Yonkers Mayoral Candidate Corazón Pineda-Isaac Earns Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

Official Press Release from Corazón Pineda-Isaac

Yonkers Democratic mayoral candidate, and current City Councilmember Corazón Pineda-Isaac (D-2) today announced that her campaign has been awarded the 2023 Gun Sense Candidate distinction by Moms Demand Action. The influential recognition signals Pineda-Isaac’s commitment to ending gun violence and creating common-sense gun safety measures as Mayor.

“I’m immensely humbled to receive the 2023 Gun Sense Candidate distinction,” said Yonkers mayoral candidate, Corazon Pineda-Isaac. “With guns now being the leading cause of death for US children and teens, such a recognition comes with great responsibility both as a lawmaker and as a mother. In my continuing to pursue reasonable gun safety policy as Yonkers’ next Mayor, this is a degree of accountability I willingly vow to uphold.”

In running for Mayor, the City Councilmember has made crime, gun violence and public safety one of her top priorities. In a recent OpEd published in Yonkers Rising, Councilmember Pineda-Isaac outlined her crime policy agenda to keep communities safe and take guns off the streets. The policy package included:

  • Investments to improve access to mental health services in the city
  • Additional resources for violence interrupter programs such as SNUG
  • Community resources such as community centers and after school programs to keep young people off the streets
  • Create dedicated units within the Yonkers Police Department for domestic violence, gangs and burglary
  • Ensure police officers have the training, funding, personnel and equipment they need to keep the community and themselves safe
  • Foster greater cooperation and trust between the community and the Police Department

As the daughter of Dominican immigrants and mother of three, Corazon Pineda-Isaac would be both the first woman and the first person of color to be elected as Mayor of Yonkers. Pineda-Isaac has also received endorsements from the Working Families Party, former Westchester County Clerk Tim Idoni, City Council president Chuck Lesnick and Westchester County Board of Legislators Majority Leader Christopher Johnson.

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