NEW YORK – Today, New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley was endorsed by powerhouse Congresswoman Katie Porter. Prior to being elected to Congress, Porter was a consumer advocate who was appointed by then California Attorney General Kamala Harris to implement a multi-billion dollar settlement from the banks. Now in her second term in office, Porter is well known for her sharp questions – including the famous use of her whiteboard. The endorsement continues to build on momentum from the endorsement of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries.
“I’m a consumer protection attorney, a single mom, and a law professor,” said Congresswoman Katie Porter. “If you know me, you know I’m always looking for allies in my fight for working families, and that’s why I’m thrilled to be endorsing Maya Wiley for New York City mayor. Maya is a civil rights attorney, an activist, and a leader. And not only does she have a vision for change, she has plans to get things done, to deliver real change to people, including plans to tackle climate change, to create good high-paying jobs, and to actually make affordable housing affordable. We need allies at the local level in our fight to deliver change to our country and Maya is exactly that ally, someone who will stand up, who will speak truth to power, and who will always put families first.
“Congresswoman Porter is an absolute powerhouse and I am so honored to have her endorsement,” said Maya Wiley. “New York needs a lot of help from Washington and I am looking forward to working with Congressman Porter as we fight for affordable housing that is truly affordable, create good paying jobs and make sure our Covid recovery touches every single neighborhood in New York City.”
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.