Francisco Moya for NY State Assembly » Press http://moyaforassembly.com The Official Campaign Website of Francisco Moya for Assembly Mon, 19 Jul 2010 03:48:47 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7 en hourly 1 STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL FIELD RALLIES TO THE CAMPAIGN OF FRANCISCO MOYA http://moyaforassembly.com/state-attorney-general-field-rallies-to-the-campaign-of-francisco-moya/ http://moyaforassembly.com/state-attorney-general-field-rallies-to-the-campaign-of-francisco-moya/#comments Sun, 18 Jul 2010 02:02:59 +0000 FranciscoMoyaForAssembly http://electoralsecure.com/moya/?p=73 Race for the Open Queens Assembly Seat Has Unified the Democratic Attorney General Candidates

New York - Signaling the statewide importance of the race for the open Assembly seat in the 39th district, the Democratic contenders for state Attorney General lined up behind the campaign of community activist Francisco Moya today.  The candidates’ united endorsement was meant as both a pledge of support for Francisco Moya and a unified rejection of the campaign of disgraced politician Hiram Monserrate.

State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky said, “I spent much of my time in the Assembly working to clean up Albany, to make the state more accountable and to end abuses throughout government. We need more people in the Assembly, and in government in general, who are willing to take up that fight.  I know Francisco Moya will do that.  He will help clean up Albany.  It is not in anyone’s’ interest to return to leadership that has failed to live up to the most basic tenets of law and ethical behavior.  Francisco has my full support, and he should have the support of everyone who wants to improve our state government.”

Sean Coffey said, “”Francisco Moya has spent his career fighting for justice, equality and fairness on behalf of his community - and now it’s time to send him to the legislature to continue fighting for the people of Queens. New Yorkers need new leaders and new voices like Mr. Moya to help clean up corruption in Albany and get our government working for the people again, not the special interests.  I’m proud to endorse him in this important race and will do whatever I can to help him win.  Hiram Monserrate is grossly unqualified to be part of our growing reform movement and should instead focus on reforming himself.  His many abuses range from the physically violent to the deep abuse of public trust that came as a result of his abhorrent behavior.  Hiram Monserrate is a criminal who is part of the problem, not the solution.”

Former State Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo said,  “Hiram Monserrate forfeited his opportunity to serve the people of the New York with his disgraceful actions. New Yorkers deserve representatives who put the public interest ahead of their own. Francisco Moya will bring the type of leadership Albany needs so that we can work to reform our government and strengthen our state.”

“Hiram Monserrate is unfit to serve the public and it’s time to turn the page,” said Senator Eric Schneiderman, who led the effort to investigate and remove Hiram Monserrate from office. “I have worked with Francisco Moya and I’m confident that he will bring integrity and respect to this office and always work to advance a progressive agenda. Francisco Moya is the right person for this job, and he has my full support.”

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 Councilmembers Julissa Ferreras and Daniel Dromm, and one-time rival for the open assembly seat Brian Pu-Folkes.  Just this week, Francisco was endorsed by citywide leaders including New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

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.

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RWDSU ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR FRANCISCO MOYA http://moyaforassembly.com/rwdsu-announces-support-for-francisco-moya/ http://moyaforassembly.com/rwdsu-announces-support-for-francisco-moya/#comments Mon, 12 Jul 2010 23:07:54 +0000 FranciscoMoyaForAssembly http://electoralsecure.com/moya/?p=30 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.

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FRANCISCO MOYA APPLAUDS GUILTY VERDICT ON LONG ISLAND http://moyaforassembly.com/francisco-moya-applauds-guilty-verdict-on-long-island/ http://moyaforassembly.com/francisco-moya-applauds-guilty-verdict-on-long-island/#comments Sat, 10 Jul 2010 01:35:29 +0000 FranciscoMoyaForAssembly http://electoralsecure.com/moya/?p=62 Expresses disappointment in conviction on lesser charge, calls for comprehensive immigration reform

Francisco Moya praises the conviction today of Jeffrey Conroy in the racially motivated killing of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero on Long Island in 2008.

“I applaud the guilty verdict in this case, as it shows that hatred and racism have no place in our society.  However, I am disappointed in the lenient conviction and call for a sentence that fits the horrific nature of this crime.  There should be no ambiguity about the severity of this offense.

“I am greatly saddened that it is only through Marcelo Lucero’s death that we have spotlighted the very real challenges and dangers that many immigrants face on a daily basis, in spite of their commitment to our country.  I am hopeful that this case will be a turning point for attitudes toward immigrants on Long Island and in New York.  For too long, injustices committed against Latinos have been ignored and downplayed.  With this conviction, we look forward to an end to the violence of the past, and a future or cooperation and tolerance.  Immigrants contribute to our society at all levels, and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.

“I will continue to push our leaders to adopt comprehensive immigration reform.  Passing comprehensive immigration reform will improve working conditions and help families across our country, and promote a policy of acceptance across the country.  Immigrants have played a major role in making our country strong.  We need a sensible immigration policy that recognizes the value of immigrants to our economy and our society. “

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FRANCISCO MOYA ENDORSED BY THREE TOP DEMOCRATIC CITY LEADERS http://moyaforassembly.com/ http://moyaforassembly.com/ #comments Sun, 04 Jul 2010 01:33:18 +0000 FranciscoMoyaForAssembly http://electoralsecure.com/moya/?p=60 Unified Support for Moya Continues to Grow in the Race for the Open Queens Assembly Seat

New York, NY - Joining a growing list of supporters, several respected citywide leaders today united in their endorsement of community activist Francisco Moya in his bid for the New York State Assembly.  New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer all announced their full support for Moya in the race for the 39th Assembly seat.

“Francisco Moya is exactly the kind of representative the people of Queens need in Albany.  He is honest and trustworthy, and willing to work every day to make the people he represents proud,” said Public Advocate de Blasio. “Francisco will be a strong advocate for better schools, for better jobs and for a better Albany, and I am pleased to lend him my full support.”

These important endorsements came as disgraced politician Hiram Monserrate began actively circulating petitions to challenge Moya in a bid to return to office.   His then colleagues voted Monserrate out of the Senate after being convicted in the well-publicized abuse trial of his girlfriend.  He was subsequently defeated soundly by former Assemblyman, now Senator Jose Peralta in the race to fill the vacancy created by Monserrate’s ouster.   Peralta’s election to the Senate created the current vacancy for which Francisco Moya is a candidate.

“Francisco Moya will be an asset for this community, and I know he will do what he can to clean up Albany,” said former Comptroller Thompson.  “And when it comes to cleaning up Albany, the voters of this district will be able to play their part by supporting Francisco and rejecting any attempt by Hiram Monserrate to keep his name in the headlines.”

“It is in the interest of the entire city and the entire state that Francisco Moya be elected to this Assembly seat,” said Manhattan Borough President Stringer.  “Not only is Francisco the best person for the job, but the people of New York deserve representatives in the Assembly that they can be proud of, not politicians they will be ashamed of – like Hiram Monserrate.  It’s because of people like Hiram Monserrate that New York’s state government is the laughingstock of the country.”

Francisco Moya’s assembly campaign has already won the unified support of leaders in Queens. In the past month, Moya has received the backing of Congressmen and Queens Democratic Leader Joseph Crowley, former assemblyman and State Senator Jose Peralta, Assemblymember Michael DenDekker , City Councilmembers Julissa Ferreras and Daniel Dromm, and one-time rival for the open assembly seat Brian Pu-Folkes.  Francisco Moya 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, and the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.  These latest endorsements from citywide leaders show the continued momentum of Moya’s campaign and the importance of this race.

“I am again honored and privileged to have the support of so many leaders from across Queens and across this city,” said Francisco Moyer. “These are public servants I have respected and looked-up to, and I hope that I will do them proud by serving the people of Queens with honor and dignity.”

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