From the Morning Memo:

The left-leaning advocacy group Citizen Action of New York on Thursday endorsed Democratic congressional candidate Antonio Delgado in the 19th district — giving him a boost in a crowded primary field.

Citizen Action has ties to the liberal Working Families Party, which could further help Delgado with Democratic voters motivated to turnout on primary day in June.

“Citizen Action and its members are excited to be standing behind Antonio’s campaign,” said Quintin Cross, the lead organizer for Citizen Action of New York Hudson Valley Chapter. “Antonio has laid out a strong progressive vision for the region. We feel he will be a powerful advocate for struggling families and communities of color. The Hudson Valley is ready for a Congressperson who will put the needs of everyday people before the profits of rich donors.”

Delgado is seeking the party’s nomination in the Hudson Valley House district represented by Republican Rep. John Faso, a freshman seeking a second term. Democrats hope to flip this and several other upstate seats this fall.

“This is a powerful moment for our campaign and I am proud to join forces with Citizen Action in our fight for equality,” Delgado said. “We are building a grassroots movement to create an America that works for all people, no matter their race, class, gender, religion or sexual orientation. I am excited to team up with Citizen Action as we fight for progressive values in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills.”