NEW YORK – Today, former US Senator, Secretary of State, and Democratic Nominee for President Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed Tali Farhadian Weinstein for Manhattan District Attorney. This is the only endorsement Clinton has made this year.
“New Yorkers need a district attorney who can balance safety and fairness. Tali has fought for both her entire career,” said Hillary Rodham Clinton. “As an immigrant, a mother and a fearless advocate for justice, she will make history as our next DA. We’ve never had a woman in this very storied position, and to have someone with the experience, the determination, the commitment and the understanding of what it will take to run that office with a really effective agenda, I think will be a real game-changer.”
Clinton was the first woman to earn a major party’s nomination for president and went on to earn 66 million votes. In 2016, Clinton launched Onward Together, which encourages people to organize, get involved, and run for office, Onward Together’s goal is to advance progressive values and works to build a brighter future for generations to come.
“As a woman, no matter how much you do, there are those who try to define you by anything other than your accomplishments. Hillary Clinton showed the world that the only way to respond is by staying true to yourself and pushing to achieve even more,” said Tali Farhadian Weinstein. “Hillary’s career is an inspiration to women and men everywhere, including the more than half a million Manhattanites who supported her in 2016. I am honored to have a fighter like Hillary Rodham Clinton in my corner.”
Tali is also endorsed by Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15); Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-7); Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13); US Attorney General Eric Holder; former NAACP President Ben Jealous; esteemed First Amendment lawyer Victor Kovner and his wife, activist Sarah Kovner; former Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger; Jackie Rowe-Adams, co-founder of Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E.; Carol Bellamy; Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Co-Founder, Ms. Magazine; Asian American Police Executives Council (AAPEX); Hugh H. Mo Esq., AAPEX Chairman and former Deputy Police Commissioner of Trials; Virginia Kee, Founder and Board Member of the Chinese American Planning Council and President Emeritus of UDO; Kenny Chan, President, Overseas Fujianese Association of America; Fukien American Association; Xie Duan Chen, President, Fukien American Association; Keith Cheng, President, Fukien American Association; Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA); Robbie Kaplan, Co-Founder, Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund; Village Reform Democratic Club; Young Event Professionals.