The following is from HRC Regional Field Director Sultan Shakir:

For the past few months, I’ve been working across the state of New York, talking with our members in targeted state Senate districts about our Campaign for New York Marriage. The goals of the campaign are focused; to defeat state senators who voted against marriage and to elect candidates who support equality.

This weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting up with state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (Queens) who was hard at work in Bay Terrace campaigning for re-election.  Stavisky, who was a co-sponsor of the marriage equality bill, is running a solid campaign for re-election.

It’s been amazing to see the growth in excitement and activism since 2007 when I worked with our members to help elect Craig Johnson on Long Island in his special election.  From that tipping-point race to tomorrow’s primary, our members have been out in force helping to elect candidates who support equality.  Thank you to all of our members who are helping to advance equality and here’s to victory!

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