YONKERS, N.Y. – Piedad Abreu, a Yonkers business owner and community leader running for election as Westchester County legislator, has received the unanimous support from the executive board of the Hispanic Democrats of Westchester.
“Piedad Abreu, a longtime community activist, has the right sense of priorities and the energy and ability to have a positive impact for change in the community,” said Robin Bikkal, founder and co-chair of the Hispanic Democrats of Westchester. “She has vowed to work to restore damaging social services and day care cuts while also working to create jobs and bring public improvements to the community.
"Piedad has a long record of community involvement in the city of Yonkers and wide respect from the local constituency. We are proud to support her and look forward to joining her campaign.”
Abreu, who has lived in southwest Yonkers for 23 years, is competing in a Democratic primary race against incumbent Virginia Perez. In May, Abreu was endorsed by the Yonkers Democratic City Committee at a mini-convention that Perez failed to attend.
Bikkal added that the legislative district Perez currently serves “has been neglected in every way by county government, and as it has a significant population of Hispanics and those in need, the district deserves honest and competent representation. Instead of addressing the district’s needs, the incumbent, Virginia Perez, has proved herself a Democrat in name only, as she has sided with Republicans to cut the social services and day care availability that her constituents need. We feel strongly that she has failed in her responsibilities while defying the compassion of her heritage.”
Abreu thanked the executive board of the Hispanic Democrats of Westchester for its support and welcomed its assistance.
“It’s time the residents of southwest Yonkers had a strong, reliable voice on the county Board of Legislators,” said Abreu. “They deserve an untiring advocate for their needs rather than a backroom participant in bad deals that have hurt our community.”
Last week, Abreu won the endorsements of the Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body and Civil Service Employee Association Locals 860 and 9169.
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