June 21, 2021 By Christina Santucci
Andrew Yang and previous Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley declared last 7 days that they are supporting a single another’s respective campaigns for mayor and Queens borough president.
The candidates held an event in Bayside to cross endorse each individual other Friday – with supporters together with the firefighters union.
“Together, we’ll supply for Queens by lowering criminal offense, encouraging modest enterprises open up and grow, and providing the ideal probable community faculty education in each neighborhood,” Yang reported in a assertion.
All through Friday’s event, he praised Crowley’s previous roles as chair of the Metropolis Council’s Committee on Fire and Felony Justice Providers.
“No just one has been more powerful on public basic safety than Liz,” he explained.
Yang stated he was thrilled each to endorse Crowley and to receive her guidance for mayor.
Crowley, in the meantime, praised Yang for furnishing a new point of view.
“If this town is to appear again from the pandemic, we just can’t do it with the very same insiders and politicians. Andrew has proven that he has the suggestions and strength to carry our town again,” Crowley reported in a assertion.
She lauded Yang’s proposals to carry tech work opportunities to Queens and for a People’s Bank, which would improve obtain to banking companies and supply small organization lending. Metropolis officers estimated in 2020 that 350,000 households citywide did not have a bank account, and they put in about $225 million per yr in check out cashing charges.
“We will need a mayor that will place men and women very first, not politics,” she mentioned.
Yang has also been endorsed by many Queens elected officials: Congressmember Grace Meng, Assemblymember Ron Kim and condition Sens. John Liu and Toby Stavisky.
The candidates have been joined Friday by officers and users of the Uniformed Firefighters Affiliation (UFA), which has endorsed each Yang and Crowley.
“Liz has generally been guiding us in every thing we have accomplished, and Andrew has the guarantee and the vision to do things that Metropolis Corridor has never ever finished,” UFA President Andrew Ansbro.
Ansbro and UFA Vice President Bob Eustace explained that the Fire Department required additional resources to support metropolis people, help save life and set out fires.
Eustace cited the closure of FDNY Ladder 116 in Extended Island Metropolis in 2003 – and the rapid population progress in the neighborhood in latest decades.
“That is rolling the dice. That is gambling. We want a keep track of record of anyone who has aided us,” he claimed of Crowley.
Crowley is operating against incumbent Donovan Richards and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer for the Queens Borough President seat, which Richards won in a exclusive election last calendar year.