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Mon Jun 7, 2021, 12:58 AM

NYC-MYR: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez endorses Maya Wiley for NYC mayor

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) endorsed New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley on Saturday, the latest effort by the Democratic Party’s left to consolidate before the June 22 primary.

“We have an option of a candidate who can center people, racial justice, economic justice, and climate justice that didn't just come up to run for mayor, but has experience,” the congresswoman said, confirming that Wiley was her first choice in the city’s ranked-choice election. “That candidate is Maya Wiley.”

Wiley, a civil rights lawyer who previously chaired New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board, entered the mayoral contest in October, channeling the energy of that summer’s criminal justice reform protests, and offering voters a chance to elect the city’s first female mayor.

“I don’t sound like past mayors, or look like them, or think like them,” she said in the campaign’s launch video. “That is the point.”

Multiple candidates were already competing for liberal votes. City Comptroller Scott Stringer lined up key endorsements after years of his support for liberal primary challengers, and nonprofit executive Dianne Morales offered left-wing voters the only plan by any candidate to cut the NYPD’s budget in half.


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Mon Jun 7, 2021, 05:26 AM

1. Maya Wiley has an amazing calmness about her

Her dialogue on Ari Melber's show a couple years with Sam Nunberg who planned to ignore a subpoena was amazing. She didn't harrange him or denigrate his decision. She just listened and spoke to him in a calm, caring way. By the end of their conversation, Nunberg decided to comply. It was one of the most unforgettable things I've ever seen on TV.

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