Luke Henry Raises Over $72,000 in Bid to Unseat Silver

Success of Fund-Raising Efforts Shows Growing Support


Assembly candidate Luke Henry today announces that he has raised $72,590.00 so far in his campaign to unseat Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

"I am exceedingly pleased with our campaign's fund-raising efforts so far," said Luke Henry. "I want to thank our staff and volunteers for working tirelessly to get our message out to the voters in Lower Manhattan. The success of our grassroots effort demonstrates a true appetite for change in the district. We believe our strong showing of contributions is only the beginning of the growing groundswell that will ultimately unseat the Speaker."

The vast majority of donors to Henry's campaign made small contributions of $200 or less. "While Speaker Silver has massed significantly more funds, most of his contributions came from special interests and PACs. We believe that the voters who want change will not let the war chest of an incumbent so heavily entrenched in Albany stand in the way," said Henry. "Our campaign has been--and will continue to be--successful in raising the money we need," he added.

Silver's other challenger, Paul Newell, raised approximately $20,000 less than Henry during the latest filing period and almost $5,000 less overall despite beginning his fundraising earlier than Henry.

Meetup in Battery Park City

When: Wednesday, July 23 5pm to 7pm

Where: Meet Luke in front of Gristede's as we go to get gelato

Why: Enjoy Gristede's and discuss school overcrowding concerns which continue to plague our district.

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Meetup at Cafe Veselka

When: Tuesday, July 22 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: Roosevelt Park on the south side of Houston St. Between Chrystie and Forsyth Street.

Why: Join Luke to discuss the district's environmental concerns

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Voter Registration Drive

When: Monday, July 21 4:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: Roosevelt Park on the south side of Houston St. Between Chrystie and Forsyth Street.

Why: Voter Registration Drive

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Staff Appreciation Movie Day

When: Friday, July 18 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Why: Staff Appreciation afternoon to celebrate petition and fundraising success.

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Obama Outreach w/Luke Henry's Campaign at Seaport

When: Sunday, July 13th, 2-5pm

Where: South Street Seaport, Manhattan. Meet at the benches in front of Brookstone and the Body Shop. 18 Fulton Street.

Subway: Take the A/C, 2/3, J/M/Z, or 4/5 train to Broadway/Nassau, then walk east on Fulton.

Contact: RSVP to DFNYCer Merle, e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (replace -at- with @).