FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 15, 2017
NYC MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO, NYC COUNCIL MEMBER MATHIEU EUGENE ENDORSE EACH OTHER FOR ELECTION
New York – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Council Member Mathieu Eugene announced today their endorsement of each other for NYC Mayor and NYC Council, respectively, citing their shared commitment to improve the lives of young New Yorkers and ensuring NYC remains a beacon of hope for immigrant communities.
“Mayor de Blasio is a true progressive leader who understands the value of investing in our children. His work to create pre-K for every four-year-old has already had an incredibly positive impact on the children of this City. That, combined with his extension of temporary protected status for Haitian refugees, shows he has the kind of compassionate vision for the future we need now more than ever. It is because of this that I’m proud to endorse Mayor de Blasio for re-election,” said Council Member Eugene.
“Mathieu Eugene is a trailblazer for this City. As the first Haitian-born Council Member, he embodies the kind of can-do spirit so many who call New York City home have. It has been a pleasure to work with him on our Summer Youth Employment Program to provide opportunity for many of our City’s young people, and I look forward to continuing our work together in the years to come. That’s why I’m endorsing him for re-election here today,” said Mayor de Blasio.
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 pursued 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.