NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s ending his 2020 presidential campaign. De Blasio made the announcement on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and in an op-ed for NBC News.
Wrote De Blasio: “Throughout history, New York City has often performed a vital role for this nation: When the country threatens to lurch in a more divisive direction, we’ve always been a beacon moving towards a more hopeful future. That’s why fighting for working people and ensuring that New York City remains the vanguard of progressivism will continue to be my missions. I’m going to redouble my efforts to improve the quality of life of everyday New Yorkers, proving that policies like guaranteed paid personal time off can work on a grand scale. I’m going to continue implementing universal health care and a Green New Deal in the nation’s largest city. And I promise I’ll fight for New Yorkers and workers everywhere to ensure there’s an actual plan to protect their livelihoods from being automated out of existence. I’ll also help ensure our party continues to be remade in the image of the activism I’ve seen all across this nation. Democrats must return to our roots as a party focused on bold solutions that speak to the concerns of working people.”