Yuh-Line Niou Endorsed By Bernie Sanders for Re-Election in NY’s State Assembly

 New York State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou (65th District) has earned another major endorsement for her re-election, with Senator Bernie Sanders recently expressing his support on Twitter. 

In his post, the former Democratic presidential candidate noted Yuh-Line’s contributions to the communities that she represents

“@yuhline is a state representative in New York who came to the U.S. as an infant when her parents emigrated from Taiwan. With a career built on advocacy and community organizing, she is a lifelong voice for low-income people, people of color, and immigrants.”

The Taiwanese-American politician, who had earlier received an endorsement from Senator Elizabeth Warren, welcomed Sanders’ message of support with a post on Facebook.  

Niou is running for re-election as a member of the New York State Assembly representing Chinatown, the Financial District, Battery Park City and the Lower East Side.

In her current term, Niou has worked on improving the financial protections of consumers; securing funding for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) repairs, and supporting tenants’ rights advocates for better housing regulations.

Back in September, Niou expressed her support for Warren during the Democratic presidential primaries’ campaign season.

Alongside Warren, Niou also recognized Sanders as a friend and ally in Congress.

Aside from Niou, Sanders also endorsed a number of Democratic bets, including New York State Assemblymember Ron Kim, who represents the 40th District.

Kim became the first Korean American elected in New York State when he was first elected in November 2012.

Feature Image via Yuh-Line Niou

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