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State Assembly Candidate Alabi Endorsed by District Council 37

Public employee union backs Clinton Hill resident for Hakeem Jeffries' seat.

Olanike Alabi has won the support of New York City's largest union of public employees in her bid for New York State Assembly's 57th District. The seat is being vacated by Hakeem Jeffries who is running for Congress.

, a life-long Clinton Hill resident, has been a Democratic State Committeewoman/District Leader for the 57th District since 2006 and works part time for retiring Rep. Edolphus "Ed" Towns.

"I am deeply grateful for the support of DC37," Alabi said in a joint statement with the union, "I understand the important role their members have played and have been proud to join them in challenging budget cuts, layoffs, privatization of public services and exposing the unfair and cruel labor practices of contracting out which undermines the labor movement and workers' rights in general."

With 120,000 active members and 50,000 retirees, District Council 37 is the largest union for public employees in New York City. Their members work in fields as diverse as lifeguarding, consumer affairs inspection, and psychology.

A statement by the union reads in part:

"Ms. Alabi is a dedicated public servant who has shown unmatched commitment to social justice as she has worked closely with our union of 120,000 members and retirees and the people of her community."

If elected, Alabi has said she plans to try to maintain rent stabilization, support funding for public schools, and encourage entrepreneurs.

DJ Welcome August 08, 2012 at 11:02 PM
"Ola" is a familiar face in Clinton Hill and the accolades from DC37, of which I am a proud member, are well-deserved. She deserves our support. I wish you all the luck in the world with your political future and endeavors! DJ Welcome
Joe Gonzalez August 08, 2012 at 11:40 PM
I want to know WHEN & WHERE will Ms. Alabi and Mr. Walter Mosley will hold a debate--on the issues relative to Green Hill? One, state if they support legalizing marijuana and selling it in stores along side of the alcohol and tobacco. Two, state should drinking alcohol in public be legal. Three, state specifically, the things they did to improve conditions in area NYCHA housing projects. Four, state if they support the ongoing"Greenstreets" project which is ripping up a perfectly good strip of sidewalk on the north side of Lafayette Avenue between St. James Place & Classon Avenue. Five, state who they are supporting for Mayor, Comptroller and Public Advocate in next year's election cycle. Six, state if they believe that the USA government securing the borders from trespassers & drug dealers will result in lower crime in Brooklyn. I require both Ms. Alabi & Mr. Mosley to answer each of these questions in a posted reply below so the voters will know their positions. FAILURE TO ANSWER EACH QUESTION MIGHT RESULT IN VOTERS IGNORING THAT CANDIDATE.

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