RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT FROM DOMINICAN NATIONAL HERO AND PRO WRESTLER, JACK VENENO
On the heels of the murder of Dominican-American NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia, Independent Candidate for NYC Mayor Bo Dietl traveled to the Dominican Republic for a whirlwind 24-hour fact-finding mission to better understand the issues facing New York City’s one million strong Dominican population. On Wednesday, July 26, Mr. Dietl started in Puerto Plata, meeting with community leaders and Mayor Rafael Hildalgo of Azua, the President of the Federation of Dominican Mayors. The discussions focused on the close relationships Dominicans have with their NYC relatives and their dependence on stipends sent to them from New Yorkers.
Mr. Dietl then made his way to Santiago and stopped at the modest home of a 50-year-old unemployed teacher who lost her job due to age and sex discrimination. Mr. Dietl vowed to bring her matter to the attention of appropriate authorities and reinforced his commitment to equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, gender, or religion.
In Santiago, Mr. Dietl stopped at the Conani Boys Orphanage. Mr. Dietl shared his life story with the youngsters and urged them to face life with a positive attitude and feel confident that with hard work they can be whatever they set their minds to be.
In Santo Domingo, Mr. Dietl addressed dozens of citizens in a local church. He answered questions concerning NYC’s sanctuary city policies. He assured the audience that as mayor, Dominicans will continue to find NYC serving its historic role as the gateway of hope to American immigrants.
Mr. Dietl’s final stop was at the home of Dominican national hero and champion wrestler, Jack Veneno. Mr. Veneno gave Mr. Dietl his full endorsement for mayor of NYC. A video clip of that endorsement is attached to this release. “My campaign for City Hall headed to the Caribbean and is now back,” says Dietl. “New York City is home to approximately one million Dominican Americans, and I’ve been spreading my message of social inclusion to their friends and family back home in the beautiful Dominican Republic. Throughout my travels on the island, I’ve been struck by the hope and warmth and friendliness of the beautiful people of the DR. It’s been a trip I won’t soon forget, and I’m glad to count the Dominican community as a friend.”
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