From the Morning Memo:

The re-election campaign of Sen. Marisol Alcantara this week was boosted by the endorsements of community leaders and activists in the Bronx and Manhattan as she faces a rematch primary from former Councilman Robert Jackson.

Alcantara was endorsed by a range of prominent figures, including activist Bertha Lewis, Sen. Velmanette Montgomery, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa.

“I ask the community to join in solidarity and vote to reelect the only Latina in the Senate for two more years,” Lewis said.

Alcantara is a former member of the Independent Democratic Conference, a caucus within the state Senate that folded in April and rejoined the mainline Democratic fold.

Still, her membership has been at issue in the primary against Jackson. Several former IDC members are facing primary challenges this year scheduled for Sept. 13.

The endorsements made the appeal for Alcantara that losing her would result in the loss of the only Latino woman in the state Senate.

“I ask you to vote to continue empowering Latina women in New York states,” De La Rosa said.