Helen with LGBT Caucus Councilmembers Corey Johnson, Ritchie Torres, Danny Dromm, Rosie Mendez, Jimmy Van Bramer, Carlos Menchaca, and Jimmy Vacca.

Helen is proud to have been endorsed by Gloria Steinem, The New York Times, and the Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC!


Editorial Boards

Helen has earned the endorsements of all three of the Editorial Boards, she is the only candidate for office, including incumbents, to earn all three endorsements:

  • The New York Times, 2017
  • The Daily News, 2017
  • Amsterdam News, 2017

Elected Officials 

Helen is proud to have earned the endorsements of:

  • NYS Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli
  • Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
  • NY Public Advocate Tish James
  • Each member of the NYC Council LGBT Caucus

As well as:

NY City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
NYS Senator Brad Hoylman

NYS Senator Liz Krueger
NYS Assemblywoman Deborah Glick
NYS Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell 
Council Member Margaret Chin
Council Member Andrew Cohen
Council Member Laurie Cumbo
Council Member Danny Dromm
Council Member Dan Garodnick
Council Member Corey Johnson
Council Member Mark Levine 
Council Member Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Rosie Mendez
Council Member Ritchie Torres
Council Member Jimmy Vacca
Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer
Former District 6 Council Member Ronnie Eldridge
Former NYC Comptroller and Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman 


Advocates and Advocacy Groups

Helen earned the endorsements from:

  • Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC - Founded as the first citywide LGBT Democratic organization in NYC, Stonewall Democrats advocate tirelessly for equality and fairness for the LGBT community. 
  • The Sierra Club -  The nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, leading the charge to move away from dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and towards a clean energy economy.
  • Planned Parenthood NYC Votes - The political arm of Planned Parenthood, PPNYC Votes is dedicated to fighting for reproductive rights and supporting sexual health.
  • TenantsPAC - New York's largest tenant right's group, TenantsPAC works to give a strong voice to tenants and to protect them from predatory landlords.
  • 504 Democratic Club - The 504 Democratic Club is New York City's first political club to focus on advocating for those with disabilities, and works hard to ensure fairness and equality for disabled citizens.
  • New York State Immigration Action Fund - Working to create a political system that respects immigrants and listens to the needs of a diverse community and electorate.

As well as:

American Council of Engineering Companies
Community Voices Heard Power!
Empire State Humane Voters
National Organization for Women NYC
League of Conservation Voters NYC
Michael Moore
Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club-also citywide LGBT Democratic Club
Make the Road NY
National Institute of Reproductive Health
STONEWALL Veterans' Association (SVA)


Political Parties

Both the Working Families Party and the Women's Equality Party have already chosen Helen as their choice for City Council.

Organized Labor

Helen is a strong supporter of our city's unions, and is proud to have earned the endorsement of: 

As well as:

1199 SEIU
Amalgamated Transit Union
American Council of Engineering Companies of New York
Central Labor Council 
Council of School Supervisors and Administrators
Doctors Council SEIU
Hotel Trades Council
Local 802 American Federation of Musicians
Local 831 Uniformed Sanitationmen's Association

Mason Tenders District Council
National Association of Social Workers
New York State Nurses Association
New York UAW Region 9A
NYC District Council of Carpenters
Professional Staff Congress
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union
Steamfitters Local 638




Political Clubs: 

The Upper West Side is home to dedicated democratic clubs, and Helen is proud to have earned the endorsement of the Three Parks Independent Democrats, 504 Democratic Cluband the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club. The Jim Owles Club is considered the most liberal arm of the LGBT community.

Advocacy Group Scorecard: 

Helen was one of only five members of the Council to score a perfect 100 on the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club City Council Rating Report. She also earned a rating of 100% from the NY League of Conservation Voters in 2014, 2015, and 2016. 


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