Key Endorsements: C. Virginia Fields by Gotham Gazette Staff, Sep 05, 2005 TwitterThe following is a list of endorsements for C. Virginia Fields for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York City from newspapers, civic groups, unions and other labor organizations, and politicians. It was culled from her Web site and from newspaper accounts and Internet searches. It is not intended to be comprehensive. This is also a work in progress. If you know of any additional endorsements, please email us at Newspapers Politicians Civic Groups Unions NEWSPAPERS Amsterdam News "Ms. Fields has been a hard-working, articulate spokesperson for the people of Manhattan and has done her best to spread her wings across the city in terms of her cooperation with presidents of other boroughs in making the citizens of each borough feel special. She is smart, fair and open â€¦. She has done much to bring the Black and Jewish communities of her borough together, often withstanding anger and criticism from both sides of that divide." CIVIC GROUPS Citizens Union "It was Virginia's passion for the job, her extensive record of public service, her ability to work with many different communities all across this great city and her willingness to find new ways to involve citizens in how the city operates that won us over." National Organization for Women New York City Women Building for the Future A committee developed by African-American women to support progressive African-American women candidates at the federal, state, and local level. Women's Campaign Fund A nonpartisan political action committee thatworks to elect pro-choice women. UNIONS AND OTHER LABOR GROUPS Taxi LiveryAssociation POLITICIANS Representative Charles Rangel State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson State Assemblymember Annette Robinson City Councilmember Charles Barron City Councilmember YvetteClarke Jeanne Shaheen, former governor of New Hampshire and Kerry-Edwards campaign chairwoman If one defines a politician, as the dictionary does, as "someone actively involved in politics," Fields also has the endorsement of: Robin Chandler Duke, former president National Abortion Rights Action League; Hazel Dukes, former president New York NAACP; and Faye Wattleton, former president Planned Parenthood Federation of America Â Tweet Editor's Choice Everything Dot NYC Council 2.0: Rules Reform Outlines Next Steps in Open Data Overdue & Over Budget, Capital Projects Roll On Comments Comment(s) The comments section is provided as a free service to our readers. Gotham Gazette's editors reserve the right to delete any comments. Some reasons why comments might get deleted: inappropriate or offensive content, off-topic remarks or spam.