AOC backs Maya Wiley for mayor, endorses slate of progressive City Council hopefuls


Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced her endorsement of Maya Wiley for New York City mayor, and a slate of 60 progressive City Council candidates hailing from across the five boroughs, at a rally in City Hall Park on June 5. 

One of the most sought-after endorsements among candidates on the progressive left, AOC explained that Wiley, a civil right attorney and former adviser to Mayor Bill de Blasio, was the progressive candidate to fight the special interests who have been pouring in an enormous amount of dark money and to make New York City a place for the people by the people.