photo – Maya Wiley and Nikki Lucas in East New York talking to residents.
Today, New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley and City Council Candidate Nikki Lucas issued a cross-endorsement. Nikki Lucas who is running for City Council District 42, is a longtime civic advocate and community leader. Lucas is the latest New York City progressive to join Wiley’s growing coalition of NYC leaders and organizations backing her campaign. In the last week, Wiley has received endorsements from Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, and State Senator Julia Salazar, among others.
“Nikki Lucas is an inspiring civic advocate and I am so thrilled that she’s running for City Council and that I have her on my team as we head into these last few days of this campaign,” said Maya Wiley. “Throughout her career, Lucas has been fighting for the residents of Brooklyn and New Yorkers citywide. She has made great strides to make sure that the residents of Brooklyn have access to affordable low-income housing, adequate healthcare information, and social services and will continue to do so as a member of the city council. I am honored to have her support as we fight together to keep our city safe, and rebuild our city’s economy so that it truly recovers everyone and truly works for all of us.”
“Maya Wiley has a real plan that addresses issues that are important to residents of my district of East New York, Brownsville, Canarsie and East Flatbush, which is why I am supporting her to become New York City’s next Mayor”, stated Nikki Lucas. “Wiley has proven to be a courageous leader who will hold NYPD officers accountable, while at the same time keeping our community safe. We can count on her to fight for true affordable housing, which is crucial during these challenging times. I am honored to have her support as we move forward into the final week of our campaign.”
Maya has been endorsed by 1199SEIU, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Jamaal Bowman 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, Assembly Members Davila and Gallagher, Senator Salazar, District Leader Nemir-Olivares, 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, the 504 Democratic Club, New York State Nurses Association, Our Revolution, the Jim Owles Liberal 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.
Nikki has been endorsed by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Senator Roxanne Persaud, Assembly Member Latrice Walker. the UFT, CSA, DC9, 21 in ’21, Progressive Action, East New York News, Senator Kevin Parker, Voters for Animal Rights, Emily’s List, retired Congressman Ed Towns, District Council of Carpenters, Local 372, Vote Mama, StreetsPAC, Resilience PAC, Bricklayers Local 1, Tile & Marble Local 7, USWU, Vote Pro Choice and a host of local pastors in District 42.
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; a housing plan for a just and livable city; and a plan to fight evictions.