EAGLE EYES ON: A New Brooklyn Political Action Committee
With hopes for a full business recovery in Brooklyn and all of New York City, the Brooklyn Eagle interviewed Gil Cygler, a small business owner and active Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce leader, who is now the executive director of a new political action committee called A Better New York for All.
Brooklyn Eagle: What was the genesis behind the A Better New York for All PAC?
Gil Cygler: It really was born out of months of discussions with small business owners and community leaders from across Brooklyn looking to have a voice in this year’s elections. It finally got to the point where we saw no one else was going to do it, so we set one up, and the response has been pretty overwhelming.
Brooklyn Eagle: What are the issues the PAC is looking to discuss?
Gil Cygler: Listen, everyone we have talked with these past several months have some real concerns about the current and future business climate in the city. Responsibly opening the economy back up, and creating a clean and safe city that will see tourists return and spend money is going to be hugely important to our recovery.
Brooklyn Eagle: Have you decided which candidates you’ll be aligning with or supporting?
Gil Cygler: Our members want pro-business and public safety candidates to lead New York City into a strong recovery for every New Yorker. We are supporting Eric Adams for Mayor and Robert Cornegy for Brooklyn Borough President. Both Eric and Robert are very smart guys, with strong backgrounds that we believe uniquely position them to understand the needs of our members, and will ultimately help make New York City a better place. We will also be announcing three council races in Brooklyn where we are supporting candidates.
Brooklyn Eagle: Will you be looking at other races in other boroughs?
Gil Cygler: I think you’ll be seeing us get involved in other races where we see there are candidates who will be rational voices in city government. I’ll break some news here and say we are looking at the 15th Council District in the Bronx, and possibly one in Queens. So stay tuned!
Brooklyn Eagle: How can business owners and citizens who care about the business recovery find out more or maybe get involved?
Gil Cygler: Most importantly we want you to get out and vote! But you can visit www.ABetterNYforALL.com for more info or to contribute to our efforts, and I think you’ll be seeing more from us between now and primary day.
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