Mayor Bill De Blasio Endorses Ben Jealous For Governor Of Maryland

Former National President & CEO of NAACP Receives 39th Endorsement From a Progressive Organization Or Individual, Leading Democratic Contenders For Governor

Silver Spring, MD — TODAY, Monday, June 25, 2018 Ben Jealous, former National President & CEO of the NAACP, received the endorsement of progressive leader and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. This is Jealous’ 39th endorsement from a progressive organization or individual.

“Ben Jealous is the visionary leader the people of Maryland need,” said de Blasio. “He’s spent his life bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice. He will proudly stand in defiance against Donald Trump’s divisive agenda. As Washington keeps filling the pockets of of the wealthy, Ben’s agenda will create fairness and lift up all people — strengthening Maryland for years to come.”

“I’m proud to accept this endorsement from Mayor de Blasio,” said Jealous. “In the final days of this campaign, we are solidifying our movement of working families ready to finally fully fund our schools and fix our failing healthcare system by implementing a Medicare-for-All system.”

Previous Jealous endorsements include:

Maryland State Education Association, Baltimore Teacher’s Union, Maryland Working Families, Maryland Postal Workers Union, CWA, CASA in Action, SEIU, Progressive Maryland, UNITE HERE! Local 7, Southwest Baltimore County Democratic Club, Lower Shore Progressive Caucus, Our Revolution – Maryland, UFCW 27, UFCW 400, UFCW 1994, ATU 1300, Greater Accokeek Progressive Activists, Talbot Rising, Frostburg State College Democrats, African American Coalition of Howard County, Progressive Neighbors, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Cory Booker, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, National Nurses United, District of Columbia Nurses Association, Amalgamated Transit Union International, Friends of the Earth Action, Environmentalist Bill McKibben, Former Obama Administration Official and activist Van Jones, Phil Radford, Democracy for America, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, Rea Carey*, People’s Action, 350.org, Center for Popular Democracy, and Justice Democrats.

*For identification purposes only, Rea Carey is the executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund. This statement reflects her personal views.

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