September 23, 2013
Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama today officially endorsed Bill de Blasio for New York City mayor, praising de Blasio’s commitment to an economy that works for all, not just those at the top and to lifting more people out of poverty and into the middle class so that no New Yorker is left behind.
“Progressive change is the centerpiece of Bill de Blasio's vision for New York City, and it's why he will be a great mayor of America's largest city. Whether it’s ensuring pre-kindergarten is available for every four-year old, expanding after-school programs for every middle school student who wants and needs them, making affordable housing available for more New York families and preserving community hospitals, Bill's agenda for New York is marked by bold, courageous ideas that address the great challenges of our time."
“I am deeply honored by President Obama’s endorsement,” de Blasio said. “If I am fortunate to earn the trust of the people of New York on November 5th, I will work every day to advance our shared value of making sure everyone has a fair shot. On health care, tax fairness or the economy, the President is no stranger to addressing big problems with big ideas and big solutions. I will emulate the example he has set, and if elected I stand eager to work with him on an urban agenda that grows prosperity for all."