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Key Endorsements: C. Virginia Fields

The 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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 …. 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."


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.


Taxi LiveryAssociation


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


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