Albany, NY—In response to Jumaane Williams’s decisive victory in the New York City Public Advocate race, Rosemary Rivera, Co-Executive Director of Citizen Action of New York, has issued the following statement:

“We’re beyond thrilled that Jumaane Williams will be New York City’s Public Advocate. Jumaane has fought alongside our communities through thick and thin–and not just when politically convenient. His win is a testament to the power of the grassroots and the value of a campaign finance system that lifts up small donors. We can’t imagine a bolder or more passionate advocate for the City of New York.”