SD60: Animal Rights Group NYCLASS Is Thinking Big and Endorsing Small


Buffalo, New York- NYCLASS, the political organization dedicated to animal rights advocacy is backing Democrat Amber Small for the 60th senate district.

“Amber Small is a proven advocate for protecting animals and we are proud to support her,” said Allie Taylor, Director of NYCLASS. “We are excited to organize and mobilize our volunteers and support Amber’s effort to bring about progressive change in New York.”

Small commented on the endorsement, “With three rescue dogs at home, this is an endorsement very near and dear to my heart. It will be my honor to advocate for our four-legged friends in Albany.”

Small continued, “I have seen firsthand what happens when people profit off of the suffering and abuse of animals. I will continue to push for legislation such as banning puppy mills in order to see these inhumane practices come to an end.”

NYCLASS is an animal advocacy organization committed to more humane treatment of animals. The organization believes in the power of organizing and mobilizing the animal protection voting bloc to move humane legislation in New York. Founded in 2008, NYCLASS has grown to over a quarter million supporters throughout New York State.

Small is a Democratic candidate competing in next week’s primary to succeed the Democratic incumbent Marc Panepinto in the Senate. Panepinto announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking reelection. For more information about Amber Small and her campaign for Senate, please visit



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, the Women’s Equality Party.