BUFFALO, NY- Today the Women’s Equality Party(WEP) announced that they will endorse Amber Small for State Senate in district 60.
WEP Vice Chair Diana Cihak commented “I was pleased to be able to support the endorsement of Amber Small for the Women's Equality Party in her run for the 60th State Senate district. Amber has long been a champion for the rights of women and her community. Her emphasis on ethics in State government and equality for everyone she represents makes her a powerful voice for the residents of Western New York.”
The announcement comes on the day when a major U.S. Supreme Court decision strengthens women's rights and access to health care across the nation.
Said Small “I am honored to have the support of the Women’s Equality Party and will continue to make issues of equality, for women and for all residents of New York State, a central part of my campaign platform. As today's Supreme Court decision shows, great strides can be made, yet we still have much to achieve." She continued, "As our region stands on the edge of immense economic opportunity, we need new ideas and perspectives from our elected officials and must focus on including all members of our community in our march toward prosperity.”
Small supported all 10 planks of the Statewide Women’s Equality Agenda, which included provisions to achieve pay equity for women, protect victims of sexual harassment and domestic abuse, and strengthen human trafficking laws. She has also supported the Governor's initiative to increase funding for breast cancer screening and to successfully pass Paid Family Leave legislation.
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, Orchard Park, Evans, Brant, and the City of Buffalo. Small is endorsed by the Democratic Party, Working Families Party, Women’s Equality Party and Stonewall Democrats of WNY.