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Queens Gazette

Chin Endorses Catalina Cruz

July 18, 2018 | by John Toscano

Catalina Cruz, Democrat for State Assembly (39th District), earned the powerful endorsement of NYC Council Member Margaret Chin, a progressive leader for seniors and a champion for Asian Americans. Chin is the first Asian American woman elected to the City Council and the first Chinese American in the City Council to represent Chinatown.

“Catalina Cruz is an incredibly effective advocate for working-class New Yorkers, immigrants, and seniors,” said Council Member Chin. “I’m proud to endorse her because she’s an inclusive leader that knows how to bring people together to get things done. That’s why I’m confident she’s the right person to represent the diverse communities of Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Corona in the State Assembly.”

“I am running for the State Assembly to be a voice for the voiceless,” said Cruz. “Like Council Member Margaret Chin, I am an immigrant who understands that government is the only institution that can protect our most vulnerable communities. Council Member Chin has dedicated her life to advancing women’s rights, immigrant rights, and workers’ rights. I am proud to have her support and I look forward to building upon some of the great work she’s done for underserved New Yorkers. Our campaign is about creating a grassroots coalition of support from all parts of our community that works for our community.”

An immigrant herself, Margaret Chin was a founding member of Asian Americans for Equality, a group dedicated to empowering Asian Americans and others in need and she served as the board’s president for four years. She was also the chair of the New York Immigration Coalition, a policy and advocacy organization which works on issues concerning immigrants and refugees.