For the Many, an activist group for progressive candidates and causes said that Shrestha’s victory was significant.
“Sarahana’s victory is a massive step forward towards building a New York for the many,” the group, which endorsed Shrestha, said in a statement. “She ran a grassroots campaign that united people around a bold vision for the future and beat a 23-year incumbent backed by the full might of the Democratic establishment. “
“This incredible victory was only possible because we fought as hard as we could: For the Many Action made 76,262 voter contacts by knocking doors, making phone calls, and sending texts; sent nearly 80,000 mailers; and ran digital ads with over 445,000 impressions.”