A Record of Taking Action and Getting Results

Perkins_headshot.jpgA lifelong resident of Harlem and the first New York elected officials to support Barack Obama for President, Democrat Bill Perkins has been a tireless, independent fighter for the people.  He has built a record of taking action and getting results:   taking on the landlord lobby to pass NYC’s historic Lead Paint law; standing up to hedge-funders to fight for our public schools; speaking out early about the plague of rats on our streets; sponsoring the City Council resolution before any lives were lost putting NYC on record against Bush’s Iraq War disaster ;  and when no one else would, standing with the Central Park Five and against Donald Trump’s call for the death penalty.  He will be a Congressman we can trust to take on the status quo and the special interests and to be a voice for fairness, basic justice and the people of our district.



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    Perkins launches run for Congress

    Amsterdam News. New York Sen. Bill Perkins announced last week that he’s running for Congress. Perkins is looking to take the seat currently occupied by Rep. Charlie Rangel, who announced he won’t run again after his term ends. Standing in front of Schomburg Plaza, the same place that birthed his political career when he served as a tenant leader, Perkins said he’s running on his record of speaking “truth to power.”

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