The Four Freedoms Democratic Club (FFDC), one of the largest and most active Democratic Clubs in Manhattan, representing constituents of Assembly District 76, voted to endorse current City Council Member Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President at their January 21st meeting.
Over 110 members of the community attended the meeting, where all candidates were invited to present their vision for the Borough.
"Four Freedoms Democratic Club has fought alongside me to win important fights for democracy, like our city's new full public matching campaign finance system,” said Council Member Kallos. “They have also been crucial in winning support for building shelters for our homeless right here on the Upper East Side. This is a savvy democratic club and they know how to get things done. With Four Freedoms Democrats endorsing me for Borough President, I look forward to continuing our fight for good government, housing for the homeless, and affordable housing throughout Manhattan.”
“Council Member Kallos has been engaged with our Club since our founding and has been a strong advocate for our neighborhood,” said Four Freedoms Democratic Club President Jerry Ferguson. “We are excited to see Council Member Kallos expand his impact to all of Manhattan as Borough President.”
Council Member Kallos currently represents District 5, where he has helped secure funding for 900 pre-k seats for students, 550 emergency hospital beds, and the construction or preservation of 1,000 units of affordable housing (and 7,000 citywide).
On January 6th, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke of the four freedoms inherent to all mankind: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear.
The Four Freedoms Democratic Club seeks to extend his vision into the 21st Century and is dedicated to providing an active, progressive Democratic organization in the 76th Assembly District of New York State.