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Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Gifford Miller endorsed by Democracy for America (DFA)
The Dean-led organization (formerly Howard, now led by Howard's brother Jim) endorsed The Jaker's favorite NYC mayoral candidate today. Here's the text of the email:
Gifford Miller knows how to stand up for what counts.
A lifelong New Yorker, Miller won election to City Council at the young age of 26. Eager to make a difference, he hit the ground running to make every day in public office count, and focused on issues to make the city more livable: strong schools, better health care, reliable transportation, and living wages for honest work.
His determination and hard work paid off. In 2002, his colleagues chose him for the council's highest position -- Speaker of the Council. Since then, Miller has made improving the city's public schools his top priority. He initiated the "Education First" plan to end rampant overcrowding in the city's schools by building 23 new schools, rehabilitating hundreds of existing ones, creating 650 new school libraries, providing 136,000 new computers and constructing 670 new science labs.
Make no mistake: Miller has proven he can fight on the issues that matter. He's earned our respect -- and our endorsement.
Gifford is also running the kind of campaign that will change our country from the bottom up. As an early supporter of Governor Dean, Miller has seen the potential for political campaigns to grow and reach out to people who have never been involved or active. He saw that campaigns can change people's lives. That's the kind of campaign he's running and that's the kind of leader he will be as Mayor. Inclusive. Progressive. Exciting. And bold.
He needs your help to do that. Contribute what you can to take back one of the bluest cities in one of the bluest states in the country. Sign up to help. The Miller Team is building a block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood organization that will take back New York City. But we can't do it without your help.
We need progressive leaders like Gifford Miller to run and win. And at DFA, we need to demonstrate that we have the grassroots power to change America, one neighborhood at a time, one check at a time, and one action at a time.