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SEIU1199 Endorses Alcantara

The politically influential labor union 1199SEIU on Monday endorsed Sen. Marisol Alcantara’s re-election campaign.

Senator Marisol Alcantara

Senator Alcántara’s legislative priorities include fighting for women in New York City to ensure their reproductive rights are upheld and to maintain funding for Planned Parenthood. Alcántara wants to make sure that New York “stays on the forefront of standing up for women’s health.” Senator Alcántara is a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood because “immigrant and working class women rely on its services.”

Senator Alcántara is committed to providing economic and educational opportunities for her constituents. She noted that schools in her district are “often overcrowded and underfunded,” and she wants to make college affordable.

7 Arrested During Inauguration Protest In Front Of Trump Tower: Police

Police arrest seven protesters blocking traffic in front of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan, an NYPD spokesman told Patch.

The protest to resist new President Donald Trump on his first day assuming the presidency was organized by City Councilmen Jumaane Williams, Carlos Menchaca and Sate Sen. Marisol Alcantara. Police could not confirm specific details about the people arrested Friday, an NYPD spokesman told Patch.


#UNITED AGAINST CRUELTY: Senator Alcantara, joined by Kokito’s family, leads ‘dog-in’ at LaGuardia demanding justice

Senator Marisol Alcantara (D-Manhattan), joined by Kokito’s family, animal activists and their pets led a ‘dog-in’ as they #UnitedAgainstCrueltyafter the 10-month-old French bulldog was killed on a United Airlines flight last week. A flight attendant stowed the puppy in a overhead compartment on a flight from Houston to New York, depriving him of ventilation.

Senator Alcantara rallied with Kokito’s family Sophia Ceballos and Catalina Robledo, animal activists and their pets, at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal A on Sunday, as she unveiled “Kokito’s Law,” a Pet Passenger Bill of Rights set to be introduced in the New York State Senate.

State Senator Denounces Inwood Rezoning Plans

One Uptown politician has had enough with the rezoning talks and applications in the community, calling the latest iteration of the city’s proposal “bull---t” and requesting that more details of the projects be presented to the community.

State Sen. Marisol Alcantara officially announced Thursday night her opposition against the Inwood Library redevelopment project, the Seaman Avenue application and the city’s Inwood NYC rezoning, which were presented last week during a land use committee meeting.

Alcantara’s Re-Election Backed By Civic Leaders

The re-election campaign of Sen. Marisol Alcantara this week was boosted by the endorsements of community leaders and activists in the Bronx and Manhattan as she faces a rematch primary from former Councilman Robert Jackson.

Alcantara was endorsed by a range of prominent figures, including activist Bertha Lewis, Sen. Velmanette Montgomery, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa.

“I ask the community to join in solidarity and vote to reelect the only Latina in the Senate for two more years,” Lewis said.