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Peekskill Democrats Endorsed By Women's Equality Party

Ken Martin, candidate for mayor of Peekskill, and his running mates have been endorsed by the Women's Equality Party.
Ken Martin, candidate for mayor of Peekskill, and his running mates have been endorsed by the Women's Equality Party. Photo Credit: Facebook/Positively Peekskill

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Ken Martin, candidate for mayor, and Kathleen Talbot, Vivian McKenzie, and Andre Rainey have been endorsed by the Women’s Equality Party for the 2015 elections.

The Women’s Equality Party was founded to advance a 10-point women’s equality platform in New York. Among other issues, the 10-point plan strengthens laws in New York to require equal pay for equal work, enhances laws against sexual harassment in the workplace and bars discrimination for family status and in housing due to domestic violence or a woman’s source of income.

“The Women’s Equality Party endorsement is a statewide stamp of approval that makes clear to voters that the candidates running on that line represent the best choice to ensure that the agenda of women and girls are advanced from Bethpage to Buffalo,” said Christine Quinn, former New York City Council Speaker and leader in the Women’s Equality Party.

“In Peekskill, women represent 52 percent of all residents and 25 percent of all homes are headed by single women,” said McKenzie.

In addition to the endorsement from the Women’s Equality Party, the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee endorsed Talbot and McKenzie for re-election. The committee's mission is to build a new generation of pro-choice women candidates, informed voters and political activists in New York. Their work is inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt’s example of leadership and her commitment to promoting women in politics and government.

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