New York — Today, New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley received the endorsement of the American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee. The organization is just the latest in a long line of endorsers lining up behind Wiley’s campaign. In the past week, Wiley has received endorsements from Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman, Assembly Members Davila and Gallagher, State Senator Salazar, and District Leader Nemir-Olivares, among many others.
Standing outside Kebab King restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens, alongside Dr. Ijaz Ahmad, Chairman of the American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee, Wiley thanked APPAC for their endorsement and pledged to champion the needs of Pakistani New Yorkers and immigrant communities across the city. APPAC’s endorsement comes as progressive momentum for Wiley surges ahead of the June 22nd primary election.
“I am so honored and thrilled to be endorsed by the Pakistani-American Political Action Committee. There are nearly 100,000 Pakistani New Yorkers in our city and it is well past time for their needs to be addressed. I’m so pleased to have APPAC in my corner as we work to build a stronger, more equitable New York,” said Maya Wiley. “APPAC has been fighting for Pakistani communities here in New York and across the country and I’m honored to join them in that fight. Together, we are going to ensure housing justice, uplift immigrant communities and expand opportunity across our city.”
“APPAC is proud to endorse Maya Wiley for NYC Mayor,” said Dr. Ijaz Ahmad, Chairman of the American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee. “Maya is devoted to public service and will bring outstanding experience as a civil rights activist and attorney to City Hall. She has been a true friend to New York’s Muslim community and will ensure that fairness and equality extend to all people of this City. We urge all New York City Democrats to rank Maya Wiley as their first choice on Election Day.”
Maya has been endorsed by 1199SEIU, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Jamaal Bowman Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Congresswoman Katie Porter, Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, Amsterdam News, Community Voices Heard, Higher Heights for America, EMILY’s list, AmplifyHer, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Former Assembly Member and Former DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Assembly Member Khaleel Anderson, Assembly Member Jeff Aubry, Assembly Member Latoya Joyner, Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi, Assembly Members Davila and Gallagher, Senator Salazar, District Leader Nemir-Olivares, Mark Green, Nathalia Fernández, Robbie Kaplan, Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Steve Levin, and former City Council Member Jimmy Vacca. She has also received the endorsement of New York Progressive Action Network, the 504 Democratic Club, New York State Nurses Association, Our Revolution, the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, the Working Families Party, and Democracy For America. She has received ranked choice endorsements from The Jewish Vote and Progressive Women of New York.
Since entering the race, Wiley has introduced several innovative policy proposals, including her New Deal New York, a piece of her economic vision that will create 100,000 jobs; a plan to save small business; a Universal Community Care plan to provide $5,000 grants for the 100,000 most in-need New York City; her Community First Climate Plan; an education plan that hires 1,000 teachers; a policy to prevent maternal mortality; a proposal to combat gun violence; an arts, culture and tourism platform; a women’s agenda; a plan to create safe communities and transform policing; a housing plan for a just and livable city; and a plan to fight evictions.