Democrat District Leader Neeta Jain has released “Community First” her first ad of the campaign that is backed by a significant four-figure buy on Bengali and Indian TV. There are two weeks to go as she runs to fill the vacancy in the 24th Council District left by Rory Lancman. The Special Election will be held on February 2nd.
The ad highlights COVID-19’s devastating impact on the district from health to jobs and businesses. “We need strong leaders to help guide a fair recovery. Dr. Neeta Jain is a psychologist who dedicated her life to supporting children in our schools, advocated nonviolence to keep our streets safe, and fighting for better mental healthcare,” said the narrator.
“I’m running for City Council District 24 to help our residents heal,” said Jain in the ad.
The TV ad will be joined by a mail piece and caravan through the district. The mail piece, going to over 12,000 voters, underlines Neeta’s history-making candidacy to be the first South Asian elected to the New York City Council. The caravan through the district will take place on Saturday, January 23rd to coincide with the first day of early voting.
Early voting runs from Saturday, January 23rd – Sunday, January 31st and is occurring at three locations throughout the 24th Council District: Queens College, Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall, and York College Academic Core Building. Voters can find their poll site by going to https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/.
Dr. Neeta Jain has been strongly endorsed by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Councilman Peter Koo, TV Asia, the South Asian Times, Democratic District Leader Gurdip Singh Narula, the Himalayan Democratic Club, Rabbi Romiel Daniel, and Rabbi Moshe Saks.
A trailblazing activist, Dr. Neeta Jain is currently New York’s only Indian-American woman Democratic District Leader, an elected DNC Delegate for Biden-Harris, an accomplished educator, and founder and President of the International Ahimsa Foundation. With 30 years of experience as a practicing psychologist, Dr. Jain understands how to run a business while helping those in crisis. Dr. Jain’s long history of activism includes serving as President of Daniel Patrick Moynihan Democratic Club, Senior Vice President and Trustee of Hindu Center Inc., Chair of the Community Advisory Board of India Home, and former member of the Parent Council of Barnard College of Columbia University. She lives with her husband in Flushing, where she has lived for the last 30 years and raised her children.