Bill de Blasio has been New York’s most Progressive Mayor in decades.
Made good on his campaign promise to provide free Universal Pre-K
Launched the IDNYC program, in part to help undocumented immigrants in need of a government-verified proof of identification do things like open a bank account.
Implemented a rent freeze for many rent-regulated apartments, and he has taken aggressive stands on the minimum wage, climate change, and mental-health services.
As New York City Public Advocate, de Blasio consistently championed the rights of middle- and working-class families – from fighting for a surcharge on the wealthiest New Yorkers in order to fully fund universal early education and after-school programs for all children, to working for affordable and safe housing and job opportunities with good wages for all New Yorkers.
Why We Like Him: In many ways, Bill de Blasio is the anti Trump (Alt-Trump?), and has taken his disastrous policies and statements head on.
Candidate Quote: “21st Century Democrats was an early supporter of my campaign for Mayor, and I support their work to ensure we elect more progressive Democrats to office.”
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