Cecile Richards Endorses Maya Wiley For Mayor

Richards “It’s Time to Elect a Woman as Mayor of New York – And That Woman is Maya Wiley”

NEW YORK – Today, Maya Wiley received the endorsement of Cecile Richards, former president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and long-time political activist. Richards’ endorsement comes following a wave of support that has come Wiley’s way, including Congressmembers Hakeem Jeffries and Katie Porter and organizations like Community Voices Heard and Higher Heights.

“It’s time to elect a woman as Mayor of New York – and that woman is Maya Wiley,” said Cecile Richards, former PPFA President and Supermajority Co-Founder. “Not only can Maya win, she can transform New York into a more fair and just place for everyone. New York City needs a fair Covid recovery that lifts up everyone and as mayor, Maya will focus on those communities that for too long have been left behind. I know she would make a great Mayor.”

“Cecile Richards has been absolutely instrumental in building political power for women and it is an honor to receive her endorsement,” said Maya Wiley. “Women have borne the brunt of this pandemic and as Mayor I will make sure that women share in the recovery. That means recognizing care work is work, prioritizing maternal health, supporting MWBE’s and centering women in economic recovery.”

“We have been proudly advocating the care needs of New York seniors for years now, which is why it is so moving and so meaningful to see Maya Wiley call for a transformative investment in universal care in our city,” said Sandra Abramson, a family caregiver & member leader of Jews For Racial & Economic Justice. “The need for affordable, accessible elder care in New York is a moral imperative, and Maya Wiley’s visionary plan to provide care grants for high-need families, establish community care centers across our city and fight for better pay and protections for our city’s care workers is nothing less than inspiring. I’m so honored to be here today and be a part of this transformational moment.”

Maya has been endorsed by 1199SEIU, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Congresswoman Katie Porter, Gloria Steinem, 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, 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 (NYPAN), the 504 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; and a plan to fight evictions.