FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 6, 2017
NYC MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO, NYS ASSEMBLY MEMBER FRANCISCO MOYA ENDORSE EACH OTHER FOR ELECTION
New York – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Assembly Member Francisco Moya announced today their endorsement of one another for NYC Mayor and NYC Council, respectively, citing their shared support of protecting immigrants, building affordable housing and fighting for progressive causes.
“Francisco Moya has spent years fighting for this community in the state legislature,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. “He has proven time and again his commitment to ensuring that every family has the tools they need to succeed, by working to expand access to affordable housing, supporting our public schools, and reforming our criminal justice system. This is the kind of leadership that we deserve to have in the City Council and with Francisco Moya as our next Council Member for the 21st District, we will have a true champion in city government. I’m proud to endorse Francisco Moya for City Council and I look forward to partnering with him in the coming years.”
“Our city has been fortunate to have Mayor Bill de Blasio at the helm these last four years,” said AM Francisco Moya. “On every issue facing this community, we have had a friend and ally in Mayor de Blasio. Thanks to Mayor de Blasio, New York families have access to universal pre-K education and the right to take precious time from work to spend with loved ones in their time of need. Because of the Mayor’s leadership, New Yorkers can look forward to a future without Rikers Island and continued reform to ensure a just and fair criminal justice system. I am honored to receive Mayor de Blasio’s endorsement of my City Council candidacy and I am equally honored and excited to endorse him in his own re-election campaign.”
The Mayor has also been endorsed by the Civil Service Employees Association Local 1000, IUOE, the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators Local One, Hotel Trades Council, Working Families Party, the Communications Workers of America District 1, IBEW Local 3, the United Federation of Teachers, District Council 37, District Council 1707, SEIU 32BJ, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local One, Musicians Local 802, the RWDSU, the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, UNITE-HERE Local 100, the Professional Staff Congress and the Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board of Workers United, and dozens of elected leaders.
As New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio has fought every day for our great city. He has passed universal Pre-K for every four-year-old in the City. He has expanded paid sick leave to cover thousands of more workers. And, he has raised the minimum wage for all City employees and contractors. He has also tirelessly worked to reduce stop and frisk and pursue reforms to bring the police and community closer together, while also driving crime to an all-time low. Mayor de Blasio has expanded the number of affordable apartments and took on the landlord lobby—and under his watch, rents were frozen for two straight years. He fights every day to make our city better for everyone — no matter where they live or how much money they make.