Team de Blasio has had an incredible week, as new endorsements continue to roll in each day. Team de Blasio is 200,000 members stronger after 1199SEIU’s powerful endorsement on Monday — and CWA’s support yesterday brought an additional 25,000 new members onto the team. With the Independent Neighborhood Democrats, the Barack Obama Democratic Club and Bay Ridge Democrats all throwing their support behind Bill, our team is building up momentum and growing each day.
Check out this story by Michael Barbaro in today's The New York Times about Bill and Chirlane, their lives in Brooklyn, and why Bill is running to be a mayor for all five boroughs.
To de Blasio, City Hall Shouldn’t Be All About Manhattan
Michael Barbaro, May 22, 2013
Bill de Blasio drives a gas-sipping Ford hybrid and cultivates tomatoes and peppers from his backyard in brownstone Brooklyn.
He works out at the socially responsible Y.M.C.A. and opted for the all-hands-on-deck rigors of the Park Slope Childcare Collective.
His wedding was a multicultural billboard for the borough: under a pin oak tree in Prospect Park, he married an African-American writer who previously identified as a lesbian.
In the race for New York mayor, this is the new face of borough agitation.
Great news: Bay Ridge Democrats just endorsed Bill de Blasio for mayor. The Bay Ridge Democrats is a progressive political club that represents working families, young professionals, students and seniors from South Brooklyn — and we're thrilled to have them join us on Team de Blasio. Check out what Bay Ridge Democrats' President, Justin Brannan, had to say about Bill:
“Bill de Blasio is a principled champion of hard-working middle class New Yorkers. He understands why small businesses are the anchors of our neighborhoods and why income inequality is the defining issue of our time. For far too long, City Hall has ignored the needs of the outer-boroughs — and we’re proud to endorse a leader who not only shares the values that our club was founded on but will stand up for communities across all five boroughs.”