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In public service: Reps. Jeffries and Clarke Endorse, Join Team Parker on First Day of Early Voting

August 15, 2022 Special from In Public Service
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Early voting started Saturday, August 13th in New York and candidates, staff and volunteers were out in force all across New York City.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and his team joined State Senator Kevin Parker’s team in the Flatlands area of Brooklyn to kick off the early voting period in New York. The goal of Saturday’s events and canvass were to educate and encourage New Yorkers to take advantage of the early voting period that runs from August 13th until August 21st in advance of the August 23rd Congressional and State Senate primaries.

A group of Parker and Jeffries supporters stand together. Photo: Office of Kevin Parker

While Rep. Jeffries isn’t facing opposition in his congressional bid, State Senator Kevin Parker’s re-election is white hot on the heels of endorsements from local Congressional Representatives Hakeem Jeffries and Yvette Clarke, as well as over a dozen labor unions, Planned Parenthood New York, Bertha Lewis’ the Black Action Leadership Coalition and others.

“When times are hard, it’s more important to have good people in government. This is why I am endorsing State Senator Kevin Parker for his re-election on August 23rd. I’ve known Kevin since High School,” said Congressmember Hakeem Jeffries. “He has the tenacity, the creativity, and the strength we need in our elected leaders. We need a leader to fight for us in Albany to build a Better Brooklyn. So I hope you will join me in supporting Senator Kevin Parker for re-election in the 21st district.”

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Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is planning to join Team Parker in the next week to ensure voters in the 21st District know Senator Parker has her support.

“I am proud to endorse my friend Senator Kevin Parker. Kevin has been an important ally for everyday New Yorkers, working with me on important gun control laws, bringing affordable housing and jobs to Brooklyn, and protecting the health and rights of women all across New York,” said Congresswoman Clarke in a video endorsement of Senator Parker. “When times are tough, we need effective leaders like Kevin Parker fighting for us in Albany. Let’s keep building a better brooklyn. Vote for Kevin Parker on August 23 in the Democratic Primary,” the Congresswoman continued.

Parker’s campaign indicated they will be rolling out additional statewide elected officials and labor endorsements over the next several days, and that they feel confident about Parker’s re-election efforts. Staff and volunteers will be working out of the newly minted campaign office located at 816 Rogers Avenue on a lively corner in the heart of the 21st Senatorial District.

For more information on early voting visit FindMyPollSite.Vote.NYC.

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