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PRESS RELEASE: District 27 New York City Council Democratic Nominee Nantasha Williams Announces Transition Team
Queens, NY – New York City Council Democratic Nominee Nantasha Williams announced today her District 27 City Council transition team, made up primarily of volunteers and community organizers.
“I am grateful to the transition team members who have volunteered their time and commitment to help the transition for my upcoming administration,” said Williams. “They represent a broad group of stakeholders and community organizers –each bringing a passion for serving our great City of New York.”
The transition team will meet periodically, provide advice and counsel, and help connect Williams to various communities and stakeholders across the District.
Franck D. Joseph II will serve as the Transition Director and Chair. He is an experienced government professional who is currently Chief of Staff & Senior Advisor for Borough President Donovan Richards and former Deputy Commissioner for the NYC Commission on Human Rights.
Amir Abbady is a Community Organizer & Political Consultant He currently serves as the Director of Community Affairs at NYC Health + Hospitals.
Avery Jones is a public relations events management consultant, specializing in media and digital communications, events, project management, and development.
Delonie A. Plummer, Esq. is the Director of Advocacy for Empower My Hood, Inc supporting students and families with resources for college planning.
Dr. Stacie NC Grant is the Chief Brilliance Officer at C & G Enterprises, Unlimited LLC, and Facilitator for the JFK Redevelopment Community Advisory Council.
Jamila Pringle-Fynes -is an experienced government affairs consultant on the East Coast for SPIN/ Ford Micromobility. She is a founding member of the NYC Black Women’s Political Club.
Jason M. Clark, Esq. is a Civil Rights Attorney & Co-Founder for SEQ Legal, providing residents and small businesses in the Southeast Queens community with access to legal resources.
Jermaine Sean Smith is the Associate Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and External Partnership at HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services. He is a nonprofit leader specializing in Advocacy, Program Design & Implementation and Performance Measurement with 15 years of Service to New York’s most vulnerable population. Jermaine also serves as a member of the Fred Wilson Democratic Club Executive Board and Alpha Phi Alpha, Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter, Public Policy Committee located in St. Albans, Queens.
Jules Hoffenberg is an organizer, producer and consultant with over 15 years of experience in the social justice and movement space.
Khaair Morrison, Esq is a practicing attorney in the New York State area representing public and private companies.
Kenya D. L. Townsend currently serves as a Program Director for a unit within the Mount Sinai Health System’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). Throughout her career, Kenya has collaborated with stakeholders in various community and nonprofit sectors working on school- based program implementations, medical education programming, health disparities and outcomes research, and disaster relief, rebuilding, and recovery efforts. Kenya is a long-standing member of various professional organizations including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Queens Alumnae Chapter (QuAC).
Manuel Caughman is the Executive Secretary for the Guy R. Brewer United Democratic Club. His resume of civic involvement includes Community Board 12 and as former president of the Brinkerhoff Action Association. He has served as a mayoral appointee to both the Jamaica Bay Watershed Advisory Committee and the administrative board of the South Jamaica Empire Zone.
Philippa Lee Karteron is the President and CEO of Galleria Noire, a full-service Art, Marketing, and Planning Company; specializing in exhibits, events, project management and development, public private partnerships, economic and workforce development, and empowerment. Philippa Karteron is a current Board Member of the JFK International Airport Chamber of Commerce; it is the only Chamber of Commerce on airport in the United States.
Tariqua Morrison, Esq., a Southeast Queens native and a District 27 resident. She currently serves as Deputy General Counsel for the Office of the Queens Borough President, Donovan Richards Jr. where she focuses on compliance, policy, and is a principal legal advisor to the agency. She previously served as Assistant Corporation Counsel, litigating on behalf of the City of New York and its agencies in personal injury and property damage claims in State Court.
Nantasha Williams will continue to announce appointments going forward, including a Transition Advisory Committee.
PRESS RELEASE: Nantasha Williams Receives Over 10 Endorsements, Backed by Numerous Unions
QUEENS, N.Y. – May 4, 2021 – PRLog — With two months until the primary election, District 27 New York City Council Candidate announced today even more endorsements from labor unions and organizations. DC37 AFSCME AFL-CIO, 32BJ SEIU, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, United Federation of Teachers (UFT), Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) and Liuna-NY all voiced their support for Nantasha Williams candidacy.
“Williams’s vision and ideas for District 27 are impactful,” said 1199SEIU Political Director Gabby Seay. “She is deeply involved in the Queens community and we need a councilmember of her experience and tenacity to fight for our healthcare workers and frontline heroes. We know she will be a great representative for District 27.”
“CSA is proud to endorse Nantasha Williams for New York City Council,” says CSA President Mark Cannizzaro. “Nantasha has a proven track record as a champion for her Southeast Queens community, particularly its most vulnerable families, and she is well equipped to lead District 27 through its Covid-19 recovery. We are confident she will empower school leaders to do what’s needed for their students and ensure that the city council focuses on securing the necessary resources to provide the high-quality education our children deserve.
“I’m honored to have the support of these remarkable public servants who work every day to support our healthcare workers, educate our kids, keep our community safe and plan for smart growth,” said District 27 Candidate Nantasha Williams. “It is wonderful to have the backing of the people who make New York City such a great community.”
Nantasha Williams is an effective community advocate and public school supporter,” said United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew. “We need voices like hers on the City Council to help our city rebuild after the pandemic.”
The latest round of endorsements adds more momentum to Williams’ surging campaign.
“Our campaign is all about people power and our community,” District 27 Candidate Nantasha said. “I am proud to have the endorsements of nationally recognized activists, elected and active Democrats in our state, including Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman and DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake. The district is vast and we are making significant strides in every corner of District 27”
Williams has also earned endorsements from leaders and organizations including United for Progress Democratic Club President Lemelle Sherod, Run for Something, 21 in 21, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club Women of Color for Progress. For more information about the Nantasha Williams campaign and upcoming townhall events visit www.nantasha2021.com.
Description: With Councilman Daneek Miller (D-St.Albans) among more than a score of city officials term-limited out of office this year, 11 candidates have announced their intention to seek the Queens Democratic Party’s nomination to take his place. (March 2021)
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Queens Daily Eagle Queens 21 in ‘21 endorsements unveiled, sparking praise and pushback
Description: An organization founded to correct a major gender gap on the New York City Council released its much-anticipated endorsements Monday, sparking praise and pushback from candidates and political observers. (October 2020)
NY Daily News ’We need more representation’: The ’21 in ’21′ initiative is to encourage more women to run for NYC Council
Description: For a city that’s more than 50% female, there’s not a lot of women on the City Council — just 12 out of 50 members are women, to be exact. An initiative created to change the status quo endorsed 32 female candidates in the 2021 elections on Monday, vowing to help see at least 21 of them into office. (October 2020)
Press Release: The Forgotten Children’s March, A March for Black Foster Youth to Call for Reform at Brooklyn Borough Hall on September 26th, 2020
Description: As new statistics from the city’s Department of Health show how neighborhoods in the Rockaways, Jamaica and Rochdale were ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, a number of Queens-based nonprofit organizations and community stakeholders launched the South East Queens Fights COVID Coalition Monday to connect local residents to pertinent information and resources related to the deadly outbreak. (May 2020)
Desription: Four hundred-fifty attendees ascended the towering Terrace on the Park ballroom for Schneps Media’s “Power Women of New York” Awards and Networking event. The event honored 44 of Queens’ top female professionals across the borough.
City and State NY 10 Queens Residents on the Rise
Description: Who to watch in the burgeoning borough (July 2018)
Description: Women’s March National Organizers, Nantasha Williams and Co-Chair Bob Bland sit down with Journalist Joy Reid and fellow panelist to discuss the government shut down. (January 2018)
Description: Nantasha Williams interview with Journalist Ali Velshi to discuss the one year anniversary of Women’s March (January 2018)
Description: Nantasha Williams speaks to CNN during the live Women’s March Power to the Polls Rally held at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas Nevada. (January 2018)