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Calling Heidi Chain one of the
"cream of the council crop"
and one of
"the people who should represent you,"

The NY Daily News today endorsed HEIDI CHAIN in tomorrow's Democratic Primary for NY City Council.

September 3
Heidi Debates the Issues With Community News Group Editors in Forest Hills Ledger


The September 3rd issue of the Forest Hills Ledger covered Heidi's positions on education (school "overcrowding has to be a priority"), rezoning and overdevelopment (the Cord Meyer rezoning "was not discriminating against anyone...it was done to protect the historic nature of the community") and her reasons for opting out of the NYC taxpayer matching funds program ("I felt it was inappropriate to take public money during these tight fiscal times") during a recent candidate debate hosted by CNG Media in Flushing. The 60 minute debate is available online at

- BoroPolitics.com coverage of the debate
- YourNabe.com coverage of the debate

August 29
Come check out Heidi's Video Voter Guide Statement where she discusses why she is the best choice to be your next NYC Councilmember.

With the Democratic Primary on September 15th, we continue to be out in our community to discuss her positions and how she will serve you.

August 20
Heidi's Visit to One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center Covered in Queens Courier

In the August 20th print edition, the Queens Courier covered Heidi's visit to the One Stop Community Center (including a photo) to participate in the Richmond Hill's facility's NASA Digital Learning Network via videoteleconference along with local students. Heidi's support for community centers for seniors and after-school programs like One Stop's are the cornerstones of her campaign for City Council, and the local media is starting to take notice of Heidi's impressive track record of constituent service through her volunteer work and community activism in our neighborhoods over the past two decades.

 

August 20 - Queens Courier "Road To City Hall" feature on Heidi appeared in the August 20th special section of the newspaper, and used her performance in the QPTV debate as the basis of her answers. Stay tuned for broadcast information of the 29th Council District debate on QPTV in early September.

 

August 20 - Heidi was quoted in the August 20th print edition of the Forest Hills Ledger cover story on Congressman Anthony Weiner's town hall meeting at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills to discuss quality of life issues related to the Long Island Railroad's removal of a sound wall and vegetation from Burns Street in 2007.

Still, neighbors said the noise from trains’ horns has made life nearly unbearable. “I live about 10 blocks away from the tracks, and I can definitely hear the whistles,” said Heidi Harrison Chain, president of the 112th Precinct Community Council and a Democratic candidate for City Council. “There was a tremendous difference when they took the vegetation and wall down.”

 

August 13 - Forest Hills/Rego Park Times "On The Record" column with Heidi appeared in the August 13th print edition of the newspaper. Here are some of Heidi's quotes about why she is running for City Council to represent the entire district:

 

August 13 - Heidi was featured prominently (only candidate with a photo) in the August 13th print edition of the Forest Hills Ledger article titled "Katz seat seekers hit the Internet for votes."

"Petitioning success" one online status proclaims...that first proclamation of petitioning success came from Heidi Harrison Chain’s Facebook account, which has 38 supporters and links to articles about Chain and the Democratic candidate’s campaign Web site. Most recently, Chain launched a series of podcasts, including one from Aug. 5 that addresses constituent service. In a 60-second blurb, Chain tells listeners that, if elected, her motto would be “how can we help” and that she plans on having a constituent hotline open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “This is a great new way, a more interesting way, to reach people,” Chain said of her podcasts. “We could really have a way to explain to the voters what we’re thinking.”

 

August 13 - Heidi was busy in July attending libraries throughout the district along with police officers from the 112th Precinct to read to children during their summer break from school. Photos of Heidi hard at work reading to Queens' next generation of leaders at the Forest Hills Library's main branch appeared in the August 13th issue of the Queens Tribune as well as the July 30th edition of the Queens Courier

 

August 4 - National Night Out Against Crime on August 4th was a resounding success locally at the 112th Precinct event at MacDonald Park in Forest Hills, where Heidi received an award from Captain Christopher Tomola "in recognition for all her hard work and dedication as president of the 112th Precinct Community Council." Hundreds of local residents attended Night Out this year, and Heidi served as the master of ceremonies for the 3 hours of food, special guests and unseasonably cool weather. A photo of Heidi receiving the award appeared in the August 13th issue of the Queens Forum.

 

Three police unions endorse Heidi Chain

 

July 20 - Petitioning Success - and a THANK YOU!

 

The July 9, 2009 Queens Chronicle had a great profile of Heidi. The article highlights Heidi's positions and platform, while discussing her vast accomplishments in the community as a volunteer. "Chain has worked extensively for the betterment of the community," the article stated. Heidi concluded, "I understand the business of government and can make improvements to help all of us. ... I have a record of being a hard worker and I will continue to deliver for our community."

 

July Update - Click for more information

 

July 6 - Heidi’s interview in the Forest Hills Gardens electronic newsletter – July 2009

 

July 2 - Heidi's Guest Op-Ed on internet safety in the July 2, 2009 Forest Hills Times.

 

July 1 - Heidi Chain Declines Taxpayer Matching Funds - read more

 

Heidi is honored to accept the endorsement of Teamsters Local 237

Teamsters Local 237, representing approximately 30,000 active and retired members, has announced its endorsement of Heidi Chain for election to the New York City Council for the 29th District. Local 237 is the largest local in the Teamsters international union (International Brotherhood of Teamsters).

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Heidi is honored to accept the endorsement of the Lieutenants Benevolent Association of the NYPD

The Lieutenants Benevolent Association of the NYPD has endorsed Heidi. Per the union, Heidi has demonstrated a "strong commitment to the working people of New York City" and "her election will insure that the people of New York will continue to benefit from her professional knowledge and dedicated service." THANK YOU, Lieutenants Benevolent Association!

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June 19th - On June 19th Heidi Chain I spoke at the William Sidney Mount, PS 174 , graduation and congratulated the graduates, their families and the school.

 

June 18th - On June 18th Heidi Chain spoke at the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp dinner to honor the volunteers for their service to our community.

 

June Update - click for more information

 

May 25th - To honor our men and women who are serving and have served our country, Heidi marched in the Forest Hills and Maspeth Memorial Day Parades.

 

May 3rd - Friends of Heidi Harrison Chain Campaign Headquarters is now officially open - click for more information

 

Heidi is honored to accept the endorsement of the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

The Lieutenants Benevolent Association of the NYPD has endorsed Heidi. Per the union, Heidi has demonstrated a "strong commitment to the working people of New York City" and "her election will insure that the people of New York will continue to benefit from her professional knowledge and dedicated service." THANK YOU, Lieutenants Benevolent Association!

Click here to see Heidi’s endorsements