HAKEEM JEFFRIES ANNOUNCES STRONGEST FUND-RAISING PERIOD
Jeffries collects over $250,000 in final filing prior to Primary in NY-08;
Three quarters of donations are less than $100
June 14, 2012 - Brooklyn, NY - Hakeem Jeffries today announced his strongest fund-raising period of the entire campaign as the June 26 Democratic Primary fast approaches.
From April 1 through June 6, Jeffries raised $252,659 from 1,217 donors. Of the total donors, 947 - or 77.8 percent - contributed $100 or less.
"I am honored and humbled to have the support of hundreds of additional donors over these last two months," said Jeffries. "Many have contributed $5 or less to support our campaign. We have talked to residents in every corner of the district to intimately understand the challenges facing neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. With the strong support and commitment of so many people, we will be able to effectively communicate our progressive message throughout the balance of this campaign."
Hakeem has run a strong grassroots campaign, working actively in every neighborhood of the new NY-08, where he has emphasized the concerns about jobs, housing and public safety that is shared by all of the district's diverse residents. To date, Jeffries for Congress has collected $769,544 from 2,447 donors.
Hakeem Jeffries has represented Brooklyn's 57th district in the New York State Assembly since 2007. During his time in the legislature, Assemblyman Jeffries has emerged as a champion for working families. He has successfully advanced a progressive agenda that has made a real impact throughout New York, including legislation to strengthen tenant regulations, protect the civil liberties of law-abiding New Yorkers during police encounters, reform state government in Albany, and facilitate the successful re-entry of formerly incarcerated individuals. For more information on Hakeem's candidacy, visit www.JeffriesforCongress.com.
Contact: Lupé Todd
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