Jamaal is the Progressive Leader N.Y.-16 Needs 

New York, NYCitizen Action of New York announced its endorsement of Jamaal Bowman for New York’s 16th Congressional District, which covers portions of the Bronx and Westchester. 

Jamaal has been an educator and public school advocate for more than 20 years. He is running for Congress to fight for a New York where everyone can thrive, regardless of their zip code or immigration status. He is the co-founding principal of the Cornerstone Academy for Social Action (CASA) located in the Baychester neighborhood of the Bronx, and is dedicated to closing the achievement gap in New York. Citizen Action also cites Jamaal’s commitment to affordable housing and health care for all as reasons for its endorsement.  

“We deserve a leader in Congress who’s close to the community and will fight to make sure we all win,” said Krystal Jenkins, Citizen Action member. “Jamaal understands the issues impacting our community on the day-to-day. He checks all the boxes of a true progressive candidate, and has the track record in our community to match.” 

“I am thrilled to have earned the endorsement of Citizen Action of New York, a powerful force of grassroots organizing, political education, and leadership development of our youth in New York City,” said Jamaal Bowman, Congressional candidate for N.Y.-16. “It will take the partnership of elected leaders and grassroots organizing to drive real change, and I am grateful to be a partner alongside Citizen Action in the fight for the social, racial, economic, and environmental justice our city deserves.” 

Citizen Action of New York is a grassroots organization with eight regional chapters and thousands of active members across New York State. The organization works on issues important to our communities, including limiting the influence of money in politics, guaranteeing livable wages and economy-boosting jobs, strong public schools, ending mass incarceration, and more.