What’s next for former New York City mayoral candidate and civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley? She says she isn’t going to run for governor. But she still wants to see her plan to provide universal community care for children and older adults realized.

“There is no reason why our child care plan can’t become reality,” said Wiley, who came in third in the June Democratic mayoral primary won by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. “It’s just a matter of political will.”

During the campaign, Wiley put forth an ambitious child and elder care platform, which would have given $5,000 to 100,000 “high need” families in New York City to help with the costs of providing care to children, older adults and other family members.

Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY Maya Wiley campaigned in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, the day before the Democratic primary, June 21, 2021. This story was published in partnership between THE CITY and The Fuller Project .

What’s next for former New York City mayoral candidate and civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley? She […]

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