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Huge health care union endorses Vanessa Gibson for Bronx borough president

The 1199 SEIU union of healthcare workers is endorsing Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson for Bronx borough president.

“Vanessa’s leadership has kept working people in their homes and young people in school and jobs. She’s stepped up to bring food, PPE and other resources to the Bronx during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gabby Seay, political director of the 200,000-strong union, said in a Thursday statement. “As borough president, she’ll keep addressing inequities and making the Bronx a better place to live and work for our healthcare heroes and every working family.”

The term-limited Gibson, a Democrat, promised to tackle health challenges in accepting the endorsement.

“I’ll make sure we build back stronger and healthier than before,” she stated. “We will respect the work of our essential healthcare heroes and she-roes by providing improved working conditions and access to PPE.

“We will work to address food insecurity with access to health bucks, farmers markets, urban agriculture and working with our stakeholders to achieve universal healthy food,” Gibson added.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. leaves office at the end of the year due to term limits — he said he’s quitting politics as the borough’s political scene undergoes a seismic shift. Other candidates in the June 22 Democratic primary for Bronx BP include Councilman Fernando Cabrera and Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez.

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Source (Ny Daily news)

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