Up2Us endorses Andrea Stewart-Cousins in NYSD-35



On behalf of our membership, the Up2Us Board of Directors is proud to announce our endorsement of Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

Senator Stewart-Cousins was elected by her Democratic colleagues to serve as the leader of the Senate Democratic Conference -the first woman in the history of New York to hold a legislative leadership position.

We know that Senator Stewart-Cousins is a true advocate for the values on which Up2Us was founded.  She has demonstrated her commitment to public education with increases of State funding.  She has supported   workers by fighting for raising the minimum wage, cutting middle class income taxes, ensuring access to quality affordable health care and creating thousands of jobs in Westchester through the Regional Economic Development Councils.  She strongly protects women’s health care and reproductive rights, supports safer communities with the toughest gun control laws in the nation and combatting climate change through support of the state’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Up2Us was honored to host Senator Stewart-Cousins as a featured speaker at the second meeting of our organization. She also campaigns tirelessly for Up2Us endorsed candidates including George Latimer and Shelley Mayer.

She has done all this - and more - which is why Up2Us is proud to endorse Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and we encourage every Democrat in the 35th District to vote for her on Thursday, September 13.

Reproductive Rights Rally for Alessandra Biaggi, NY-34 Candidate on September 6th at Noon

Join Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion PAC & fellow pro-choice advocates.


Thursday, September 6, 12 PM – 1 PM

Entrance to Harris Park, across from main entrance to Lehman College, corner of Bedford Park Boulevard and Paul Avenue (Bronx, NY)

Hosted by Fans of WCLA PAC

The sitting president and anti-choice Republican-controlled Congress now in Washington DC are committed to stripping women of all of the constitutional rights to control our own bodies which were acknowledged by US Supreme Court decisions in the late 1960s and 1970s. The president's nominee for the US Supreme Court is an outspoken opponent of abortion rights and is committed to overturning Roe v. Wade.

WE MUST DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO PROTECT NY and that means electing Alessandra Biaggi as the next State Senator from District 34.

Alessandra is an outspoken champion of women's reproductive rights and a 100% pro-choice advocate.

When elected - unlike her opponent, the incumbent - Alessandra will dedicate all her efforts to the passage of:

  • The Reproductive Health Act, which will guarantee access to safe and legal abortion in New York no matter what the US Supreme Court does toRoe. Alessandra stands with the women of New York in our quest to guarantee all women all the rights that should be guaranteed to us underRoe v. Wade but are not now under New York State Law.
  • The Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act to give all women in New York insurance coverage to all FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and products.
  • The New York State Fair Pay Act which would establish that it is discrimination and unlawful to pay different wages to employees doing the same job on the basis of sex, race, or national origin. The bill would protect workers who want to ensure that they are being paid fairly, including prohibiting their employers from taking action against employees who discuss their wages.

For more details and to RSVP, click HERE.