Maya Wiley, the former counsel to the city’s current mayor, Bill de Blasio, and an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Education Fund “has been dedicating her life” to social justice, Ocasio-Cortez told supporters on Saturday.
“Maya Wiley is our No. 1 choice,” the New York congresswoman said, referencing the city’s ranked-choice voting system.
Ocasio-Cortez praised Wiley’s “informative life experience” as the daughter of civil rights activists who then became an attorney for the ACLU and the NAACP in her own career.
“With Maya Wiley, we have a candidate that grassroots movements can work with, can inform, and can shape because she comes from it, and she understands