“This is a new day, a new district,” UFT Director of Legislation and Political Action Paul Egan told delegates. Espaillat is “a new voice.”
UFT Manhattan Borough Representative Evelyn DeJesus also recommended the endorsement. “Espaillat has been a friend to us,” DeJesus said.
She and others cited Espaillat’s work to fund universal prekindergarten, to ban standardized testing in kindergarten through 2nd grade and to ensure public audits of charter schools.
The state primary election is June 24.