Senate Candidate Amber Small Stands Against Trump’s Remarks that Personify Rape Culture

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Small Says Republicans Must Vigorously Denounce Trump’s Remarks


 Tonawanda, NY - Today, State Senate Candidate Amber Small brought together women from Western New York and Community Leaders to take a stand against Donald Trump and his continued perpetuation of rape culture and the dehumanizing of women.

Addressing a crowd at the Tribute Garden at Isle View Park in Tonawanda, Small affirmed “It has been nearly 100 years since women gained the right to vote in this Country—since we stepped out of the shadows of men and became equals in the democratic process. Today, the office of the presidency should inspire women while we continue to work towards progress and gender balance in our elected offices. 

“This is another in a long line of attacks Trump has made against Hispanics, African Americans and Muslims.  This time he is attacking half of the population by encouraging a culture of rape and violence against women in his remarks,” Small continued.  “All Republicans, including my opponent, need to vocally and vigorously denounce these degrading remarks.  To do otherwise is to support what he has said and the culture of violence these words perpetuate.” 

The Tribute Garden is a space along the Tonawanda River that is dedicated to honoring the lives of those affected by domestic violence.  Many of the women standing with Small today worked on creating this sanctuary as a reminder of the dignity of life and the dehumanizing of domestic violence.  

Amber Small is running for the open 60th District Senate seat against Republican Chris Jacobs. 


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Small serves as the Executive Director of the Parkside Community Association. In this role she is an advocate for 2,500 residents, working to enhance their quality of life through crime prevention, traffic calming, fair housing advocacy and more.  Amber also serves on the Board of Directors for B-Team Buffalo and proudly serves as Vice Chair of WEPAC, a nonpartisan group focused on increasing female involvement in politics and government. Amber is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, and resides in North Buffalo’s Parkside neighborhood with her family. New York's Sixtieth Senate District is located wholly in Erie County and includes the communities of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, Kenmore, Grand Island, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Evans, Brant, and the City of Buffalo.  Small is endorsed by the Democratic Party, the Working Families Party and the Women’s Equality Party.