Brooklyn, New York: Kevin Peter Carroll, candidate for the 43rd City Council District, is pleased to announce that he received the endorsement of both the 504 Democratic Club and the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City.
The 504 Democratic Club is a NYC-based coalition of Democrats working towards inclusion of people with disabilities in the political and social fabric of society.
The Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City was founded in 1986 as the first and only citywide LGBT Democratic organization in New York City; the organization advocates for legislation that guarantees equality and fairness for the LGBT community.
“I am so grateful to have received the endorsement of both the 504 Democratic Club and the Stonewall Democrats,” said Kevin Peter Carroll. “These endorsements are particularly meaningful to me. As an openly gay man, I understand firsthand the fight for acceptance still facing the LGBTQ community. As the son of a woman who relies on a wheelchair, I understand firsthand the steep challenges disabled individuals face every day just trying to engage in everyday activities. As Council Member, I will work tirelessly to ensure the needs of both communities are well represented in City Hall.”
“Kevin is extremely conscious and aware of the need for improved accessibility,” said Edith M. Prentiss, President of the 504 Democratic Club. “We believe he will serve all members of the community and will help address the needs of seniors and people with disabilities.”
“The Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City (SDNYC) is proud to endorse Kevin Peter Carroll,” said SDNYC President Rose Christ. “In today’s challenging political environment, SDNYC’s work to advance the priorities of NYC’s LGBT community is more important than ever and it is critical that we elect candidates like Kevin, who are committed to joining us in the fight for equality and fairness for all LGBT New Yorkers.”
“From helping store owners learn how to make their shops more accessible, to ensuring workers are free from discrimination because of who they love, I look forward to continuing to help ensure that New York City is a place that is truly welcoming to everyone,” Carroll continued.