New York, NY— Citizen Action of New York announced its endorsement of Felicia Singh for New York City Council District 32 in Queens, and Wilfredo Florentino for New York City Council District 42 in Brooklyn’s East New York community. 

Felicia is a teacher, a daughter of working class immigrants, and a lifelong resident of District 32. She is running to champion education, climate action, housing justice, and more. Although the district consists of mostly democractic voters, it’s the last city council seat in Queens to be held by a Republican. Felicia is the progressive front-runner to flip District 32 from red to blue.

“Felicia’s campaign is rooted in her community. Her top priority is to ensure that families not only survive, but also live in safe, adequately resourced communities that they can thrive in,” said Jamell Henderson, New York City Board Chair. “As an educator, she can identify what our children need, and we know she will fight to make sure all students have equal opportunities. Citizen Action is proud to support her and we look forward to seeing her win.”

Wilfredo is a long-time community advocate, a U.S. Army veteran, and founder of the only theatre company in East Brooklyn. He has been chair of the Transportation Committee of Brooklyn Community Board 5 since 2014, and serves on various other community boards. He is committed to fully funding public schools, tackling food insecurity and defunding the police to reinvest in the community.

“I was born and raised in East New York Brooklyn,” said Stanley Fritz, Political Director of Citizen Action of New York. “It is a community that means a lot to me, and deserves the kind of leader who will be committed to its growth and development. Wilfredo’s candidacy represents the next generation of leadership for East New York, and we are proud to back it!”

Citizen Action of New York is a grassroots organization with eight regional chapters and over 30,000 members across New York State. We work on issues important to our communities, including fair elections, equitable school funding, housing for all, environmental justice, and ending mass incarceration.