Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Maya Wiley for Mayor of New York City.
This is the first time Democracy for America has endorsed in a New York City mayoral primary in the grassroots progressive group’s 16-year history.
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The organization, founded by former presidential candidate Howard Dean but no longer linked with him, said Wiley is “fearlessly progressive, unbought, unbossed, and ready to make history the very moment she’s sworn in.”
Wiley, a former top legal adviser to Mayor de Blasio, shook up the packed race when she officially launched her campaign last month.
“A nationally recognized leader in the fight for racial justice and equity, Maya Wiley understands that building-back after the pandemic requires a New York City Mayor who’ll be ready to take on the status quo, confront systemic inequities, and put forward solutions that ensure that every single New Yorker can thrive,” Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson said in a Tuesday statement.
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