NEW YORK – Today, EMILY’s List, who’s mission is to elect more Democratic pro-choice women to national, state and local office, has endorsed Maya Wiley for Mayor of New York City
“After 109 men, it is time for a woman leading New York City. I’m honored to have the support of Emily’s List – a powerful force for change that has elected women all across this country,” said Maya Wiley. “This past year, women left the workforce in droves because our leadership failed to provide them the resources and support they needed to be in the office and care for their families. If New York City doesn’t elect a historic, changemaking leader who understands this, we will lose a generation of progress for women. I am unapologetically Black, unapologetically a woman and I will unapologetically represent the women of New York City. New York City is ready to elect a female Mayor and with Emily’s List on Team Maya, we will.”
“EMILY’s List is thrilled to endorse Maya Wiley for mayor of New York City,” said Emily Cain, Executive Director of EMILY’s List. “Maya is a trailblazer who has dedicated her career to fighting for racial justice and equity. As a fearless advocate for families and communities of color, Maya is committed to confronting systemic inequalities and helping New York City’s most vulnerable recover from the health and economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maya would bring a bold future for all of New York City as its first woman mayor and a candidate who is focused on the needs of all New Yorkers.”
Maya has been endorsed by 1199SEIU, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, 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.