Browde Receives Two Key Endorsements
President of Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Women for Change
Monday, February 24, 2020
For Immediate Release
CHAPPAQUA, NY – Kristen Browde, Democratic candidate for New York State’s 93rd Assembly District in Westchester County, has been endorsed by Dawn Dankner-Rosen, President of Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce, and the grassroots organization, Downtown Women for Change.
Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce President Dawn Dankner-Rosen said, “I’m endorsing Kristen for the New York State Assembly based on her first-hand knowledge of the business community-at-large combined with her vast experience as a small business owner. Kristen has a real sense of the challenges faced by local businesses and knows fully well what is needed to succeed. I am confident that she has the will and the determination to fight to bring innovation and economic development to Westchester.”
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of Chamber President Danker-Rosen. She is a true leader in driving the economic success of our community and creating excitement around shopping local. I look forward to working with her and expanding opportunities for our local businesses,” said Browde.
Downtown Women for Change (DWC), a grassroots organization that is dedicated to preserving and advancing women’s rights endorsed Browde, stating, “We are so proud to endorse Kristen for the New York State Assembly. At a time when women’s rights are under attack across the country, both at the national level and in the states, she is exactly the progressive leader that we need. Kristen will be a champion in Albany for women’s rights, where she will fight to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, and for LGBTQ equality.”
“DWC is fighting every day for all New Yorkers to have the nation’s strongest protections for women and girls. I am so pleased to have their endorsement and I look forward to working with them to make New York a leader in the nation where people are valued regardless of their sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or expression,” said Browde.
Browde, in addition to practicing as a lawyer, is the leader of two Bar Associations and has been a long-time union member and activist. She is a trustee of SAG-AFTRA’s $2.5 billion pension plan and a director of Equality NY. Both of those positions have led to her spending years working with the legislature and Governor to enact major legislation, including major amendments to New York State’s Human Rights and Criminal laws, as well as a ban on the use of non-compete clauses in employee contracts for broadcasters.
She is the lone woman in the primary race and possesses a unique skill set that will help her to work collaboratively in Albany with both Democrats and Republicans. Before she began her law practice, Kristen was an Emmy-award winning television news reporter and anchor. As a reporter, she developed a keen sense of justice as well as the ability to communicate the heart of any subject to a wide and diverse audience.
Browde has been endorsed by New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, the LGBTQ Victory Fund, County Legislator Catherine Parker, County Legislator Damon Maher, New Castle Deputy Supervisor Jeremy Saland, the North Salem Democratic Committee and the New Castle Democratic Committee, the home Democratic committee of Hillary Clinton.