NY Dyslexia Awareness Day at the Capitol
March 11, 2016
From the bottom of my heart - thank you.
With your help, our grassroots campaign for New York State
Assembly was successful. Thank you for volunteering, for
donating your time, energy and money. For telling your stories
about why my candidacy mattered to you. Thank you for believing that public service and good government matter. Thank you for believing in me. And thank you for voting.
So many people helped make this victory happen.
Thank you to Assemblywoman Joan Millman, Congresswoman
Nydia Velazquez, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC Public Advocate Tish James, Assemblyman Jim Brennan, Councilmembers Carlos Menchaca, Antonio Reynoso, Rosie Mendez and Helen Rosenthal, and so many others for your leadership, support and guidance and for taking that leap with me.
Thank you to my campaign team led by Paul Nelson and John Longo, and ably assisted by David Czyzyk and Ptahra Jeppe.
And now, the hard work begins. I look forward to working with you all to address the urgent issues that face our communities, our city and the great state of New York.
On Tuesday, January 5, the Daily News ran this front page
story about Assemblymember Simon's proposed common sense ammunition regulation
bill. Both she and co-sponsor Senator Roxanne Persaud have been subjected
to a barrage of vicious, threatening and demeaning communications on and off
social media. The NRA's Tweeted image of bullets next to their faces is
disturbing and unacceptable.
America has a gun violence problem. Assemblymember Simon will not be bullied and sit idly by as guns kill our family, friends and neighbors. The NRA's outrageous attacks on Assemblymember Simon and Senator Persaud have been covered by CBA, and CNN to and other media outlets: