Francisco Moya for NY State Assembly » News The Official Campaign Website of Francisco Moya for Assembly Mon, 19 Jul 2010 03:48:47 +0000 en hourly 1 RWDSU ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR FRANCISCO MOYA Mon, 12 Jul 2010 23:07:54 +0000 FranciscoMoyaForAssembly Union cites Moya’s commitment to workers, civil rights

The RWDSU today announced their endorsement of Francisco Moya (D-Corona) for State Assembly, citing his commitment to fighting for the rights of working men and women, and his dedication to promoting immigrants’ rights.

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“I am honored to have the support of RWDSU,” Moya said.  “RWDSU is at the forefront of the fight to protect the rights of working men and women across this great state.  Whether they are fighting to ensure that our tax dollars create real living wages jobs, pushing for historic health care legislation in Washington DC, or advocating for the rights of immigrants and immigrant communities; RWDSU’s innovative approach to creating a new economic system for working families offers hope to communities like mine. “

Francisco Moya has lived in Corona, Queens for his entire life and began his career of activism at the age of 15 when he started the Corona Gardens Neighborhood Association.  A graduate of St. John’s University, Francisco has served the community by working for Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, working to expand Elmhurst Hospital and crafting significant legislation while working as the Secretary of the New York State Senate.  Francisco currently chairs Rep. Joe Crowley’s Latino Advisory Committee, and serves the community in a number of other volunteer and leadership roles.

LATINA ELECTED OFFICIALS ENDORSE FRANCISCO MOYA FOR ASSEMBLY Tue, 06 Jul 2010 23:08:25 +0000 FranciscoMoyaForAssembly Race against Hiram Monserrate continues to polarize communities and Elected Officials

Queens, NY - Signaling the importance of the race for the open Assembly seat in the 39th district, two prominent Latina City Council Members announced their support for the campaign of community activist Francisco Moya today.   The endorsements of Mr. Moya by Council Members Melissa Mark-Viverito and Annabel Palma were both a pledge of support for Francisco Moya and a repudiation of the campaign of disgraced politician Hiram Monserrate.

Manhattan City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito said, “For me this Assembly race is more than just another campaign in another part of the city because the stakes are just too high.  At every turn in my career I have fought hard against domestic violence.  I encourage all women to join me in supporting Francisco Moya because he is the most qualified candidate to represent the 39th Assembly district and will do so with the utmost integrity. Hiram Monserrate’s abusive behavior and conviction cannot be ignored nor can they be overlooked and as such have disqualified him from being a serious candidate for such an important position.  We need to send a unified message that violent behavior toward women will never be condoned.”

Bronx City Council Member Annabel Palma said, “Francisco Moya is a strong advocate for his community and will make a real difference in Albany.  He has my support and the support of many women across this city. In joining together we can send a strong message to Hiram Monserrate that convicted abusers have no place in our government.  We know that Francisco Moya will serve as an accountable representative that genuinely represent the needs of the community”

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, who endorsed Mr. Moya last month, said of Monserrate entering the race, “As a public servant and advocate for peace, dignity and human rights, I personally denounce all types of abuse and violence, particularly against women. Violence against one woman is violence against all of us.  The community of Queens needs representation that values and respects women, regardless of their opinion or station in life.  Anyone who violates that spirit - of trust, public safety, respect towards women and their brethren simply is unfit to represent the good people of Queens.

Francisco Moya expressed his gratitude for the endorsements:  “ I am greatly honored to accept these endorsements by two of the most prominent Latina Elected Officials in our city.  Their collective leadership on issues that effect immigrant communities and the women of this city is a shining example of the kind of Elected Official I will be when I get to  the State Assembly.  Council Women Mark-Viverito and Palma both understand our need for new, honest leadership in Albany and I look forward to working with both of them on the issues that effect our communities”.

Francisco Moya’s assembly campaign has already won the unified support of leaders in Queens, including Congressman and Queens Democratic Leader Joseph Crowley, State Senator José Peralta, Assemblymember Michael DenDekker , City Council Members Julissa Ferreras and Daniel Dromm, and one-time rival for the open assembly seat Brian Pu-Folkes.   Citywide leaders including New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer have also endorsed Francisco.

Francisco Moya’s campaign also has the backing of the Queens County Democratic Party, the Hotel Trades Council (HTC), the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), SEIU Local 32BJ and the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.

MOYA GAINS MOMENTUM WITH ENDORSEMENTS FROM QUEENS’ LEADERSHIP #comments Sun, 16 May 2010 17:24:22 +0000 FranciscoMoyaForAssembly Jackson Heights, NY - Democrat Francisco Moya’s (D-Corona) State Assembly campaign continued to gain momentum with today’s endorsement from Congressman Joe Crowley, State Senator Jose Peralta, Assembly Member Mike DenDekker, Council Member Daniel Dromm and Council Member Julissa Ferreras.  With the unified support of the elected officials whose districts overlap the Assembly district, Moya’s campaign continues to gather strength and build toward victory in September and November.

Congressman Joe Crowley, who also serves as Chair of the Queens County Democratic Party, explained, “Francisco is not only a friend, but he is a good Democrat who our community can count on in the State Assembly.  With Francisco, the working families of this district will have an ally and advocate in Albany. I know he will fight for our schools, our seniors, and to bring good jobs back to this neighborhood.”

“I’m proud to endorse Francisco Moya as the best person to fill my former seat in the State Assembly,” said Peralta.  “With Francisco as my Assemblyman, I know I’ll have a partner to help advance a progressive agenda for all Queens’ families.  And as a good, loyal Democrat, Francisco will be a strong voice for our values in the Assembly.”

“Francisco’s dedication to working people in this community is the reason I am supporting him” said Assembly Member Mike DenDekker. “Nobody will focus more on jobs and education in Albany”

“Francisco grew up here in Corona, and he understands the challenges that we face,” said Council Member Julissa Ferreras.   “He’ll be an advocate for better schools, working families and small businesses, and will represent values that our community stands for.”

“Francisco’s work in the neighborhood speaks volumes about the type of legislator he will be,” said Council Member Daniel Dromm.  “Together we fought for hospital expansion in Elmhurst, the rights of immigrants in Jackson Heights, for equality for all families, and to improve people’s quality of life here in Corona.  Time and time again, he has shown that he knows how to get results.”

“I’m honored to receive the endorsements of the elected leaders from our community,” said Moya.  “Their support means that our campaign and our community will move forward with unified support from the great Democrats who already represent us at City Hall, in Albany and in Washington.  Working together, we will work to fix the budget crisis, eliminate cuts to our schools and bring good paying jobs to the people of Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights.”

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UNITED FOOD & COMMERCIAL WORKERS LOCAL 1500 ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT OF FRANCISCO MOYA Fri, 14 May 2010 01:58:07 +0000 FranciscoMoyaForAssembly Union Cites Moya’s commitment to working families, immigrant communities

Queens, NY - United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1500 is proud to announce their endorsement of Francisco Moya (D-Corona) for State Assembly in the 39th Assembly District in Queens.  UFCW Local 1500 represents more than 23,000 workers in the New York region in a variety of industries, including supermarkets, food processing and manufacturing and retail stores and is one of the largest locals in the state.

“Francisco Moya will be a strong voice for working men and women in Albany,” said Pat Purcell, Assistant to the President of Local 1500.  “Throughout his career of service to the community, he has proven to be a tireless voice for good paying jobs and real benefits that support a robust middle class.  Moreover, his continued efforts on behalf of immigrant communities have enhanced the lives of countless families in his neighborhood and throughout New York.”

“I am honored and proud to have earned the support of UFCW Local 1500, “said Moya.  “With their support, I have gained a powerful partner in the effort to create jobs for the future.  Their leadership has been a key instrument in promoting progressive values, especially in the push for comprehensive immigration reform and economic security for immigrants.  I look forward to collaborating with them in Albany on the issues that matter to working people.”