Jumaane WIlliams is NYC’s new Public Advocate

Feb 27, 2019

I hope you were able to make it to the polls for yesterday’s special election for Public Advocate, which Council Member Jumaane Williams won with 33% of the vote.

Freelancers Union endorsed Rafael Espinal, Council Member for the 37th district, because of his dedication to engaging with freelancers on the issues that matter most, and the instrumental role he played in passing the Freelance Isn’t Free law.

We congratulate Jumaane Williams, who has a strong track record of advocating on behalf of working people in NYC, and we look forward to opportunities to work together to support freelancers.

As yesterday was a special election to fill the vacancy left by Letitia James, who was elected New York State Attorney General last year, Jumaane Williams will face a primary on June 5th and a general election on November 5th.

Freelancers Union will be paying attention. And going forward, we remain committed to raising our political voice and continuing to support candidates who have a strong record improving the lives of independent workers.

We need your support to do this. I’d like to invite you to participate in upcoming discussions so that we can map out our priorities in the upcoming years. Please sign up here if you are interested in learning more.

Let’s do this together!

Caitlin Pearce

Former Executive Director of Freelancers Union. During her 9-year tenure, Caitlin spearheaded ambitious union initiatives such as launching Freelancers Hub and passing the Freelance Isn't Free law.