PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FEDERATION

New York State
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
FEDERATION AFL-CIO
1168-70 Troy-Schenectady Road
P.O. Box 12414
Albany, NY 12212-2414
(518) 785-1900
(800) 342-4306
Fax (518) 785-1814
Dear PEF Member:
OFFICERS:
Susan M. Kent
President
Carlos J. Garcia
Secretary-Treasurer
Wayne R. Bayer
Wayne Spence
Barbara A. Ulmer
Vice Presidents
REGIO N AL
COORDIN ATORS:
Kevin Hintz
Region 1
Bonnie Wood
Region 2
John Prince
Region 3
Peter Banks
Region 4
James Moffitt
Region 5
Region 6
Tom Donahue
Region 7
Nikki L. Brate
Region 8
Vivian Street
Region 9
Sheik Nabijohn
Region 10
Jemma Marie-Hanson
Region 11
Constance Batts
Region 12
TRUSTE ES:
Ronald G. Brown
Kenneth J. Johnson
Maureen Kellman
I hope you have heard from your Regional Coordinator and Executive Board
member by now that the PEF Executive Board voted to endorse Zephyr Teachout
for Governor of New York State. Ms. Teachout is the Democrat challenging
Governor Cuomo in the September 9, 2014 primary.
PEF leadership interviewed Ms. Teachout, and she spoke at the August Executive
Board Meeting in Albany where she was enthusiastically endorsed in a nearly
unanimous vote of the Executive Board.
PEF endorsed Teachout for her outstanding credentials in advocating for the
working men and women in New York State. During her presentation, Zephyr
told the PEF Executive Board that she:
• Opposes consolidating state services and believes state consolidations
are just an excuse for privatizing facilities
• Believes in investing in basics – schools, transportation and broadband
• Believes in government accountability and using technology to make
government more accountable
• Believes in public campaign financing
• Opposes concentration of wealth by the few
Teachout co-founded A New Way Forward, an organization dedicated to structural
change in the political economy, and she was the first National Director of the
Sunlight Foundation, a group that advocated for open government globally.
Teachout is a constitutional and property law professor at Fordham Law School.
Her Lieutenant Governor partner is Tim Wu, a lawyer who has worked extensively
on the concept of network neutrality, an issue that has brought unprecedented
attention to the public’s interest in Internet carriage. At the Federal Trade
Commission, he focused the agency on rising competition and privacy problems in
the technology sector. Tim teaches at Columbia Law School.
To find out how you can become involved in PEF activities to support the
Teachout/Wu candidacy and any of the other candidates endorsed by PEF, please
contact your Regional Coordinator (see attached list). If you would like to become
directly involved in the Teachout/Wu Campaign, go to: www.teachoutwu.com to
Affiliated with the Americ an Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO and Service Employees International Union
get information about donating time, money and/or working on the ground campaign.
The PEF Executive Board also endorsed candidates in New York's state and
congressional races. PEF has identified some candidates as Priority Primary
Candidates.
The Senate Democratic Priority Primary Candidates:
Robert Jackson
Gustavo Rivera
Oliver Koppell
Tim Kennedy
SD 31
SD 33
SD 34
SD 63
Region 10
Region 10
Region 10
Region 1
The Green Party Primary Priority Candidate is:
Terry Gipson
SD 41
Region 9
The Assembly Democratic Primary Priority Candidates are:
Steven Cymbrowitz
Charles Barron
Francesca Castellanos
Rebecca Seawright
Marsha Michael
Victor Pichardo
Shelley Mayer
William Magee
Crystal People-Stokes
AD 45
AD 60
AD 72
AD 76
AD 79
AD 86
AD 90
AD 121
AD 141
Region 11
Region 11
Region 10
Region 10
Region 10
Region 10
Region 10
Region 6
Region 1
The Assembly Republican Primary Priority Candidates are:
Janet Duprey
Mark Johns
AD 111
AD 135
Region 7
Region 3
For a complete list of PEF-endorsed candidates please go to the PEF website:
www.pef.org
If you are unsure what Senate, Assembly or Congressional District you reside in,
please go to the New York State Board of Elections website at www.elections.ny.gov
and click on "Need to look up your elected official or district map".
PEF urges you to join your union in working to get these qualified candidates elected.
We know that only a finite number of people vote in primary elections, so here's
where we can really make a difference by casting our votes and encouraging our
family members and friends to do the same. The status quo doesn’t work. It’s time to
do things differently - to be bold in our actions. Organizing and working for
candidates, like Zephyr and Tim, who support the goals and priorities of this union are
vital to our political power to preserve our members’ jobs, the services we provide,
and to get the contract we deserve.
Primary Day is Tuesday, September 9, 2014. This Primary Matters!
General Election Day is Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
Your vote counts. Please get out and vote and encourage your family members
and friends to do the same!
Sincerely,
Susan M. Kent
President
Attachment
TO STAY INVOLVED WITH YOUR UNION, PLEASE LOG IN TO THE
MEMBERS ONLY AREA OF THE PEF WEBSITE TO UPDATE YOUR
CONTACT INFORMATION.
PEF Regional Offices
Region 1
Buffalo
Kevin Hintz
Wayne Bayer
Regional Coordinator
Campaign Contact
(800) 462-1462
Region 2
Hornell
Bonnie Wood
Regional Coordinator
(800) 724-5001
Region 3
Rochester
John Prince
Denise Young
Nancy Wolff
Regional Coordinator
Campaign Contact
Campaign Contact
(800) 724-5003
Region 4
Syracuse
Peter Banks
Nancy Wolff
Denise Young
Regional Coordinator
Campaign Contact
Campaign Contact
(800) 724-5004
Region 5
Binghamton
Jim Moffitt
Denise Young
Nancy Wolff
Regional Coordinator
Campaign Contact
Campaign Contact
(800) 724-4998
Region 6
Utica
Dolores Wojcik
Jeanette St. Mary
Secretary
Campaign Contact
(800) 724-5005
Region 7
Malone
Tom Donahue
Virginia Davey
Regional Coordinator
Campaign Contact
(888) 498-8532
Region 8
Albany
Nikki Brate
Pat Lavin
Scott Lorey
Regional Coordinator
Campaign Contact
Campaign Contact
(800) 342-4306
Region 9
Poughkeepsie Vivian Street
Elric Kline
Joel LeFevre
Regional Coordinator
Campaign Contact
Campaign Contact
(800) 548-4870
Region 10
Manhattan
Sheik Nabijohn
Jennifer Faucher
Regional Coordinator
Campaign Contact
(800) 522-8700
Region 11
Brooklyn
Jemma Marie Hanson Regional Coordinator
Musa Moore
Campaign Contact
Omar Garcia
Campaign Contact
(866) 897-9775
Region 12
Long Island
Connie Batts
Musa Moore
Omar Garcia
(800) 832-5284
Regional Coordinator
Campaign Contact
Campaign Contact
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