Bronx, NY (City Council District 14) – Candidate for City Council Randy Abreu announced today that his campaign has reached 75 in-district donations, according to campaign estimates. The milestone means that Abreu is now eligible to receive public matching funds through the New York City Campaign Finance Board (NYCCFB).
Powered by grassroots support, the Abreu campaign is the first in the Council District 14 race to meet the NYCCFB’s requirements for participation in their fund-matching program and did so after just six weeks of campaigning. The milestone means that any donation, up to $175, from New York City residents will be matched 6-to-1 by the City of New York – meaning that a $10 donation effectively becomes a $70 donation and a $175 donation effectively becomes a $1225 donation, respectively.
Reaching 75 in-district represents a boon to the Abreu campaign’s chances and highlights the groundswell of support that it has garnered within the community. Reflecting on the milestone, Randy Abreu said, “Before getting into the race to advocate for the urgent needs of my hometown community, I was told that getting 75 in-district donations would be one of the toughest hurdles to overcome. Though the median household salary in District 14 hovers around $20,000 a year, I am humbled by the support and commitment my neighbors are making to our movement. $10 can go a long way to ensuring jusitce, peace and sustainability at home - and it will. From the bottom of my heart and soul, I want to thank everyone from District 14 for showing us so much love just 7 weeks into campaigning.”
Randy Abreu is a progressive Democrat running for New York City Council District 14. Raised in the Bronx, Abreu – a young lawyer – wants to help give back to the community that raised him. Having previously worked for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and in the administration of former President Barack Obama, he has the knowledge and experience necessary to represent the people of Council District 14 at City Hall.