BUFFALO, NY – This week, Region 9 of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) threw its considerable weight behind Amber Small for State Senate in the 60th Senate District.
Region 9 covers Western and Central New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and within the 60th Senate District, there are over 4,500 residents in UAW households.
"UAW is proud to endorse Amber Small," said Jeff Binz, NYS CAP/ Retirees Director. "We have the utmost confidence in Amber's ability to be a strong advocate for the working men and women of the 60th district."
Amber Small commented “With the help of strong unions like UAW, we can ensure the growth of strong middle class families in Western New York. I am proud to have their support. Unions have helped my family through some difficult times, and I am honored to fight for their efforts in Albany. Together we will bring good jobs to all residents of the 60th District and help hard working families get the fair shake they deserve.”
Small continued, “This race will be a choice between a community advocate who stands up for hard working families and equality for all people, or an out of touch 1%er who represents big business and the erosion of the middle class."
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.