NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a liberal who is becoming a national voice on issues such as immigration, has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.
Mark-Viverito, a Democrat, made the announcement Wednesday in an op-ed for El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper. The speaker, one of the most prominent U.S. politicians of Puerto Rican descent, is traveling to her native island next week with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other New York elected officials.
“Hillary understands that we need to continue to drive our country forward and is fighting for causes I have devoted my career to,” Mark-Viverito wrote in the piece.