Gloria Steinem and Women for Quinn Launch Coordinated Effort to Make Christine Quinn Next Mayor of New York
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem released an online video today making the case for Christine Quinn to be elected the City’s first woman mayor and citing her commitment to fighting for every day New Yorkers. Steinem’s video is part of the Women for Quinn initiative and is kicking off a 40-day outreach effort to energize women and rally supporters between now and Primary Day.
In the video, Steinem points to Quinn’s ability to connect with every day New Yorkers, noting Quinn’s “biggest strength as a candidate is that she knows what it's like to live as a regular New Yorker… She understands how most people live because she has lived like most people.”
Steinem goes on to highlight the significance of electing New York City’s first female mayor: “Imagine how much it will mean to girls and young women, and young men too, to see that it's possible to have a woman in what is always said to be the second most important job in this nation.”
With just 40 days until Primary Day, Women for Quinn also launched a multi-pronged effort to energize female voters to elect Quinn. The effort includes online social media advertising, a targeted female GOTV effort, and a serious of community-based outreach effort to make the case to voters that the most qualified and accomplished candidate in the race would also be the first woman to hold the office of Mayor of New York City.
Quinn’s candidacy has drawn the support of women’s advocacy groups and feminist leaders both in New York and throughout the country, energized by the fact that the candidate with the greatest record of delivering for every day New Yorkers is also the only woman in the race. Over the last several months Quinn has been endorsed by NOW National President Terry O’Neill, New York City and New York State Chapters of NOW, NARAL Pro-Choice New York, EMILY’s List, the Women’s Campaign Fund, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, actresses Lena Dunham and Whoopi Goldberg, Liz Abzug, former Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger, former Congresswoman Liz Holtzman, the Dominican Women’s Coalition, and over 1,000 women throughout New York working to elect Quinn under the Women for Quinn banner.