Press Release

Vote Mama Founder and CEO Liuba Grechen Shirley Endorses Governor Kathy Hochul

Published: March 16, 2022

NEW YORK – Liuba Grechen Shirley, Former Democratic Nominee NY-02 and Vote Mama Founder and CEO, today endorsed Governor Kathy Hochul for a full term. Grechen Shirley applauded Governor Hochul’s commitment to expanding access to childcare and paid family leave and protecting women in the workplace.

“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of Liuba Grechen Shirley, who has empowered countless Democratic mothers to pursue and win elected office,” said Governor Kathy Hochul. “As the first woman and mother to serve as governor of New York, I understand the unique challenges facing working mothers and will fight every day for families across New York State.”

“The voices of women, especially mothers, have long been underrepresented in our government. Our perspectives have been missing from the decision making table, and our policies are a reflection of that. Governor Hochul recognizes that motherhood is an asset, not a liability,” said Liuba Grechen Shirley, Former Democratic Nominee NY-02 and Vote Mama Founder and CEO. “She knows that moms govern differently and that we use our lived experience to determine what we fight for in office. Governor Hochul leads with empathy, compassion, and with determination. She understands that our nation is facing a childcare crisis, because she has been pushed out of the workforce due to a lack of childcare. She cares deeply about protecting women’s rights, because she has also faced discrimination in the workplace. She is determined to build the best future for all of our littlest New Yorkers, because she raised her own family here. Governor Hochul not only has the professional experience necessary to serve as Governor, but also the lived experience that makes her the best champion for working families.”