After picking up major endorsements from Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Senator Roxanne Persaud this week, 1199SEIU announced that they have also endorsed Nikki Lucas to become the next Assemblymember to represent East New York, Brownsville and Canarsie. 1199SEIU is the largest union in New York and the largest healthcare worker union in the nation. They represent over 200,000 nurses and healthcare workers in New York City, more than 300,000 members in New York State, and over 400,000 total members along the East Coast.
“Nikki Lucas is a powerful voice we need in Albany. She shares 1199SEIU’s values of “Quality Healthcare and Good Jobs for All” and our vision for a better New York. I know she’ll do everything she can to make sure healthcare workers aren’t left behind as we emerge from the pandemic,” said Dell Smitherman, 1199SEIU Downstate Political Director.
“I am honored to receive this endorsement from 1199SEIU. I will stand shoulder to shoulder with nurses and healthcare workers as we fight for better paying jobs, increase access to healthcare in our communities and ensure our frontline workers are safe on the job,” said Nikki Lucas.
Many people might not realize it but there is a very important Special Election on Tuesday February 15, 2022, to fill the open Assembly Seat in the 60th District, covering East New York, Starrett City, Brownsville and Canarsie. This is going to be the first time in decades that the seat will not be filled by either Charles or Inez Barron, which guarantees that there will be change in the District. Nikki Lucas is the official Democratic Nominee in the race.
Lucas is a 30-year resident of Starrett City and a staunch community advocate for residents of East New York, the surrounding neighborhoods of East New York, Starrett City, Brownsville, Canarsie, and many other neighborhoods across New York City.
She is the former Female Democratic State Committee Member in the 60th New York State Assembly District, and the founder of the People First Democratic Club, and the People First Education Fund.