Buffalo, NY- This past week, Eleanor’s Legacy announced they will endorse Amber Small for State Senate in the 60th District of New York.
While making the endorsement of Small, who would be the first woman elected to this Senate seat, Eleanor's Legacy President Brette McSweeney said, "Amber Small is a fighter for the families and neighborhoods that make Buffalo strong. She listens to the people, she stands up for what's right, and she gets the job done. This is just the sort of leadership we need more of in Albany. 2016 will be the Year of the New York women. The 60th District has never elected a woman to the state Senate, and Amber has what it takes to go to Albany and put strong families, strong businesses, and strong communities first. We are proud to stand with Amber Small for State Senate."
Small commented, “I am honored to receive the endorsement of Eleanor's Legacy and proud to stand on the shoulders of the trailblazers before me. As State Senator I will uphold the values espoused by Eleanor Roosevelt by working to make our government more inclusive and by fighting for equality, justice, and dignity for all people. These are grand concepts to strive for, but they can be accomplished by delving deep into policy issues and ensuring that each of the hundreds of laws and budget allocations proposed in Albany each year are truly improving the lives of Western New Yorkers. No one will work harder to do this than I will."
The work of Eleanor's Legacy is inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt's example of leadership and her commitment to promoting women in politics and government. They take action to increase women's participation in New York Democratic politics by raising funds and establishing a statewide network of women community leaders, elected officials and activists.
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 is a member of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders council. She 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.
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