New York — On Saturday, June 12, at 6:30pm, The Strokes held “The Strokes and Friends: A Concert for Maya Wiley” at Irving Plaza. The sold-out concert was the first vaccination-required, full-capacity indoor concert held in New York City. Maya Wiley was joined on stage by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comedian John Mulaney. The concert was an affirmation that New York City’s arts and culture scene is finally reopening after more than a year of shuttered venues and pandemic restrictions, as well as Wiley’s growing momentum heading into the primary on June 22nd.
“I am so thankful to The Strokes for their support of my campaign and my vision for this city and for their commitment to making this event happen safely and successfully,” said Maya Wiley. “This concert —was the first full-capacity indoor show in over a year and this is proof that New York City is on the road to recovery. I’m thrilled that my campaign was able to spearhead this important and joyful milestone for our city. I’m so thankful to Julian and the band for their commitment to ensuring a better future for our city.”
Maya has been endorsed by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, 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 Jeff Aubry, Assembly Member Latoya Joyner, Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi, Mark Green, 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, 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 reform policing and public safety and a plan to fight evictions.