Newark City Council backs Clinton for Prez

Newark Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. announced today that he and all eight of his colleagues on the Newark City Council are supporting Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Ramos, who is leading the effort in Newark round up support for Clinton, is being joined by Council President Mildred Crump, Councilmen-at-large Luis Quintana, Carlos Gonzalez and Eddie Osborne, East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, Central Ward Councilman Gayle Chaneyfield-Jenkins, South Ward Councilman John James and West Ward Councilman Joe McCallum.

Ramos was delegate for Clinton in the 2008 nominating process, but voted for Baraka Obama during the convention after Clinton released her delegates.

“I was proud to cast my vote for the first African-American to be nominated for president on the Democratic ticket,” Ramos said. “Now, the time is right for the first woman to be nominated to run for president as a Democrat. Hillary Clinton is more than qualified to lead our nation at this critical juncture. We will work collectively to ensure she gets the support in Newark to win the Democratic nomination and eventually the presidency.”

“I am so excited about the candidacy of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States of America,” Crump said. “This will create a new paradigm for this country. She has a strong resume of proven leadership and inclusion. Her vast international experience is just what this country needs. I am confident that the people are ready for Hillary and so am I.”

“Hillary Clinton has a vision and direction to take America to a higher height,” Quintana said.

“I was a strong supporter of Hilary back in 2008 because I thought that she was ready then,” Gonzalez said. “After serving our Country as Secretary of State, she is prepared to be the Commander in Chief. I strongly believe that Hilary is ready for America.”

“I proudly endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States,” Osborne said. “Secretary of State Clinton has shown to be a friend of labor, a strong advocate for expanding the middle class, and making the rich pay their fair.”

“Hillary Clinton has national and international experience and understands the issues better than any other candidate running for President of the United States, Amador said. “As a lifelong Democrat, I am proud to support Ms. Clinton and will do whatever I can to make sure that she is the first woman President.”

“I’m supporting Hillary Clinton for President because we have and share the same values and commitment to breaking the cycle of inequality,” Chaneyfield-Jenkins said. “My Husband and I had the distinct honor several years ago of hosting our future President in our home. We had a opportunity see up close her true love for people and community.”

“The United States of America needs a President with maturity, experience and commitment to effectively govern during these difficult times. I support Hillary Clinton without any reservations that her vision for America is what we need now guiding us into the future,” James said.

“I can certainly say that Hillary Clinton has the experience to be an effective President,” said McCallum. “Hillary has served as Secretary of State, Senator from New York, First Lady of the United States, and First Lady of Arkansas. Hillary has never forgotten where she came from or who she’s been fighting for throughout her life and I know she will continue the fight to improve the lives of all of America’s citizens and she will in particular best serve the interests of Newark as we make unprecedented progress in jobs, housing and services for Newark’s residents.” Newark City Council backs Clinton for Prez