New York, NY – With early voting in motion and the June 22 primary elections just days away, Citizen Action of New York ranked Mark Levine as our first choice for the Manhattan Borough President, and Lindsay Boylan as our second choice.

Mark and Lindsay are committed to fighting for racial, education, housing, and climate justice, among other issues facing everyday New Yorkers. After an in-depth interview, and given his track record of fighting for tenants’ rights and public health as a New York City Councilmember, Citizen Action knows Mark has what it takes to lead the borough through these difficult times.

“For years, Mark has shown himself as a tireless advocate that will not leave any New Yorker behind. He’s a proven advocate for tenants and worked with community groups to pass some of the most expansive tenant protection statutes in the country,” said Jason Salmon, New York City Regional Director. “During the height of the pandemic, Mark provided valuable information and fought for the well-being of New Yorkers. We are confident that he will use the Borough President’s office to continue working for Manhattanites and particularly communities of color.”

“For over a decade, I’ve fought for a more just and equitable New York City, standing up for what’s right even when it’s not politically convenient. So I am deeply grateful to have Citizen Action’s endorsement. Together, we can truly imagine a better Manhattan: one where children receive a quality public education, access to comprehensive healthcare is available to everyone, and every New Yorker can go to sleep with a deeply affordable and safe roof over their head,” said Mark Levine, candidate for Manhattan borough president. 

“I am incredibly honored that Citizen Action of New York has endorsed my candidacy for Manhattan Borough President,” said Boylan. “Citizen Action recognizes that every issue —social, racial, economic, environmental—is interconnected and that real progressive power comes from everyday New Yorkers. It’s time for justice. It’s time we have leaders, at every level, who are committed to listening to and addressing the needs of our most marginalized communities. As an elected leader, I will always speak truth to power, and I look forward to working with Citizen Action of New York as we transform society to work for all New Yorkers,” said Lindsey Boylan, candidate for Manhattan borough president. 

“Lindsay Boylan displays a tenacity in leadership and a hunger for change in the borough; her desire to incorporate the community intensively in the civic process is extremely important and in alignment with our mission and vision. We are honored to rank Lindsay Boylan as #2 for Manhattan Borough President,” said Jamell Henderson, Citizen Action NYC Regional Board Chair.  

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.