Queens College Civil Rights Archives

Search

Search using this query type:



Search only these record types:

Item
File
Collection
Exhibit
Exhibit Page
Simple Page

Advanced Search (Items only)

Robert Rygor for State Assemblyman

Files

Title

Robert Rygor for State Assemblyman

Description

Election flyer endorsing Robert Rygor's candidacy for State Assembly in the 1990 Democratic Primary, prepared by the New Frontier Democratic Club. The flyer summarizes Robert's campaign as well as several of his prominent activities over the years.

Subject

Rygor, Robert
New Frontier Democratic Club
New York (State). Legislature. Assembly
Campaign literature--Democratic
Gay politicians--New York (State)--New York

Creator

New Frontier Democratic Club

Source

RobertRygorPapers.Box9.Folder12

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1990

Date Created

2014-09-23

Rights

This material may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). We welcome you to make fair use of the content accessible on this website as defined by copyright law. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

Format

Image
JPEG

Extent

222946 bytes
212486 bytes

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

New York (N.Y.)

Text

NEW YORKERS... WE ARE IN A CRISIS.

The number of homeless and people with AIDS is skyrocketing.

Censorship of public art, restrictions on abortions and evictions of loft and Mitchell-Lama residents could happen soon.

Our quality of life will get worse unless we quickly restrict real estate development and make headway in solving the problems of crime and drugs.

ELECT ROBERT RYGOR OUR ASSEMBLYMAN. THERE'S SO MUCH AT STAKE!
"As your Assemblyman I will never be afraid to 'act up' to get attention to our causes. I will be tough. I will be heard. I will get the job done."

A dedicated landmark preservasionist, a strong environmentalist and a leader in the fight to improve the quality of life in Lower Manhattan, Robert Rygor as a private citizen has made a difference in our community, providing creative, aggressive leadership.

Robert Rygor will be an Assemblyman on the cutting edge of issues important to the people of this most exciting, dynamic and diverse district, the 61st AD.

A human rights activist, a longtime community leader, a "new frontier" democrat, Robert Rygor holds the best prospect for progress on our social and community agenda.

NOW MORE THAN EVER WE NEED CREATIVE AND AGGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP. THE ISSUES ARE SO IMPORTANT. THE CRISIS SO GREAT.

THE RYGOR RECORD
President of Villagers Against Crime, Inc., called "one of the best organized crime fighting groups in the City" by The New York Times.

- Authored a $30,000 grant for the Senior Citizen Assistance Project which helped hundreds of tenants in the South Village and Little Italy.
- A public member of Community Board #2's Parks and Recreation Committee since 1978, Rygor led efforts to restore and reclaim our parks.
- On CB #2's Traffic Committee since 1979, Rygor is behind plans to insure public safety at our dangerous intersections.
- Founded "Save the Piers", the group that stopped the wrecking crane hours before the piers were to be demolished.
- Organized the West Village Youth Committee, the group that introduced the idea of interim recreation along our waterfront while the highway and esplanade are planned and constructed.
- Testified at public hearings in support of designation for Tribeca as an historic district, fought the Millstein proposals in the South Street Seaport and opposed another building up against Chatham Towers.
- Worked in opposition to rent increases at Independence Plaza, Westbeth, West Village Houses and Southbridge Towers.
- Petitioned to get the New Amsterdam Library on Murray Street, for a new post office in Battery Park City and a new playground by PS 234.
- Organized a successful campaign in 1974 to amend NYU's equal opportunity statement to include gays and lesbians, campaigned in Miami in 1977 against Anita Bryant, was the first person to bring the problem of AIDS to the local planning board in 1982 and testified for Bailey House.
- Petitioned in Chinatown for the pro-Democracy movement, marched in support of Poland's "Solidarity", in support of Israel and for more "glasnost" around the world.

---------
Yes, I support Robert Rygor's candidacy for State Assembly in the Democratic Primary September 11th. Here's my check made out to the New Frontier Democratic Club.
My name is ___. My phone is ___. Contact me. I would like to help support Robert Rygor's campaign.
Please send me information on the issue of ___.

RETURN TO THE NEW FRONTIER DEMOCRATIC CLUB, 338 WEST 11TH STREET, NY, NY 10014. CONTACT NFDC AT 929-5009.

Original Format

8.5 x 7 inches (216 x 178 mm)
Paper
Flier

Collection

Citation

New Frontier Democratic Club, “Robert Rygor for State Assemblyman,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/302.

Geolocation