ENDORSEMENT: Cornell Democrats & Cornell Progressive Democrats Endorse Lea Webb


CORNELL DEMOCRATS AND

CORNELL PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS

ENDORSE LEA WEBB FOR NYS SENATE


Grassroots praise for Lea Webb’s platform continues to grow


NEW YORK —Today, the Cornell Democrats and Cornell Progressive Democrats endorsed Lea Webb for NY State Senate. The organizations praised Lea for her demonstrated leadership and commitment to advocating for the people over special interests.

“Cornell Progressive Democrats is proud to endorse Lea Webb for NY State Senate. Lea is a dedicated activist and proven organizer who has pushed for a progressive vision during her time in Binghamton. Her platform on tenants rights, healthcare for all, and climate justice all demonstrates why she is the best choice to represent District 52 in the Senate,” said Jorge DeFendini, Co-Founder of the Cornell Progressive Democrats.

"Lea Webb is the type of Democrat we need in the State Senate. She is a long-time advocate for the people of Central New York and the Southern Tier, a proven leader and former elected representative with a progressive vision that will serve us well in Albany. We are proud to endorse Lea for State Senate and her people-powered campaign!" said Javed Jokhai, President of the Cornell Democrats.

State Senate Candidate Lea Webb said, "Over the past few weeks, we have seen the danger unchecked and absolute power poses to our society. Now is the time to elect Democrats who will fight back for the people wholeheartedly, no matter what. I want to thank the Cornell Dems and Cornell Progressives for joining our coalition and working alongside me to make a better Central New York and Southern Tier for all.”

The Democratic Primary is on August 23, 2022.



About Lea Webb


Lea Webb was the first African American and youngest person ever elected to the Binghamton City Council, and she is an award-winning activist who has been recognized as one of tomorrow's leaders by Oprah magazine and the White House Project. She has more than 15 years of experience as a Community Organizer leading efforts on various social and environmental justice issues; quality education, health care, access to fresh foods, and sustainable jobs. She has passed legislation supporting equal pay for women, the creation of a city-based human rights commission, establishing a city-wide climate action plan, and other equity-based legislation.


She has more than 15 years of experience as a Community Organizer leading efforts on various social and environmental justice issues; quality education, health care, access to fresh foods, and sustainable jobs. She has passed legislation supporting equal pay for women, the creation of a city-based human rights commission, establishing a city-wide climate action plan, and other equity-based legislation.


A lifelong Southern Tier NY resident, raised in a blue-collar family and proud graduate of public school, Webb is a first-generation graduate of SUNY Broome, where she earned a degree in liberal arts and sciences, and Binghamton University, where she earned a degree in neuroscience. Lea is now an educator at Binghamton University, where she develops diversity and inclusion training and programs for faculty, staff, and students to advance its goals of fostering diversity and respect. She is a national trainer with Vote Run Lead, training thousands of women across the country on how to run for elected office. She is a Co-Chair/Co-Founder of the Black Millennial Political Convention and a Founding Board Member of Local Progress. Lea was and was honored with the President’s Award by the Broome-Tioga Branch of the NAACP for her significant contributions to her community.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2022

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