Civil rights icon John Lewis is endorsing Francisco Moya for City Council in a race against convicted ex-pol Hiram Monserrate.
The Georgia congressman recorded a robo-call for Moya, a Queens Assemblyman facing off against Monserrate in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
“I’ve been on the front lines for decades of our unwavering fight for civil rights. One thing I’ve always known is that we can take nothing for granted, and Francisco Moya shares my sentiment,” Lewis said.
The call went out to 5,000 voters in the Corona and Elmhurst district Sunday night.
“I’ve fought too long and too hard to allow anyone to take us back. We’re going forward, and we’ll need someone with the strength of character and the moral fortitude it will take to win. I’m confident that Francisco is that person,” Lewis said.
Monserrate was convicted of assaulting a former girlfriend and later jailed for stealing taxpayer cash, but has attracted supporters including activist Bertha Lewis of the Black Institute and many residents of the LeFrak City housing complex.
Moya has the support of Mayor de Blasio, Gov. Cuomo and other top New York pols.
Moya’s campaign contacted Lewis through friends, and the Georgia rep quickly agreed to jump into the race, the campaign said.