Democratic Assembly candidate Carmen De La Rosa this week racked up a series of endorsements, with nods from the city Council speaker and a political action committee backing the passage of the Child Victims Act.

“The continued failure of Albany to pass legislation to protect victims of sexual abuse is unacceptable,” said Carmen De La Rosa, who is running for the 72nd Assembly district in a primary next month.

“As a mother of a young daughter, I will fight for our children and ensure strict accountability measures are established to punish past and future child abusers. We must enhance the rights of those whose experiences have left deep scars throughout their lives, enabling them to pursue the justice they deserve.”

Earlier in the week, De La Rosa was endorsed by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, backing that dovetails with other high-profiled endorsements from elected officials, including congressional candidate Adriano Espaillat.

“We need more women of color in positions of leadership and I can think of few more capable than Carmen,” Mark-Viverito said. “Her experience, energy and fresh perspective will benefit upper Manhattan residents tremendously and I am proud to endorse her candidacy for Assembly.”

De La Rosa is running for the Democratic nomination in the district led by Assemblyman Guillermo Linares.