•   
  •   
  •   

Politics Kathryn Garcia endorsed by StreetsPAC in NYC mayoral race

20:10  08 june  2021
20:10  08 june  2021 Source:   nydailynews.com

For political candidates in Mexico, the stakes can be life or death

  For political candidates in Mexico, the stakes can be life or death Dozens of office-seekers have been killed in run-up to June 6 elections. Hundreds more have been threatened."Come and listen," she said from the city of Moroleón, where she was running for mayor. "Come and share a moment. Together we can make things better. … I’ll wait for you here.

There’s the progressive lane and the moderate lane — and then there’s the bike lane.

a woman standing in front of a blue truck: New York City mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia rides a Citi Bike in Brooklyn, New York. © Tim Balk New York City mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia rides a Citi Bike in Brooklyn, New York.

Mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia picked up a coveted endorsement on Tuesday from StreetsPAC, a local political organization committed to increasing safety on New York City’s roads and sidewalks.

“When I think about bike safety, I think about my son, who bikes to work,” Garcia, 51, said at a news conference in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. “I also think about the delivery workers for whom a safe bike lane isn’t optional.”

‘Piles of trash’: Yang, Adams turn on breakout star in New York mayor’s race

  ‘Piles of trash’: Yang, Adams turn on breakout star in New York mayor’s race Kathryn Garcia spent months as a second-tier candidate. But a major newspaper endorsement helped thrust her to the top of the field, leading to new attacks from her rivals.But an endorsement by The New York Times helped thrust her to the top of the Democratic primary field, and her rivals are turning on her. Yang, a leading candidate, now faults the former city sanitation commissioner for “piles of trash” lining New York’s sidewalks. Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president who regularly ranks first or second in the polls, said the city needs a “visionary” instead of a “manager.

The former sanitation commissioner arrived at the endorsement event after riding a Citi Bike from her home in nearby Park Slope. She wore a black helmet as he made her way down 4th Ave. on a sweltering morning.

“Right now, many New Yorkers who want to cycle don’t do so because of safety concerns,” she said. “It is the healthiest, greenest way to get around. And we want all New Yorkers to have that option.”

a person riding a bicycle on a city street: Kathryn Garcia rides a Citi Bike in Brooklyn. © Provided by New York Daily News Kathryn Garcia rides a Citi Bike in Brooklyn.

New York City mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia rides a Citi Bike in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York. (Tim Balk/New York Daily News)

Garcia pledged to expand bike parking, to advance cycling space into neglected neighborhoods and to connect the city’s disjointed bike infrastructure. She would grow the city’s protected bike lane footprint by 250 miles within her first term, according to her campaign.

Yang blasts Adams with 'corruption' allegations in heated NYC mayoral debate

  Yang blasts Adams with 'corruption' allegations in heated NYC mayoral debate Democratic New York mayoral hopefuls clashed Wednesday night in a primary debate as they outlined their plans to respond to a surge in crime. Your browser does not support this video It was the first in-person debate for the eight qualifying Democratic candidates -- a previous debate had been held virtually. It came 10 days before early primary voting is set to start, on June 12. Progressive candidates collectively distanced themselves from the specifics of their plans to reallocate New York Police Department funds.

StreetsPAC formed in 2013 ahead of that year’s mayoral race. That year, the group endorsed the eventual winner, Mayor de Blasio, in the Democratic primary.

Eric McClure, executive director of the Manhattan-based political action committee, said Garcia’s background running city organizations helped set her apart in a largely bike-friendly field.

“Among all of the transportation agendas, hers was as complete and well thought out as any,” he said. “It was really the combination of that along with her ability to get things done.”

Garcia, a relatively moderate Democrat running as a problem solver, has seen her poll numbers soar after she netted endorsements last month from the editorial boards of the Daily News and The New York Times.

She appears to be battling with two other moderates — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang — at the front of the crowded Democratic field. In a NY1 survey of likely primary voters released on Monday, Adams snagged 22% of the first-choice vote, Yang picked up 16% and Garcia received 15%.

New York City mayoral race: What to know about the candidates, issues and why a 'progressive' isn't leading the way

  New York City mayoral race: What to know about the candidates, issues and why a 'progressive' isn't leading the way The New York City mayor's election is in its final stretch, with Andrew Yang, Eric Adams and Kathryn Garcia emerging as front-runners.Eight major Democrats are making their final bids to New York City voters in a campaign that has touched on a variety of challenges facing the city, led to a diverse list of candidates and featured plenty of Zoom calls.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer, scarred by sexual harassment allegations, is competing in the progressive lane with Maya Wiley and former nonprofit Dianne Morales. Wiley, a former counsel to de Blasio, has received major endorsements in recent days from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

The June 22 Democratic primary is widely expected to determine the next leader of City Hall in deep blue New York City. Early voting is scheduled to start on Saturday.

Check out our special section for the latest news on the critical 2021 elections in NYC. And to have the essential news and analysis sent to your inbox, sign up for our Campaign Diaries newsletter.

The NYC Mayor’s Race Is a Warning for Progressives .
Polls suggest the left will lose out in the city arguably leading the socialist revival in the United States.The forces driving a likely moderate outcome in the June 22 Democratic primary are varied; many are specific to New York and to this election. But the race also contains major warning signs for progressives across the country. If the left loses out in the city arguably leading the socialist revival in the United States, it will be, at least in part, because of dramatic infighting fueled by rigid positions on sexual and social-justice politics, as well as the generalized failure to unify behind one candidate alluded to by Ocasio-Cortez.

usr: 1
This is interesting!