The PSC is proud to endorse Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate in the February 26, 2019 special election. Jumaane is a graduate of NYC public schools and CUNY He graduated from Brooklyn College with a BA in political science and Masters in urban policy. He was first elected to represent City Council District 45 in Brooklyn in 2009 and was re-elected in 2013 and 2017. Prior to his election, Jumaane served as director of Tenants & Neighbors, a statewide tenants’ rights organization.
Jumaane Williams is a founding member of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus. As a member of the Council’s Higher Education Committee, he was a vocal advocate for PSC members, CUNY students and the community colleges. He was a leader in the Council’s effort to end the city’s “stop and frisk” policing policy, and is the lead sponsor of the Community Safety Act, which created the Office of Inspector General in the NY Police Department.
PSC Legislative Representative Mike Fabricant, in a message to members, said that Williams’s “record on public housing and criminal justice has been exemplary as a sponsor of over 40 progressive bills as a city councilman,” adding that he provided “both access to decision-makers and public amplification of PSC issues at press conferences and rallies.”
Please vote for Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate on Tuesday, February 26.