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Saturday, August 16, 2008

People with Disabilities’ Democratic club endorses Steve Harrison for Congress

via press release;

504 Democratic Club endorses Democrat Steve Harrison in the NY 13th Congressional District primary

Sunday August 16 Press Conference

(Staten Island/Brooklyn/Manhattan) The 504 Democratic Club, the oldest Democratic Club in the Country focusing on disability rights has endorsed Steve Harrison in the September 9 NY 13th Congressional District (Staten Island/Southwest Brooklyn) Democratic primary. The club, named after section 504 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibited discrimination against People with Disabilities, will endorse Harrison and other NY area candidates in a 2pm August 17 Press Conference at the Steps of City Hall in Manhattan.

“The 504 Dems represent a constituency whose needs aren’t currently being taken care of by the government,” said Harrison. “In Congress I will fight to guarantee the no person with a disability is ever discriminated against.”

504 President Edith Prentiss concurs. “Steve Harrison brings a fresh perspective on disability and needed Federal legislation. We believe he will add a new and welcome voice to the NY delegation and its progressive agenda.”

In 2006 against incumbent Vito Fossella, Harrison received a higher percentage of the vote than any Democrat ever under the Congressional District’s current configuration. The scandal ridden Fossella is not seeking re-election. Harrison faces Councilman Michael McMahon in the August 9 primary.

For more information about Steve Harrison visit harrisonorcongress.com. For more about the 504 Democratic club visit the504democraticclub.org.


At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you even pretend to be unbiased? In the past week alone the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, the Civil Service Employees Association and the Communications Workers of America endorsed McMahon yet you don't mention it. The League of Conservation Voters endorse McMahon but you don't mention it. McMahon calls for a light rail to help commuters but you don't mention it.

You do, however, misrepresent what McMahon says about off-shore drilling. You neglect to mention about stopping oil company subsidies and $1,000 rebates.

If you really target retaking NY-13 then you should be unbiased. If you are only going to talk about Harrison then change your website name.


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