Buffalo, New York - Seven organizations have recently announced they are endorsing Democrat Amber Small for State Senate in the 60th District in the past week. These latest endorsements come from the Sierra Club, Citizen Action of Western New York, United Steelworkers International Union, the National Organization for Women, the League of Humane Voters, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1342 and the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators.
Small commented on the string of endorsements saying, “To gain the support of these organizations is truly special. While they are all diverse in who they represent, at the end of the day, they all strive to better Western New York. Whether it’s working to help the environment, fighting for social justice, building up our communities, fighting for reproductive rights, protecting our animals, transporting our citizens or leading our schools, these organizations work tirelessly for us each and every day."
“The Sierra Club’s Atlantic Chapter gave its endorsement to Amber Small today because her positions on key environmental issues are entirely in line with those of the Sierra Club. Amber will be a strong proponent of increased funding for the NYS DEC’s enforcement programs,” said Roger Cook, a member of the Atlantic Chapter’s political committee and of the local Sierra Club executive committee. “She will champion the “Climate and Community Protection Act” which will allow NYS to meet the Governor’s goal of 50% renewable energy in NYS by 2030.”
John Shinn, District 4 Director of the United Steel Workers commented, “Amber’s positions on organizing and collective bargaining show that the hard working men and women of the 60th Senate District of New York will have a true champion of the middle class in Albany. As the daughter of a long time USW member, Amber has seen the benefits of a Union negotiated contract and what that can do for working class families. I am sure that Amber will carry the experiences she learned firsthand with her as she fights for Western New York.”
“Ms. Small is a very special candidate,” said Susan Gillick, Ph.D., Board President of Citizen Action’s Western New York Chapter. “She is not a career politician whose primary motivations are self-promotion and personal ambition. Her platform is consistent with Citizen Action’s progressive beliefs: ending the outrageous corruption in state politics; improving our infrastructure; curbing pollution of our air, land and waterways; and supporting small local businesses. We are excited that Amber Small has decided to run for State Senate and give her our full support.”
For more information about Amber Small and her campaign for Senate, please visit www.smallforsenate.com.
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.