Green: “We need an exceptional person as Mayor…that’s Maya Wiley”
New York – New York City Mayoral Candidate Maya Wiley’s campaign received another boost today with the endorsement of consumer advocate and former Public Advocate Mark Green. A longtime progressive activist who took on Rudy Giuliani over racial profiling at the NYPD, fought big tobacco and was a driving force behind setting up the 311 system. Green joins a growing group of New Yorkers backing Maya’s vision of a reimagined New York City that does not just recover from Covid, but emerges a stronger, more resilient city.
“We need an exceptional person as Mayor, in my opinion that’s Maya Wiley. Each of the candidates has a skill or a strength, Maya has it all,” said former Public Advocate Mark Green.
“I am honored to have the support of former Public Advocate Mark Green, the first to serve in the watchdog position to hold our government accountable to ensure transparency in our elected officials,” said Maya Wiley. “Mark was a champion of fighting for those who did not have a voice or representation in our government and held the NYPD accountable for their actions under a Giuliani Administration. I am proud to have a fighter like him join our movement. Together, we will create a better New York City.”
Maya has been endorsed by 1199SEIU, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, 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 Latoya Joyner, Assemblymember Jeff Aubry, Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi, Gloria Steinem, 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, and Democracy For America. She has received ranked choice endorsements from the Working Families Party and The Jewish Vote.
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.