Rochester, NY – Citizen Action of New York announced its endorsements for Monroe County Legislature, including Democratic candidates Sherita Traywick in District 19, Rachel Barnhart in District 21, Rajesh Barnabas in District 24 and Dorian Hall in District 25. Citizen Action is also backing Kim Smith, Jasmin Reggler, Stanley Martin and Brittan Hardgers for Rochester City Council.

“I am proud to be endorsed by an organization that works tirelessly for the people and fights for communities where our everyone can thrive,” said Sherita Traywick, candidate for Monroe County Legislature, District 19.

“Citizen Action is making a huge difference on issues that matter to our community, such as education, housing, wages. I am honored to be endorsed by Citizen Action and the movement to fight inequality and injustice,” said Rachel Barnhart, candidate for Monroe County Legislature, District 21.

“My seminary for political development has always been the street through protest, but if there was a curriculum that I consistently took with me over the years it was from Citizen Action — a justice organization that mentors activists on effectiveness, melding revolutionary spirit with political reality. I am honored and grateful for their endorsement of my candidacy for Monroe County Legislator,” said Rajesh Barnabas, District 24. 

“I bleed Grassroots Organizing for Change, and Citizen Action Endorsement means, We Vote Together for Public Education, Affordable Housing, and Justice reform. Thank you for believing in me,” said Dorian Hall, candidate for Monroe County Legislature, District 25.

“I’m grateful to receive the endorsement from Citizen Action. Opportunities where individuals and organizations can come together to share a common goal are empowering and uplifting to the community. I look forward to collaborating with Citizen Action to make Rochester a city that we are all proud to call home,” said Jasmin Reggler, candidate for Rochester City Council.

“Citizen Action embodies everything I value about grassroots organizing and building deep relationships with residents and communities.  I proudly stand with them and I am extremely grateful that during this campaign journey, they stand with me,” said Kim Smith, candidate for Rochester City Council.

“It is an absolute honor to be endorsed by Citizen Action of New York. Grassroots movements are the key to bringing transformative change to our communities, and I am proud to stand alongside Citizen Action as we continue the fight for justice,” said Stanley Martin, candidate for Rochester City Council.  

“Changing the narrative is a job each and every one of us must commit to! I believe representation of lived experience outside of political normalities deserve a seat at this table. We The People Deserve A Seat! Endorsements like Citizen Action signal a coming together towards this all important goal,” said Brittan Hardgers, candidate for Rochester City Council. 

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.