NOW-NYC on Monday issued a letter to supporters questioning the support New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams has for LGBT rights and abortion rights in New York.

Williams, a Brooklyn Democrat, is running for lieutenant governor in a primary against Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.

He’s the endorsed candidate of the Working Families Party alongside Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And they are both petitioning jointly for access to the Democratic ballot.

The group in an email to its members issued this afternoon pointed to past statements Williams has made on abortion as well as skipped votes on bills bolstering LGBT rights.

“Our movement has great potential,” the NOW-NYS email stated. “Now more than ever, we need allies in office – especially in New York who will not waver – with a Trump in the White House that is more important than ever.”

In a follow-up call, NOW-NYC President Sonia Ossorio said it was important to question Williams’s credentials.

“The LG is second in comand, right? And the people you support are those who will rise in politics,” she said. “So we want the people who are on the bench to be steadfast supporters of reproductive rights and LGBTQ rights. We don’t have to settle for less and we won’t.”

The email comes after Hochul presided over the Senate last week as Democratic lawmakers sought to gain votes on amendments for the measures meant to strengthen abortion and reproductive rights in the state.

The email also comes after Williams’s campaign was endorsed by Jim Owles Democratic Club on Sunday.

“I’m happy to see that our progressive, grassroots campaign is already making Cuomo-allies sweat and spread false attacks against me this early into the race,” Williams said in a statement.

“I’m guessing it’s because yesterday one of the city’s most established LGBTQ political organizations overwhelmingly endorsed me over Kathy Hochul because of my strong 9-year track record in the City Council fighting for social and economic justice, including LGBTQ and women’s rights. I firmly support marriage equality and the right for women to access safe and legal abortions, and would stack my record against Kathy’s any day of the week. I challenge her to a debate on these issues and others as quickly as possible.”