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On Saturday, October 25, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic Candidate for Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul paid a visit to Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza to participate in a rally in support of Hochul and her campaign for women’s equality.

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, State Senator Annette Robinson, City Councilmember Robert Cornegy and Public Advocate Tish James joined the two candidates at the rally, hosted by the Vanguard Independent Democratic Association (VIDA).

“The Republicans are pushing a candidate for governor who does not support moving our women’s agenda forward,” said Robinson. “They want to take us back to the days when women could not depend upon their rights to make their own decision.”

“I cannot believe that we are still fighting for these types of rights for women in 2014,” said Hochul. “But we are standing shoulder to shoulder with women who fought these battles decades ago, and I am so excited when I see what the governor has done to take this message of women’s equality all across New York.”

“We work very hard at progressive measures that make a difference in people’s lives,” said Cuomo. “But this is a threshold decision that we are at right now. Because this nation is trying to figure out who it is. And this state is trying to figure out who it is.

“There are two different versions and visions for this country. The question for this election is not about a person. It’s about a vision and a banner and a set of positions and a direction for this country and who we want to be. That is really what is on the ballot.”


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