Wiley: “I won’t stand by as we risk losing a generation of kids who deserve a chance.”
New York- Today, New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley released her second campaign ad titled “Mom.” The :30 second ad outlines the need for New York City to have a mayor that understands and sees the risk in losing a generation of our City’s youth. As mayor, Maya will invest in our schools and communities, make affordable housing affordable, reshape the New York Police Department, and ensure we support our kids every step of the way.
“As a mom who has raised her family in this city, Maya understands we are on the brink of losing a generation of kids to violence and lack of opportunity,” said Campaign Manager Maya Rupert. “Maya Wiley is going to fight against gun violence, reform the NYPD while keeping New York safe and invest in communities that for too long have been left behind.”
A mom can just see it.
The potential, the promise, and the challenges to overcome.
So should a Mayor.
I won’t stand by as we risk losing a generation of kids who deserve a chance.
As we rebuild, I’ll transform the police, expand mental health care and make affordable housing affordable.
I’m Maya Wiley, civil rights lawyer and mom. I’ve spent my life working for justice. And as Mayor, I have a plan to see it through.
Maya has been endorsed by 1199SEIU, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Gloria Steinem, 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.