New York Immigration Coalition Action Endorses Steve Otis for Re-Election to the NY State Assembly

Steve Otis Supports Justice, Opportunity and Fairness for ALL New Yorkers

The New York Immigration Coalition Action (NYIC Action) today announced its endorsement of Steve Otis (D, WFP, IND – Rye) for re-election to the New York State Assembly (91st District).

Steve K. Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition Action said, “The global pandemic has made one thing clear -the health and well-being of every New Yorker is closely tied to that of our neighbors, including the immigrants who are on the front lines of this pandemic and bearing the brunt of it. Now more than ever, we must ensure that our elected leaders are fighting for all of us, committed to fairness, justice and opportunity for all regardless of immigration status. We are proud to endorse Assemblyman Steve Otis (91st AD) who has worked with our Westchester partners on education, legal and human service issues for many years. We look forward to working with him in the next session to protect and provide relief – for immigrant and all New Yorkers.”

In commenting on the endorsement Assemblyman Otis stated, “I appreciate the endorsement of NYIC Action and their advocacy on issues of importance to Westchester families. I am proud of my work with Westchester not-for-profits and school officials to support funding for ELL programs in schools, legal services, the Dream Act and the Green Light bill, policies that support the rights and opportunities of all New Yorkers.”

Steve Otis is running for re-election as Assemblyman for the 91st District which includes Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook. Otis is a member of the Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force and works closely with area not-for-profits serving immigrant communities.

NYIC Action (nyicaction.org) was originally formed in 2010 as a sister organization to the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), a 501(c)(3) coalition with 200 member organizations across New York State. In order to increase the political potency of the immigrant vote, Immigrant Action endorses candidates and elected officials who stand up for immigrant communities and against anti-immigrant opponents. Immigrant Action engages in targeted advocacy on specific immigrant-related issues such as legislative scorecards, pointed advocacy flyers highlighting individual elected officials’ stances, and intensive grassroots and direct lobbying of elected officials. Issues include in candidate evaluation included expanding our democracy, racial justice, health and welfare, education, and immigrant justice.”