Neeta Jain, candidate for Council District 24, releases campaign TV Ad

Queens, NY: Democrat District Leader Neeta Jain has released “Community First”, her first ad of the campaign backed by a four-figure buy on Bengali and Indian TV. She is running to fill the vacancy in the 24th Council District left by Rory Lancman. The Special Election will be held on February 2.

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,” says the narrator.

“I’m running to help our residents heal,” Jain says 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 her history-making candidacy to be the first South Asian elected to the NYC Council. The caravan through the district will take place on January 23rd to coincide with the first day of early voting.

Early voting continues till January 31 at 3 locations: 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

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. She lives with her husband in


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