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Congressman Ed Towns endorses Barron for Congress

Posted by Admin On June - 7 - 2012

By Amadi Ajamu


Brooklyn, NY (BlackNews.com) — At a press conference, Congressman Edolphus Towns announced his endorsement of NYC Councilman Charles Barron in the race for the right to represent the 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn. The newly drawn district encompasses much of the 10th C.D. which Congressman Towns currently represents. Mr. Towns announced last month that he will not seek re-election.

The Charles Barron for Congress Campaign Headquarters on New Lots Avenue in East New York Brooklyn was filled with news reporters, photographers, and supporters as Congressman Ed Towns solidified his support for Councilman Charles Barron.

“Let me begin by saying, so there is no question; I’m endorsing Councilman Barron for Congressional District 8,” Towns declared. The crowd erupted and began to chant “Charles Barron for Congress!” Towns continued, “One might ask the question why? Well I’m glad you asked the question. We need a strong voice in Washington DC. A person that’s independent, and is going to tell it like it is. I’ve had the opportunity to work on several issues with Councilman Barron.

“When we worked on Starrett City, there is no question about it, if it wasn’t for the Councilman making certain that I was aware of all the information, a lot of people in Starrett City would’ve had to live in fear. But as a result of our actions, the people know that even if Starrett City is sold, they would still be able to remain in Starrett City.”

“We need to have someone that’s going to be involved in a direct fashion. None of this wishy-washy stuff. Talking one thing in this neighborhood and another thing in that one. We need to have somebody that’s going to look at the facts and tell it like it is because that’s the way it is.”

“I’ve come today to join with Councilman Barron who will soon be Congressman Barron. So Councilman, I am here, my entire organization, and everything I have will go into the 8th Congressional District.”

Councilman Barron replied, “I would like to say on behalf of all of us in the 8th Congressional District, having the Congressman’s endorsement, we are honored. We accept it with honor, and what better person can we have, than one who has been around here for thirty years.”

“When I go to Washington he can help me navigate the waters of Washington. He knows the needs of our seniors, of our youth, of our working families in this district.Whenever Barron and Towns come together powerful things are going to happen.”

“This is a great boost following the District Council 37 endorsement. From DC 37 to Congressman Towns to Washington DC.”

Councilman Barron has represented the 40th Councilmanic District for the past 12 years, and is New York City’s number one Councilmember in building affordable housing, new schools, and new parks.

For more details about his campaign, visit www.charlesbarronforcongress.com

Photo Caption: Congressman Ed Towns and Candidate Charles Barron

 

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