State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, endorsed Adriano Espaillat for Congress today near the iconic Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. These endorsements are some of the first by Bronx elected officials. During the event, Adriano Espaillat pledged to bring a new focus to the Borough and committed to opening up a Bronx office on day one.
“I am proud to have the support of two lawmakers I work closely with in Albany to fight for tenants, improve healthcare and combat income inequality. We all believe strongly that lifting up working New Yorkers must be a priority and a new focus must be brought to the Bronx. When I am elected to Congress, I will open up an office in the Bronx on day one,” said Adriano Espaillat. “I look forward to continuing to work with Senator Rivera and Assemblyman Pichardo to make the Bronx a better place to live, work and raise a family.”
"When it comes to fighting for tenant’s rights no one has a stronger track record than Adriano Espaillat," said Senator Gustavo Rivera. "In Albany, he has shown tremendous leadership and we need his kind of energy in Washington so tenants have a strong voice who will fight to stop displacement and bring more affordable housing to our communities."
“Adriano Espaillat worked tirelessly to ensure that 2.5 million tenants could remain in their homes by leading the effort in the Senate to extend and expand rent laws,” said Assemblyman Victor Pichardo. “I was proud to join him in that fight and I am proud to endorse him for Congress. Adriano understands the issues that impact hardworking families, and I know he will fight to make a difference in the lives of my neighbors and help Bronx residents."
Above - With rain falling outside, State Senator Adriano Espaillat is joined by State Senator Gustavo Rivera and assemblyman Victor Pichardo as both electeds endorse Espaillat in his third bid fir the congressional seat of now retiring Congressman Charlie Rangel.
Below - The trio went outside with the Kingsbridge Armory as a backdrop to let the people passing by know of the endorsement of State Senator Espaillat for Congress.