Maya Wiley is running for mayor to make New York City a better, easier place for people to make a living and raise a family. As the mother of two daughters, Maya’s vision for New York is devoted to improving the lives of mothers across the city, from building a strong, equitable economic recovery to improving maternal healthcare and investing in our city’s schools.
After 109 men, it is time for a woman leading New York City. New Yorkers can make history in 2021 by electing a changemaking woman with a track record of bringing people together to get things done. Maya Wiley is a historic candidate, unlike any mayor New York City has ever had.
Black New Yorkers—especially Black men—have borne the brunt of our city’s inequitable systems and systemic injustice for far too long. After 108 white male mayors, it is time for Black New Yorkers to have a mayor in City Hall who understands their experiences and challenges and will put them front and center.
Throughout our city’s history, Latino New Yorkers have been instrumental in building our economy, our infrastructure, our communities, and our culture. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every New Yorker, but the health crisis—and ensuing economic crisis—has fallen especially hard on Latino New Yorkers.
The pandemic has battered our city, our city’s economy, and our workforce. Far too many people have lost their jobs, their small businesses, and their livelihoods over the past year. If we are truly committed to a just, equitable recovery as we look forward as a city, then workers must be at the heart of not only our economic plans, but every facet of our city’s recovery.
New York City is and always will be home to one of the largest, most vibrant and most impactful LGBTQIA communities in the world. From well before Stonewall, to the decades since, and far beyond, New York City is a haven, home and harbor for all people to live with dignity, regardless—and, in fact, WITH regard—for their orientation, identity and expression.
In addition to being a civil rights attorney, champion for racial and social justice, veteran of City Hall and the New School, and a candidate for mayor of New York City, Maya Wiley is the mom of two teenage daughters. She knows how important young New Yorkers are to the future of this city, and uplifting young voices and ensuring a vibrant, safe and just future for the next generation of our city is one of the fundamental reasons Maya is running for mayor.
This pandemic has been difficult for all New Yorkers, but AAPI New Yorkers have shouldered the heaviest burden. In addition to the same health, economic and cultural challenges we have all faced, AAPI communities have been targeted by an alarming rise in hate crimes and racially-motivated violence.