Why I’m endorsing Bill de Blasio for president: A state assemblywoman from New York City explains herself – New York Daily News

When de Blasio first ran for mayor as an insurgent, anti-establishment candidate, pundits wrote him off. But he knew something they didn’t: The neighborhoods that I represent were suffering. While flashy candidates were busy pleasing special wealthy interests groups, de Blasio kept it real. He stood up against the 1%, wealthy developers, aggressive policing, and the socio-economic inequities that divided New Yorkers into a “tale of two cities.”