‘Changemaker’ – Civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley takes her shot in mayoral race
Maya Wiley, a civil rights lawyer
and advocate for racial justice, is running for New York City mayor among a
crowded field of candidates.
else has ever looked like me or thought like me or talked like me [has] been
mayor of New York City before. We have 109 men. Time for something different,”
she told News 12.
served as chair of the city's Civilian Complaint Review Board. Before that, she
was counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
a “changemaker,” Wiley says she will focus on getting the COVID-19 vaccine into
New Yorkers’ arms, fixing the “regulatory problem” that small businesses face
and creating more affordable housing “at prices that are really affordable for
She also says
that she will focus on changing the way policing is done in New York City.
“Folks want to
be safe from crime, but they also want to be safe from police violence,” she
On her website
, Wiley says the city needs “leadership that
will demand law enforcement accountability and culture change. Leadership that
believes we can demilitarize the force while still clearly responding to and
investigating serious crime, illegal guns, and threats of terrorism.”
interviews with Maya Wiley and the rest of the candidates can be found
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