Cross Endorsement: Maya Wiley and City Council Candidate Crystal Hudson Endorse Each Other

Hudson is the latest New York City progressive lining up behind Maya’s vision for New York City

New York — Today, New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley and City Council candidate and Brooklyn-based community organizer Crystal Hudson issued a cross-endorsement. Hudson, who is running for City Council District 35, is a longtime advocate for economic and social justice, and a public servant with experience in city government. Hudson is the latest New York City progressive to join Wiley’s growing coalition of NYC leaders and organizations backing her campaign. In the last week, Wiley has received endorsements from Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, and State Senator Julia Salazar, among others.

“Crystal is a passionate, brilliant, and dedicated public servant and a progressive champion who shares my vision for the future of New York,” said Maya Wiley. “From her incredible work with GPHMA during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to her community-based effort against over-policing in Brooklyn, Crystal is a trailblazer and changemaker. I am so proud to endorse her to be the next City Councilor for District 35 and to have her in my corner as we look ahead to rebuilding our city as a stronger, more equitable place to live for every single New Yorker.”


“I am so proud to endorse Maya as my #1 choice for Mayor of the City of New York,” said Crystal Hudson. “Maya’s commitment to New Yorkers is rooted in her long-standing work centering community in the advancement of justice and equity. She will bring those much needed values and experiences to City Hall where she will ensure an equitable COVID-19 recovery, combat gun violence, and promote the creation of 100,000 jobs with good wages and benefits.”


Maya has been endorsed by Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Congresswoman Katie Porter, State Senator Michael Gianaris, State Senator Julia Salazar, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Assembly Member Khaleel Anderson, Assembly Member Jeff Aubry, Assembly Member Latoya Joyner, Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Council Member Steve Levin,  District Leader Nemir-Olivares, Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, Former DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake, Former Public Advocate Mark Green, Former City Council Member Jimmy Vacca, Gloria Steinem, and Cecile Richards. She has also received the endorsement of 1199SEIU, Amsterdam News, Community Voices Heard, Higher Heights for America, EMILY’s List, AmplifyHer, 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.