Hevesi: “Maya is a leader who understands the full scope of the issues, and has the vision and ability to help us build back stronger”

NEW YORK – New York City Mayoral Candidate Maya Wiley’s campaign received another boost today with the endorsement of Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi. Hevesi is chair of the Committee on Children and Families and represents the Forest Hills, Rego Park, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill, Middle Village, Glendale, and Kew Gardens neighborhoods of Queens. Since his election in 2005, Hevesi has fought to reduce homelessness, fight against human trafficking and support survivors of domestic violence. Hevesi’s endorsement comes after Wiley received the backing of EMILY’s List, Amplify Her and the 504 Democratic Club.

Assembly Member Hevesi said: “I am proud to endorse Maya Wiley for Mayor of New York City. Our families are facing economic uncertainty and loss while millions of our children have endured higher rates of childhood trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Maya is a leader who understands the full scope of the issues, and has the vision and ability to help us build back stronger. She will do this through her Universal Care model, by providing kids with resources to build resilience and move past their trauma, while offering vital financial support to our care workforce and parents. Maya is the leader we need, and the leader our children need, to make sure a generation of NYC’s kids are not doomed or defined by the trauma they just endured.”

Maya Wiley said: “I am honored to have the support of Assembly Member Hevesi, a strong advocate for his community in Albany. I look forward to working together to reduce homelessness and ensure our caregivers are given what they deserve. When I am in City Hall, I will proudly fight alongside Assembly Member Hevesi to make sure Queens residents are heard.”

Maya has been endorsed by 1199SEIU, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, EMILY’s list, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Former Assembly Member and current DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Assembly Member Khaleel Anderson, Assembly Member Latoya Joyner, 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 (NYPAN) and Democracy For America.

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; and a plan to fight evictions.