BROOKLYN, NY – Today, the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, a progressive LGBTQ+ political activist club, announced their endorsement of Jason Salmon for the New York State Senate. The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club is a citywide multi-issue Democratic club with a mission to secure human rights, dignity, and freedom for all people. The club’s endorsement reinforces Salmon’s commitment to uplift, defend, and empower the LGBTQ+ community.
“Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club’s endorsement of Jason Salmon was swayed by his in-depth commitment and history in the struggle for criminal justice reform. Jason’s voice, activism, and expertise is needed in the halls of our state legislature in the struggle to end mass incarceration and to secure the release of the elderly who needn’t face “death by incarceration,” said Allen Roskoff, President of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club. “Given Salmon’s progressive legislative agenda and impressive knowledge of the state legislative system, we feel Jason Salmon will be an instantly effective force for important progressive priorities and has earned our club’s endorsement.”
“For over a decade, the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club has been fighting and elevating the voices of the LGBTQ+ community in New York City. Today, I am honored to receive their endorsement,” said Jason Salmon. “I have been an LGBTQ+ ally for years and have witnessed the disproportionate levels of homelessness and violence that the LGBTQ+ community experience, especially trans women of color. This level of injustice is what has driven my passion to fight for criminal legal system reform that includes ending mass incarceration. I have never been a bystander in the fight to expand and protect the rights of our LGBTQ+ community and as a State Senator, I will continue to take on this same fight to the halls of Albany. I look forward to continuing to work alongside the Jim Owles Democratic Club and their membership to ensure the inclusivity and equity amongst all individuals.” Jason Salmon and the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club share some of the same values, including ending mass incarceration, prioritizing universal health care, and expanding LGBTQ+ rights.
About Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, named for the legendary gay rights pioneer Jim Owles, was formed in 2004 as a citywide political activist club with a mission to secure human rights, dignity, and freedom for all people. As a multi-issue, progressive city-wide Democratic club, we believe that the LGBTQ community needs to be in the forefront of a progressive coalition to lead the way for economic justice, fighting racism on all fronts, human rights for all marginalized communities, expansion of reproductive rights and an end to mass incarceration.