Women’s Equality Day Ushers in Key Endorsement for Small and Criticism for Gender Balance in the State Senate

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BUFFALO, NY – The Campaign for a Pro-Choice New York PAC announced today their endorsement of Amber Small for State Senate in the 60th District. The endorsement comes with impeccable timing, with today also marking Women’s Equality Day.

This key endorsement adds to a growing coalition of Women’s organizations supporting Small in one of the handful of seats which may decide the balance of power in the New York State Senate.

”Amber Small has impressed us with her passion for women’s rights and her commitment to ensuring that all New Yorkers are able to access the reproductive services they need, be that contraception, abortion, or quality maternal health care” said Andrea Miller, president of the Campaign for a Pro-Choice New York PAC. “We are proud to endorse Amber Small as the pro-choice champion for the 60th Senate District.”

“I am proud to stand with the Campaign for a Pro-Choice New York. I wish it weren’t the case, but the past year has proven that women, and our reproductive rights, continue to be the subject of attack by out of touch politicians. As State Senator I will proudly fight for these rights and the countless mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters who depend on them,” commented Small.

She continued, “Today is Women’s Equality Day, marking 96 years since the 19th Amendment was passed giving women the right to vote—yet only a fraction of women choose to run for public office. This year’s senate races highlight just how much of a disparity there is between men and women and the adverse impact that can have on policy decisions. Out of 146 candidates running for office, only 26 are women. And sadly, 7 of those women are running against other women. We deserve better. Electing more women and achieving gender balance in public service will go a long way to ensuring that our voice is represented and that reproductive rights are protected.”

For more information about Amber Small and her campaign for Senate, please visit www.smallforsenate.com. Small has recently received the endorsement of Eleanor’s Legacy, The Women’s TAP Fund, WomenElect/WEPAC and the Women’s Equality Party.

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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 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.