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Daily News: Huge health care union endorses Vanessa Gibson for Bronx borough president

“Vanessa’s leadership has kept working people in their homes and young people in school and jobs. She’s stepped up to bring food, PPE and other resources to the Bronx during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gabby Seay, political director of the 200,000-strong union, said in a Thursday statement. “As borough president, she’ll keep addressing inequities and making the Bronx a better place to live and work for our healthcare heroes and every working family.”

Amsterdam News: Unions unveil more endorsements in political races

SEIU 32BJ officials announced its endorsement of New York City Council Member Vanessa Gibson for Bronx borough president. Union president Kyle Bragg said that her track record of fighting for the downtrodden was enough to sway their endorsements.

Bronx Times: Gibson and advocates host rally to denounce violence against Asian-Americans

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, Congressman Ritchie Torres and community organizations and advocates held a “Stop the Hate Rally” on April 7 in support of the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the Bronx. Gibson stressed that she is tired of seeing Asian people assaulted, spat on and live in fear. “We all have an expectation to be safe on the streets,” Gibson stated. “It pains me when I see people that are victims of racism and hate.”

Amsterdam News: UFT endorses Vanessa Gibson for Bronx borough president

The United Federation of Teachers has decided that a council member is the one to lead the Bronx.

Last week, the union endorsed current New York City Council Member Vanessa Gibson for Bronx borough president.

Norwood News: Democratic Club Advocating for People with Disabilities Announces Slew of Endorsements

In the Bronx, the club endorsed Vanessa L. Gibson, who currently represents the 16th City Council district, for the position of Bronx borough president. Mike Schweinsburg, who is president of the club, said Gibson has been a staunch advocate for the disabled community throughout her time in office, and has always worked to promote inclusion in the Bronx.

Norwood News: City Comptroller & Bronx BP Races: Four Candidates Cross-Endorse Each Other

On March 12, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson endorsed fellow council member, Vanessa Gibson, for Bronx borough president, since incumbent, Ruben Díaz Jr., announced last year he was not seeking re-election. Gibson endorsed Johnson for the position of city comptroller.

Riverdale Press: More endorsements make their way in

For the June primary, Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson has picked up some support for her bid to succeed Ruben Diaz Jr., as Bronx borough president. Gibson has earned the endorsement of city public advocate Jumaane Williams. “Having worked with her on the city council, I know she’s what the Bronx needs to help address disparities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic,” Williams said, in a release.

News 12: Extended interview with Bronx borough president candidate Vanessa Gibson

Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson joined News 12 for a discussion on a range of issues, including top priorities, reaction to the allegations against Gov. Cuomo, and more.

Norwood News: Gibson Honored by Crain’s New York Business, Gets Backing of Torres, Vacca in BP Race

The honor from Crain’s comes on the heels of two recent endorsements this week of the councilwoman’s candidacy for borough president, the first from Congressman and former Councilman, Ritchie Torres, who currently represents New York’s 15th congressional district, and the second from former Councilman James Vacca, who represented the City’s 13th Council District from 2006 to 2017.

Norwood News: Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson Formally Kicks Off Borough Presidency Campaign Launch

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson formally kicked off her campaign launch for the Bronx borough presidency on Thursday, Dec. 17, issuing a press release in both English and Spanish to confirm the news.

Daily News: Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson set to kick off Bronx borough president run

Getting the Bronx back on its feet as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc will be all about employment, Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson says as she looks to officially launch her campaign for Bronx borough president this week.

City & State: The end of the Bronx boys’ club

She wants the next borough president to be qualified and committed to solving the borough’s challenges, noting that among the most pressing issues for the Bronx is the fact that the borough has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. “If that candidate happens to be a woman and a woman of color, then I think it's an added benefit.”