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  • NY Times; For City Council

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 | New York Times

    "The leader in this field is Mel Wymore, who in recent years has headed the local community board and the West Side Y." - 2013


  • Trump’s Lynne Patton Appointment is an Outrage

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Said Mel, “Lynne Patton is fundamentally unqualified. This is an insult NYCHA residents and all New Yorkers. I have visited every NYCHA apartment on the Upper West Side, and each of them needs repair. London’s recent public housing catastrophe makes it clear that lives are on the line.



  • Pulse Shooting Anniversary Statement

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    Said Wymore, “LGBT people have had to suppress the most life-giving aspects of our identities or face ridicule, exclusion and violence. Despite recent victories, the LGBT community—particularly LGBT people of color—face elevated and rising levels of violence. Anti-LGBT extremist groups empowered by Donald Trump and other bigots now form a plurality of hate groups tracked by the Southern Poverty Law Center.


  • Mel Wymore Criticizes Weak School Integration Plan

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    New York City Council candidate Mel Wymore today criticized the city’s new integration blueprint for not going far enough to reform the city’s segregated schools. Wymore also criticized the plan for its failure to address fundamental issues. As reported by Politico, the plan doesn’t use the words “integration” or “desegregation.”


  • Mel Wymore Comments on New UWS Development

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    New York City Council candidate Mel Wymore today commented on the news that Extell Development is assembling an Upper West Side development site at the southwest corner of West 96th Street and Broadway. As part of that deal, the building which houses the Gristedes supermarket at 262 West 96th Street will be demolished. It would be replaced by a far larger building.


  • Mel Wymore Will Run Fully-Funded Campaign

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    New York City Council candidate Mel Wymore will run a fully-funded 2017 primary campaign in the 6th District. Mel already has raised 97% ($177,365) of the $182,000 maximum allowable to spend in the primary election. The campaign is continuing to receive contributions from supporters on the Upper West Side and expects to reach the $182,000 limit soon.


  • Mel Leads the Fight at 200 Amsterdam

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    Last week New York City Council candidate Mel Wymore spoke at an organizing meeting to resist 200 Amsterdam, which is three times the height of surrounding tall buildings and would be the tallest building on the Upper West Side. Mel, the former Chair of Community Board 7 and a former Board Member of Landmark West, has a decades-long record of successful advocacy against irresponsible development.


  • Mel Wymore Comments on Mark Green

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    Today, New York City Council candidate Mel Wymore applauded the work of activists and concerned citizens who successfully pressured Mark Green to withdraw his nomination as Army secretary. Green sponsored legislation in Tennessee which would allow discrimination against LGBTQ Americans, and said that “if you poll the psychiatrists, they’re going to tell you that transgender is a disease.”


  • Hundreds Turn Out For Mel Wymore’s First Rally

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    On Sunday, April 30th, New York City Council candidate Mel Wymore held his kick-off rally in Verdi Square on the Upper West Side. Roughly 200 people turned out to support Mel, a sign of strong early momentum in the 2017 primary. Mel would make history as the first transgender elected official in any major U.S. city, and is running an aggressive grassroots campaign. Excerpts and pictures are below. Full video and additional pictures available on request.


  • Mel Wymore Responds to GENDA Vote

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Today, Upper West Side city council candidate Mel Wymore criticized incumbent council member Helen Rosenthal in the wake of the the New York Senate’s Investigations and Government Operations Committee vote to block S.502, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA). The New York State Assembly has passed GENDA ten times. The Senate, under the control of the Republican Party and the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), has not.