Bronx Assemblyman Jose Rivera has endorsed Adam Clayton Powell for Congress. My friend, this is huge!
Assemblyman Jose Rivera is a well-respected public official who has represented the Bronx for over 30 years as a City Councilman, State Assemblyman and as the Democratic County Leader. He is known as a fierceless advocate on behalf of his constituents and others in the various causes he has pursued over the years.
Assemblyman Jose Rivera declared: "I've known Adam and have worked with him for over 20 years. I saw this young man get elected to the NY City Council in 1991. We served together in the City Council and in the State Assembly and so I have witnessed his passion and dedication to our communities. When others were turning their backs on us, Adam was always there. He was there to fight for the release of the Puerto Rican political prisoners. He was there to fight for the people of Vieques and even went to jail for civil disobedience in an effort to stop the U.S. Navy from bombing that island. Eventually, the Navy left and today the people of Vieques live in peace thanks to Adam Clayton Powell. I have seen this young man grow. Adam has the experience, the energy, and the commitment to represent all of us in the United States Congress."