NOW-NY Endorses Letitia “Tish” James for Attorney General

NEW YORK -- Today, the National Organization for Women (NOW), New York Chapter announced their endorsement of Letitia “Tish” James, Democratic nominee for New York Attorney General. Citing Tish’s long record of supporting women and advancing policies important to women, NOW-NY joins a growing list of women’s groups endorsing her campaign for Attorney General.

“As a lawyer, legislator, and tenacious community activist and women’s rights advocate, Tish James’ exceptional track record makes her the best person to be our next Attorney General. She has spearheaded reforms for women in the workplace, including paid family leave and equal pay, and she has spoken out to protect the rights of New York’s most marginalized communities. Tish never fails to speak truth to power, and we know she will continue to be an exemplary Attorney General for all New Yorkers. We are thrilled to support her because we know she will continue to be a strong champion for women and families across New York and will help move our state forward,” said Sonia Ossorio, President, NOW-NY.

“NOW-NY has been an integral force supporting and advancing women’s rights throughout our state, and I am honored to earn their endorsement. Now, more than ever, we need strong groups to continue moving the needle forward and ensuring our basic rights are protected. As the next Attorney General, I will never waver in my commitment to protecting women and fighting back against any force who tries to move us back,” said Attorney General Candidate Letitia “Tish” James.

Letitia “Tish” James has previously been endorsed by EMILY’s List, Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes PAC, Higher Heights of America, among other women’s groups.

About Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James
Letitia “Tish” James is the Democratic nominee for New York Attorney General running to fight for New Yorkers’ rights and to hold powerful interests, including Donald Trump, accountable. As Public Advocate, Tish serves as a watchdog over New York City government agencies and as an advocate and lawyer for the City’s most overlooked communities. She is a former public defender, Assistant Attorney General, and two-term New York City Council Member. In 2013, she became the first woman of color elected to citywide office. If elected Attorney General, she would become the first woman of color to hold statewide office in New York. A proud Brooklynite, she is a graduate of CUNY Lehman College, and has a law degree from Howard University School of Law.