians, Teachout doesn’t accept campaign contributions from the New York real estate industry, whose financial stronghold over state legislature is the reason you can’t find affordable housing, NYC. Read that one more time.
Double check your polling place online and see you at the polls.
Editor, The Why Women Project