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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Harrison picks up national PDA endorsement

This is a major endorsement for Steve Harrison considering the ability for PDA's membership to both raise money and provide volunteers for the campaign. Additionally this goes a long way to solidifying Steve's standing as the progressive candidate

Congressional candidate Steve Harrison (NY 13th Congressional District Staten Island and Southwest Brooklyn) captured the Progressive Democrats of America’s (PDA) national endorsement on February 28. The local 13th CD chapter endorsed Harrison on February 23.

Harrison is seeking to unseat New York City’s only Republican House member Vito Fossella. Harrison received a higher percentage of the vote running against Fossella in 2006 than any Democrat ever under the district’s current configuration.

PDA works inside and outside the Democratic Party to further the progressive agenda, addressing issues such as healthcare, ending the Iraq war, election integrity, economic justice and ending global warming. PDA mobilizes the progressive grassroots base for Congressional races and social justice movements.

“With PDA’s endorsement on the local and national level, Harrison has demonstrated his ability to attract grassroots support,” says PDA regional spokes person, Frances Anderson.

In addition to the local and national PDA endorsements, Harrison has recently been endorsed by the progressive Staten Island Democratic Association (SIDA) and the more centrist Democratic Organization of Richmond.

Iconic Democratic and labor leader Frank Barbaro endorsed Steve in December. Barbaro represented parts of the current 13th CD in the assembly. Ms. Magazine founder Gloria Steinem has also endorsed Harrison.

update: Tom covers the endorsement.

If you know of any other endorsements for Domenic Recchia or Steve Harrison please pass them along and I will post.

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