84th Assembly District
Amanda Septimo, a Democrat running for Assembly in the 84th District, has received the support of the Working Families Party and District Council 37.
"Amanda Septimo is the progressive leader the South Bronx deserves. With a bigot in the White House, we need bold leadership in Albany that will fight for working families. Amanda is a lifelong Bronxite, a community leader, and an education activist-and we know that in the Assembly, she will put immigrants, students and workers first. The Working Families Party is proud to support her campaign for Assembly in the 84th district," said Dom Leon-Davis, WFP spokesperson.
"DC 37 is excited to support Amanda Septimo as she runs for Assembly. The South Bronx needs progressive and effective leadership in Albany, and Amanda will be a fighter for all of us. As a product of this community, she truly understands the struggles facing working families and she is committed to making a difference. Amanda has stood up for workers throughout her career, and we are ready to stand with her now," said DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido.
"I am proud to have the support of the Working Families Party and DC 37. For too long, our families have had to put up with the status quo and it's time for change. When elected to the Assembly, I will be a strong voice for our working families and bring back real results to the South Bronx," said Septimo.
Born and raised in the South Bronx, Septimo has been involved in community activism since she was teenager as a member of A.C.T.I.O.N., THE POINT Community Development Corporation's teen activism platform. She has worked with the Legal Aid Society, with a specific focus on cases involving domestic violence and Spanish-speaking immigrants. She also worked as the District Director for Congressman José E. Serrano (D-15th Congressional District), making her one of the youngest-serving senior staffers in Congress. Most recently, Amanda worked to help working and middle-class families by fighting for stronger worker protections with the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators.