For Immediate Release: October 30, 2001OUT PEOPLE OF COLOR POLITICAL ACTION CLUB ENDORSES
Contact: Joe Pressley, 917-543-1987
or Carolina Cordero Dyer, 718-415-0945
GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR
Willebrand, Gotbaum, and Markowitz Receive Club's
Endorsements at 10/25 Meeting
New York, NY (October 30, 2001) - The Out People of
Color Political Action Club (OutPOCPAC) held a
meeting Thursday night in Brooklyn to make its final
endorsements before the November 6 general election
and voted to support Green Party Candidate Julia
Willebrand for Mayor.
"OutPOCPAC is a nonpartisan club committed to a
progressive political agenda," said Co-President
Carolina Cordero Dyer. "Our members take their
independent and progressive positions quite seriously.
We were not swayed by arguments to do what others
consider politically expedient. We chose instead to
stand on our principles."
Willebrand was the only candidate who appeared in
person to address the club. She discussed her
background, experience and plans for the city and
fielded questions from the audience.
Democrat Mark Green and GOP candidate Michael
Bloomberg were sent invitations, but neither attended.
However, an OutPOCPAC member and Mark Green supporter
read a statement on behalf of the candidate.
"Many of our members were still troubled by the
Democratic Party run-off," said Joe Pressley,
Co-President. "For some, there are questions still
unanswered. That was undoubtedly a factor in the
In other voting that took place at the meeting,
Democrats Betsy Gotbaum and Marty Markowitz, received
endorsements for Public Advocate and Brooklyn Borough
Before the September 25th primary, OutPOCPAC made
endorsements in eleven other races, and continue to
support those candidates. The full slate is as
Mayor - Julia Willebrand (Green Party)
Public Advocate - Betsy Gotbaum (Democrat)
Comptroller - Bill Thompson (Democrat/Working
Bronx Borough President - Adolfo Carrion
Brooklyn Borough President - Marty Markowitz
Manhattan Borough President - C. Virginia
Queens Borough President - Helen Marshall
Staten Island Borough President - Jerome X.
O'Donovan (Democrat/Working Families)
District 2 - Margarita Lopez (Democrat)
District 7 - Robert Jackson (Democrat/Working
District 8 - Phil Reed (Democrat/Working
District 9 - Bill Perkins (Democrat)
District 20 - John Liu (Democrat)
District 35 - Letitia James (Working Families)