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Letter: Panepinto best choice for State Senate seat

Panepinto best choice for State Senate seat

Election Day is Tuesday, and control of the State Senate is at stake. Many pundits are calling the 60th District four-way race the “one to watch.”

My vote is with Democrat Marc Panepinto. He has received the endorsement of the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grass-roots environmental conservation organization in the nation. It is for a clean environment, job generation and economic growth from clean energy production, and it has chosen Panepinto as the strongest advocate for green jobs. At a time when climate disruptions change millions of people’s lives each year, New York has to elect leaders who look to long-term solutions rather than temporary fixes (it’s smarter and cheaper).

Another supporter of Panepinto is the Working Families Party, which supports an increase in the minimum wage, public financing of elections, the Women’s Equality Act, the New York DREAM Act and decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana.

I look to vote for people who will fight for a clean environment, economic fairness, women’s rights and racial justice. For me, that will include voting for Panepinto.

Richard Steinberg