Schenectady, NY — Citizen Action of New York has announced its endorsement of Thearse McCalmon for Schenectady Mayor.

McCalmon is the only candidate for Mayor refusing corporate and LLC contributions. She has been an active presence in the Schenectady community and worked to give voice to underrepresented and marginalized groups.

“Thearse is a dedicated community leader who understands how big money distorts the political process. She’s committed to putting the needs of local residents before the profits of a handful of downtown developers. We’re proud to be supporting her run for Schenectady Mayor,” said Ivette Alfonso, Board President of Citizen Action of New York.

“I am both excited and honored to receive the endorsement, and support, of Citizen Action of New York. We share the same vision in dismantling racism and promoting racial justice, economic unity, public financing of campaign elections, and other progressive values to move Schenectady forward,” said Thearse McCalmon, Democratic candidate for Schenectady Mayor.

Citizen Action of New York is a statewide, grassroots organizations with eight chapters and thousands of active members.