Momentum for Maya Wiley Grows With Endorsements from Large Coalition of NYC Progressive Leaders

New York — Today, New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley received endorsements from a large coalition of progressive city leaders. Assembly Member Maritza Davila, State Senator Julia Salazar, Assembly Member Emily Gallagher, and District Leader Samy Nemir-Olivares all endorsed Wiley today at Pine Box Rock Shop, a local bar and music venue in Bushwick. The endorsement announcement continued Wiley’s accelerating momentum among New York City progressives and established her as the clear progressive choice ahead of the Democratic mayoral primary election on June 22nd.

The endorsements come on the heels of another dominant debate performance by Maya Wiley on Wednesday night and add to her growing support from progressive leaders, elected officials and organizations. In recent days, Wiley has received endorsements from the New York State Nurses Association, Our Revolution, the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Cecile Richards, Katie Porter and the New York Progressive Action Network, among many others.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have the support of Assembly Members Davila and Gallagher, Senator Salazar, and District Leader Nemir-Olivares. It’s time for progressives across our city to join together and stand up for what we believe in, and that’s exactly what we did here today,” said Maya Wiley. “Our city is in crisis and calling out for change. We need to ensure that our economic recovery recovers everyone, that our small businesses are supported and prioritized, and that every New Yorker has the chance to live and work in dignity. In order to build that stronger, more equitable future, we need real progressive values in City Hall. I am the progressive candidate that can win this race and I’m honored progressive leaders in our city believe in me and my vision for our city.”

“New Yorkers deserve a mayor who has the courage to stand up for our communities, and Maya Wiley will do exactly that. More than any mayoral candidate, Maya has demonstrated her unwavering commitment to making racial justice and economic justice a reality in our city,” said State Senator Julia Salazar. “Maya envisions a New York that works for all of us — a city that will finally confront the climate crisis and meet our climate resiliency goals; a city where every person is cared for, from childcare to elder care — and she has the bold, comprehensive plans to implement that vision as mayor. I’m thrilled to endorse Maya Wiley to be our next mayor, and to urge every voter to rank Maya #1 on their ballot.”

“Today I am proud to announce my support of Maya Wiley for Mayor of New York City. Maya is going to work for all New Yorkers to make sure our voices are heard,” said Assembly Member Maritza Davila. “From her NYCHA capital repair plan to ensuring more funding for anti gun violence disruptors to make our streets safe, I believe she’s the right choice for this city.”

“Maya Wiley offers New Yorkers the best chance of electing a new mayor with a vision for economic, racial and gender justice,” said Assembly Member Emily Gallagher. “In this moment of profound crisis and possibility, we simply cannot go backwards. Maya will lead us forward.”

“New York is in a social and economic crisis, and we need a Mayor that would prioritize equity in healthcare, employment, education, immigrant communities, and recovery. Maya’s platform would make sorely needed changes to our healthcare system, expand opportunities for affordable childcare and eldercare, pursue justice for our schools, and end evictions,” said District Leader Samy Namir-Olivares. “These changes will push our city in the right direction by making it fairer and more equitable for all. Maya has the experience, qualifications and progressive plans for our city, so I’m excited to co-endorse her for Mayor and ensure our communities are prioritized.”

Maya has been endorsed by 1199SEIU, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, 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.