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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2021, 03:31:42 PM »
VOTE ALFONSO

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2021, 03:32:33 PM »
VOTE!!!

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2021, 04:49:32 PM »
Alfonso Quiroz:

I’m excited to share today’s big announcement with you: former NYS Senator and NYC Councilman Tom Duane has endorsed me on this first day of LGBTQ Pride Month! Tom was the one of the first openly gay and HIV positive members of the NYC Council, and the first to become a State Senator. He has a long record of advocating for equity and championing progressive values – all of his work as an elected official was rooted in striving to make this a better world for all.

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2021, 05:16:46 PM »
Alfonso wants the residents to be heard!

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2021, 12:57:54 PM »
Alfonso Quiroz:

Former Jackson Heights City Councilman and State Senator John Sabini has endorsed our campaign for City Council. When John was in public service, he worked day-in and day-out to improve education, health-care and economic opportunities in ways that would benefit everyone, including those who struggle to support themselves and their families. Those are the issues on the minds of voters in this district, and they are the issues that drive my passion to serve.

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2021, 06:41:10 PM »
Activist Valerie Bell Who Lost Her Son in a Police Shooting Endorsed Alfonso Quiroz for City Council

Activist Valerie Bell, whose son was killed by police 15 years ago, has endorse candidate Alfonso Quiroz for the District 25 City Council seat.

Bell, the mother of Sean Bell, said Quiroz will help reform law enforcement and keep communities safe in New York City if elected to the Council. She said she was proud to endorse him.

“I am confident Alfonso Quiroz is the right voice for the residents of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst,” she said. “Alfonso understands that we must reform law enforcement, stand up for justice and keep our communities safe.”

Sean Bell was 23-years-old when he was killed on the morning of his wedding day, Nov. 25, 2006, after leaving his bachelor party at a nightclub in Jamaica. Plainclothes officers fired more than 50 shots into his car after thinking his friend had a gun.

Sean Bell died in the shooting and three of the five officers involved in the shooting faced criminal charges, but were ultimately acquitted.

Valerie Bell founded Mothers of Never Again (MONA) following her son’s death and has been an activist for police reform for seven years.

“Valerie Bell shows her character every day by turning her grief over the loss of her son into action on behalf of other New Yorkers,” Quiroz said. “She has dedicated herself to ending police violence, which too often takes the life of young people of color here in New York City and across the nation.”

Quiroz’s platform on policing and criminal justice includes advocating for community-based policing, decriminalizing low-level offenses, ending the incarceration of people for low-level drug offenses and increasing funding for youth programs. He also opposes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) having a presence in local neighborhoods.

“We need to let the many good police officers in our city do their jobs and hold accountable those who abuse our trust,” Quiroz said.

The candidate has also been endorsed by former State Senator and City Council Member Thomas Duane; former State Senator and New York City Council Member representing District 25 John Sabini; New York State Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell; the LGBTQ Victory Fund; Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City and former New York State Governor David Paterson among others.

He is one of eight candidates running to replace Council Member Daniel Dromm, who is term-limited.

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2021, 06:16:54 AM »
earbears please stop

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2021, 09:52:28 AM »
 Agreed, but I think he is the best candidate. No one likes a steady stream of infomercials though.

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2021, 10:37:26 AM »
earbears please stop

thank you for posting this. i'm supporting Shekar Krishnan, and I think there are many wonderful candidates in this race.

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2021, 10:44:13 AM »
Endorsed by Shiv Dass

I was proud to have worked with Shiv Dass and his members during my time as Deputy Chief of Staff to the former Council Member representing this district. Mr. Dass was a fantastic partner, as he has always wanted what is best for our neighborhood merchants. I am incredibly honored to have his endorsement. Our immigrant entrepreneurs have made the communities of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst destinations for people from across the city, and country, and they deserve our support.

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2021, 01:20:27 PM »
well, at least the title of the thread makes clear this thread is now the press release page for the Quiroz campaign. ;)

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2021, 01:54:10 PM »
So Earbears... What's his plan to deal with crime, clean up Roosevelt Ave, and remove the stack of drunks from 82nd Street? Actually, do any of the candidates have a plan for this?

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2021, 02:04:11 PM »
how do *you* suggest we "remove" the human beings in question from 82nd street? Just for the record, i don't think i've ever seen human beings "stacked" anywhere in the neighborhood.
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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2021, 02:38:11 PM »
how do *you* suggest we "remove" the human beings in question from 82nd street? Just for the record, i don't think i've ever seen human beings "stacked" anywhere in the neighborhood.

I know you have a lot of empathy and I get that, but respectfully you don’t live on the block (I do). It has gone from 1-2 men to upwards of 8-10. And for the record sometimes they do sleep on top of one another.

The quality of life on the block is horrendous. The stench permeates even across the street. And, on more than one occasion I have stepped over a stream from them urinating live. It’s so depressing. So what do you suggest we do? Just let it be? No. There has to be some middle ground. These men need to be placed in a shelter where they can receive adequate food and have access to necessities. Living under an awning is not a viable solution for any of us.

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2021, 11:36:37 AM »
Alfonso Quiroz:

I am incredibly honored to consider Bill Thompson a friend and an ally. Bill has always stood up for all New Yorkers and never backed down from a fight. Throughout his career, he has worked tirelessly to improve education for our children, access to vital resources such as healthcare and housing, and, above all, to ensure that no one gets left behind. He is a man of strong conviction who I have long admired, and his support means the world to me

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Re: Alfonso Quiroz for City Council District 25
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2021, 11:36:37 AM »