Mark-Viverito endorses Espaillat for Congress

Mark-Viverito endorses Espaillat for Congress

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“Not a day goes by when I don’t talk to someone who tells me how their family is being impacted by Puerto Rico’s debt crisis,” Sen. Adriano Espaillat said.Jeenah Moon/for New York Daily News

“Not a day goes by when I don’t talk to someone who tells me how their family is being impacted by Puerto Rico’s debt crisis,” Sen. Adriano Espaillat said.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito endorsed state Sen. Adriano Espaillat for Congress as the pair pushed for federal help for debt-stricken Puerto Rico Sunday.

Mark-Viverito backed Espaillat’s bid to succeed retiring Rep. Charlie Rangel, a contest that pits him against Assemblyman Keith Wright, ex-Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV and others.

She also supported his previous, failed effort to unseat Rangel.

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“Senator Adriano Espaillat has always taken on the biggest challenges impacting our communities, and Puerto Rico’s debt crisis is no exception,” Mark-Viverito said.

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“Senator Adriano Espaillat has always taken on the biggest challenges impacting our communities, and Puerto Rico’s debt crisis is no exception,” Mark-Viverito said.

“Adriano has vigorously advocated for action since this crisis began, and we need him in Congress to end the relentless gridlock.”

The pols rallied in East Harlem for a plan that would let Puerto Rico, mired in $ 70 billion of debt, restructure the debt and provide humanitarian aid to prevent deep service cuts.

“Not a day goes by when I don’t talk to someone who tells me how their family is being impacted by Puerto Rico’s debt crisis,” Espaillat said.

“Many of these people feel like Puerto Rico is being abandoned, and that’s simply unacceptable. Congress must act now to prevent default.”

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