New York — New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley continued to gather momentum today with the “Mayamentum Day of Action,” a sprawling, city-wide movement that involved over 100 events across the city and thousands of supporters, and new endorsements from progressive NYC Congress Members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman. From cookouts to house parties to street corner rallies, Wiley supporters in all five boroughs rallied for their candidate, hosted events and marched in the streets. Wiley herself joined in the action throughout the day, greeting supporters at events in Hell’s Kitchen and Flatbush and making a joint appearance with Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez at a rally in City Hall Park.
The day-long show of support combined with the high-profile endorsements from progressive leaders affirmed Wiley’s status as a front-runner in the upcoming primary election. In recent weeks, Wiley has delivered two dominant debate performances and earned endorsements from a quickly growing list of progressive leaders and organizations. In the last week, she has received support from the New York Working Families Party, the New York Progressive Action Network, the New York State Nurses Association, Assembly Member Maritza Davila, and State Senator Julia Salazar, among others.
“Today was such an exciting and inspiring day for me and for this campaign. The enthusiasm and the support I witnessed on the streets of New York today for my vision for our city is all the affirmation I need that my message of transformation is resonating with so many voters,” said Maya Wiley. “The fact that today was also the day I received these humbling endorsements from Congress Members Ocasio-Cortez and Bowman is further proof that I am the progressive that can win this race and that New York City is ready for change, ready for justice and ready to usher in a new era for New York City. I’m honored and humbled to have the support of these fine leaders and this brilliant and diverse coalition of voters and I cannot wait to win this thing on June 22nd.”
Maya has been endorsed by 1199SEIU, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Congresswoman Katie Porter, Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, 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.