NYPAN co-chair George Albro commented: “At first, this was a difficult choice for NYPAN, especially for those of us who have a long relationship of support and collaboration with Tish James on many progressive initiatives. But in the end, we, along with many in the progressive movement, felt a deep bond to Zephyr, who has allied herself unconditionally and out of principle with a growing mass movement within the Democratic Party, led by fearless new leaders like Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, who has changed all the political rules and calculations for the better.  Tish, on the other hand, has staked her political fortunes on an alliance with the old guard, like Cuomo, who has enabled the party of Trump to block most progressive proposals. In the end, the choice was obvious”.