YONKERS, NY — October 8, 2018 — Nader Sayegh, Democratic designee for the 90th Assembly District, announced today that he has earned the support of Moms Demand Action (MDA), a grassroots organization that focuses on gun violence prevention and gun safety. Born out of the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Everytown Survivor Network, is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 5 million supporters strong.
A good portion of those members are part of the New York State Chapter of MDA. The organization has an established record of supporting their preferred candidates with numerous resources and a highly successful political advocacy operation.
“I am honored to receive the support of Moms Demand Action,” said Mr. Sayegh. “I understand the integral role that parents play in advocating for the future of their children and the message that MDA puts out there is not just a relatable message but a necessary one. Gun safety is important and not separate from protecting the 2nd amendment rights of our citizens. They go hand in hand and our communities could be doing a better job of keeping our children safe, especially in our schools where we have seen gun violence terrorize our students. Gun violence has no place in our society.”
Mr. Sayegh has a long history of service to the community, particularly in the field of education. As an educator and current Trustee on the Yonkers Board of Education, this issue is one that he holds close. The schoolhouse should be a safe place for children to learn.
The Sayegh campaign has mounted an exciting campaign for the general election season. The support from the people of Yonkers and grassroots activists has been overwhelming and energizing. Mr. Sayegh heads into the general election season with his name on 6 lines on the ballot (WFP, Green, Reform, WEP, Independence, and Democratic). This latest endorsement adds to Mr. Sayegh’s long list of endorsements, including the Yonkers Democratic Committee, 1199SEIU, Teamsters 456, among other unions and local groups.
SOURCE: Campaign Publicist Peter Brown.