June 29, 2022 (Schenectady, NY)–With Election Day in the rearview mirror, Citizen Action of New York congratulates former candidate for Assembly District 111, Justin Chaires, for running a great race. His campaign demonstrated the popularity of progressive ideas amongst the vast majority of everyday New Yorkers, motivated many who have not been previously engaged, and had a meaningful impact on the race for AD 111.
“Justin Chaires was a phenomenal candidate. We know him as a long time member of Citizen Action with a deep commitment to dignity and justice so we were excited to knock doors for him,” said Deborah Rembert, member of Citizen Action Capital District Chapter. “From our conversations with voters, we know that Justin really connected with people across the region and inspired a lot of new voters. He’s the kind of leader we need and we can’t wait to see what he does next.”
Ahead of this election, Citizen Action of New York members knocked on thousands of voters’ doors and made thousands of phone calls to voters. Together, we are building grassroots political power in New York State. New Yorkers need leaders who listen to our needs and will take the fight for those issues seriously. We may not win every race, but every time we shift the conversation towards progressive policy change, we win.