New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is running for president to put working people first.

46 Messages

Team de Blasio · [email protected]
September 20, 2019 at 1:06 PM

A profound experience

I've contributed all I can to this primary. Friend, I’m writing this to you on my last morning as a candidate for president. After several months of campaigning, I have reached a point where I feel I have contributed all I can to this primary. Today, I’m ending my campaign.   Chirlane and I …
Jon Paul, Team de Blasio · [email protected]
September 15, 2019 at 8:14 PM

Ready, set, push FW: Here's the truth FW: FW: Something was missing

There are less than 12 hours left to hit our goal and you could make all the difference. Friend, Wow. You all have really stepped up in the last 48 hours to help us get to our mid-month fundraising goal -- and we really appreciate it. We're 59.1% closer to our mid-month goal. Contribute $1 …
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
September 15, 2019 at 1:14 AM

Here's the truth FW: Something was missing

Working people deserve proven results for the most important election of our time Friend, I have to be honest: it was tough to not be on that debate stage this week. So many important topics came up -- and while we heard a lot of big ideas, there was an obvious absence of candidates who have …
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
September 13, 2019 at 8:31 PM

Something was missing

We need to make sure there's a proven voice for working people on the next debate stage. Friend, Despite having ten candidates on stage, something was clearly missing from last night's debate: someone who has actually delivered REAL change for working people. There are only a few weeks left b…
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
September 9, 2019 at 9:09 PM

Bill's plan for Puerto Rico

Bill's administration would treat Puerto Ricans as the American citizens they are -- but it can't be done without your help. Friend — Two years after Hurricane Maria, it’s clear: President Trump has failed the THREE MILLION American citizens living in Puerto Rico. Just last week, Trump moved …
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
September 7, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Video: Why I went on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'

We should never be afraid to have a dialogue with people who disagree with us. Friend — Last night, I went back to Trump’s favorite network to speak some truth to the millions of viewers that tune in. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’ll take on ANYONE who challenges what we’re tryi…
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
September 5, 2019 at 11:37 PM

Introducing the "robot tax"

36 million American jobs are highly likely to be automated out of existence in the coming decades. Friends, 36 million American jobs are highly likely to be automated out of existence in the coming decades.   Yes, you read that number correctly. 36 MILLION.   Donald Trump is doing absolute…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
September 5, 2019 at 10:03 AM

It's the first day of school

All across our city, kids are preparing to head in for the first day of school. Friend, It’s a big day here in New York City. All across our city, kids are heading out for the first day of school. And though our son Dante turned 22 years old on Wednesday, Chirlane and I still remember waking …
Chirlane McCray, Team de Blasio · [email protected]
September 4, 2019 at 11:26 PM

Through the fire and back (audio)

If you want to be president, there are a few things you'd better be able to handle. Friend, Bill returned to Pod Save America to have a conversation with Jon Lovett about how he governs the largest, most diverse city in the country — and how he has managed to implement universal pre-K, paid si…
Jon, Team de Blasio · [email protected]
September 3, 2019 at 8:43 PM

A personal take on universal pre-K

We spent more money on a new backpack than we spent on an entire year of early learning. Friend, Backpack: check. Notebook: check. Pencils: check. Extra year of high-quality early childhood education: check. My five year old, Elyse, starts Kindergarten tomorrow. She’s a little nervous about f…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
August 31, 2019 at 8:03 PM

Almost there

I really appreciate your support for this campaign. We can't do it without you. Hey — I know you’ve already heard about our goal of getting another 1,000 contributions before the end of the month to jumpstart our momentum heading into the fall. Good news: we’re mere hours away from the deadlin…
Chirlane McCray · [email protected]
August 31, 2019 at 12:03 PM

Update re: We're almost there

Give our fight for working people a jolt of momentum. Step up by tonight's deadline. Friend, Did you see Bill’s message yesterday? We’re pushing to reach this goal of 1,000 additional donations by the end of the month because it’ll give our fight for working people a big jolt of momentum head…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
August 30, 2019 at 5:50 PM

We're almost there

Reaching this goal will help us to fight for working people across the country. Friend, Yesterday our team shared that we needed only 1,000 more contributions before the end of August to beat our financial projections and head toward the October debate cutoff with a big jolt of momentum. And p…
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
August 29, 2019 at 4:27 PM

Beating projections

The one thing I know for sure that CNN's national audience is going to see tonight: Friend, Every presidential campaign dreads the end of August. Why? Because it’s like trying to rush through Times Square on a crowded summer day — everything just seems to slow down. That slowdown really impac…
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
August 27, 2019 at 1:18 AM

Video: what happened at the CNN town hall last night

Americans without health insurance should be a thing of the past, and we're showing the way to the future. Friend, Putting working people first isn’t always easy, but last night Bill showed a national audience how he’s done it in New York City. Take health care, where Bill went in the opposit…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
August 26, 2019 at 12:20 AM

What a night!

We can win if we keep building support -- and that looks like every single supporter stepping up right now. Friend, I just stepped off the live town hall stage at CNN. What a night! This was a truly amazing experience to talk directly to Democrats across the country about what we can do for w…
Chirlane McCray, de Blasio 2020 · [email protected]
August 25, 2019 at 10:03 PM

Starting in one hour Re: Bill's town hall forum live on CNN

The one thing I know for sure that CNN's national audience is going to see tonight: Friend, Bill has focused all weekend on preparing for tonight's live CNN Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. ET. Are you planning to tune in? I don't know about you, but our family and friends can't wait to see what Bill w…
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
August 23, 2019 at 1:49 PM

You don't get opportunities like this every day

Let's get ready to reach everyone who watches this town hall. Friend, This could be a huge moment for our campaign. This Sunday, at 7:00 p.m. ET, Bill will participate in a live, hour-long town hall on CNN. Opportunities like this to directly reach a national audience don’t come up often. In…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
August 20, 2019 at 9:38 PM

Join me for a Q&A in one hour

I'm excited to join Working Families Party supporters for a live Q&A in one hour. Friend — Working people have been getting a raw deal in this country for decades. For 40 years, the rich have gotten richer, and they've paid less and less in taxes. Meanwhile, everyday Americans are struggli…
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
August 17, 2019 at 6:38 PM

Video: Bill on The Daily Show

Why Bill's appearance on the Daily Show this week is a must-watch. Friend — Did you see Bill on the Daily Show this week? It’s a must-watch. In the interview, Bill talks about his proven commitment to working people — but he also discusses something you may not have heard him talk about befor…
Chirlane McCray, de Blasio 2020 · [email protected]
August 14, 2019 at 6:41 PM

Victory is sweet

There's nothing like reminding folks to never underestimate you. Friend — It’s Wednesday, and I’m still thinking about last weekend! Bill, Dante, and I traveled across the state of Iowa talking to working people about everything from mental health to gun reform. We met some incredible people a…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
August 10, 2019 at 12:38 PM

This weekend

I can't wait to talk to voters about how to get money back to working people. Friend — I'm traveling this weekend, hitting the road in Iowa. Last night I was at an event in Clear Lake, today I'll be at an event in Mason City, and tomorrow I'll be at the State Fair in Des Moines. Not exactly a …
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
August 9, 2019 at 12:50 AM

Sean Hannity didn't know what hit him

From guns to policing and reproductive rights to taxes, I told the Fox News audience what we actually stand for. Friend — Fox News host Sean Hannity invited me onto his show this week — and I don’t think he was expecting me to stand up to him so strongly on one issue after another. From guns …
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
August 7, 2019 at 1:39 AM

[video] White supremacy aided and abetted by the White House

The threat from domestic terrorism is unmistakable. This is the threat we need to focus on. Friend — The rise in mass shootings across this country is part of an epidemic with a clear source. It’s the proliferation of weapons and a movement of white supremacy aided and abetted by the White Hou…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
August 2, 2019 at 1:07 AM

[video] What a closer

We're showing the American people that and we're growing stronger with every debate. Friend — Last night, I vowed to tax the hell out of the super rich and put money back in the hands of working people. We now have the furthest-reaching plan for taxing extreme wealth of any candidate in this D…
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
August 1, 2019 at 2:50 AM

Tax the hell out of 'em

Bill just made it clear how he's going to put money back in the hands of working people. Friend — What a night! Bill just stepped off the debate stage and the outstanding reviews are already pouring in. He made one thing clear: he's going to tax the HELL out of the super rich and giant corpora… · [email protected]
July 31, 2019 at 8:51 PM

I won!

Tune into tonight's Democratic debate at 8:00 p.m. ET on CNN to watch Mayor Bill de Blasio. Friend — You might remember Team de Blasio recently ran a contest to take one lucky winner to the debates in Detroit. Well, guess what? I'm the lucky winner! I just arrived in Detroit and I’m so gratef…
Chirlane McCray, de Blasio 2020 · [email protected]
July 30, 2019 at 8:18 PM

A little update

I told Bill I'd be happy to update you so he can focus on everything he has to prepare. Friend — Bill wanted to send you an email today, but I told him I’d be happy to update you so he can stay laser-focused on preparing for tomorrow’s debate. We’re now only 1,494 contributions away from our …
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
July 30, 2019 at 12:27 AM

To hell with the status quo

I'm headed to Detroit right now to represent your voice in the second Democratic debate. Friend — It’s been a long day of debate prep, but I’m heading to Detroit ready to represent progressive voices like yours in the second Democratic debate. Because the bottom line is this: when people like…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
July 24, 2019 at 9:17 PM

Why workers need a Bill of Rights

We can't just complain about the 1% and Wall Street. We must also take action. Together. Friend — Today marks the 10 year anniversary since the last minimum wage increase. Politics aside, the facts are the facts: working people are falling behind — and we’re running out of time to close the ga…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
July 23, 2019 at 5:35 PM

Less than two hours to enter...

Enter soon: this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join me ends in less than two hours. Friend — There are less than two hours to enter for a chance to join me at the debate! Since we never would have gotten this opportunity without support from people like you, friend, I want to guarantee th…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
July 21, 2019 at 9:19 PM

Meet me at the Democratic debate?

You could win an all-expenses-paid trip to meet me at the second Democratic presidential primary debate on July 31. Friend — It’s official — we’ve made it to the second debate! Since we never would have gotten this opportunity without your hard work and dedication, I want to make sure someone…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
July 19, 2019 at 7:04 PM

This win feels familiar...

The House just passed a $15 minimum wage bill. But we still need a president who gets things done. Friend — It’s been a historic week: just yesterday, the House passed a $15 minimum wage bill — and it’s about time Washington started putting working people first. I’m proud that New York City w…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
July 16, 2019 at 1:42 AM

We just hit a MAJOR milestone

This campaign has raised $1.1 million dollars in less time than anyone expected. Friend — The word is out: our fight to put working people first just achieved a new milestone — and the country is taking notice. Thanks to support from people like you, we just announced we’ve raised $1.1 millio…
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
July 11, 2019 at 9:36 PM

We're done waiting for the Supreme Court

Exactly the type of criticism and fake "concern" Mayor de Blasio pushed right past: Friend — Since Mayor de Blasio launched this petition for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a right to an adequate education, Americans from all over the country have stepped up to add their names in supp…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
July 6, 2019 at 2:39 PM

The Supreme Court says we don't have this right. So let's amend the Constitution.

This education reform ensures more money goes to helping working families nationwide. Friend — Yesterday, in my address to the National Education Association, I proposed a constitutional amendment to establish a right to an adequate education in America. I want to ask you to support it — but f…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
July 4, 2019 at 2:03 PM

The threat of foreign influence this 4th of July

Trump is dependent on Russia, but we still share a commitment to the Declaration of Independence. Friend — The Fourth of July is not just a day for family, friends, and fireworks. It is also a day to celebrate the independence of our nation from foreign interference. And right now, that indepe…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
July 1, 2019 at 12:03 AM

No watering down. No waiting.

We're just 130 contributions away from our goal. Will you be the one to put us over the top? Friend — Wow. I knew we’d outpace the projected numbers today when I reached out earlier. But I didn’t realize how enormous the response would be. This team has blown me away today. We’re more ready …
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
June 30, 2019 at 6:39 PM

See Bill's email? Re: Today shapes the rest of the primary

We'll keep it quick, but you need to hear this: we're so, so close to our financial goal. Friend — We’ll keep it quick, but you need to hear this: your fellow supporters are stepping up big time today to put us in close range of our big end-of-quarter goal. We’re now just 272 contributions awa…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
June 30, 2019 at 1:39 PM

Today shapes the rest of the primary

If you're in this fight with me, today's the day to show it. We've got a few hours left. Friend — Tonight is our campaign’s first public financial reporting deadline, and there’s no other way to put this: we have to hit our 2,000-contribution end-of-quarter target before the clock strikes midn…
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
June 29, 2019 at 7:07 PM

It's completely up to you

Where this campaign goes next is completely up to you and your fellow supporters. Friend — We’re ensuring working people get a real voice in this primary, and more people are paying attention every day — but where this campaign goes next is completely up to you and your fellow supporters. Rea…
Chirlane McCray, · [email protected]
June 29, 2019 at 2:20 PM

About the future of this campaign

I know in my heart that Bill is the fighter our country needs. We're counting on you now. Friend — We’re counting on you today. Because tomorrow, the de Blasio 2020 presidential campaign will close the books on its first public fundraising report since it launched. When the report comes out, a…
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
June 28, 2019 at 7:05 PM

Honoring the 50th anniversary of Stonewall

In New York City, we know that EVERYONE has a right to be exactly who they are. Happy Pride! Friend — In New York City today, we know that EVERYONE has a right to be exactly who they are. No city goes bigger for Pride Month than we do in New York, and I can’t wait to join neighbors and friend…
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
June 27, 2019 at 9:20 PM

Breaking through?

Mayor de Blasio set the tone for a debate stage crowded with accomplished candidates. Friend — If you watched Mayor de Blasio on stage at last night’s primary debate, then you saw that voters don’t have to choose between supporting a progressive and supporting someone who can get things done. …
Team de Blasio · [email protected]
June 27, 2019 at 3:03 AM

What Bill said tonight

Help keep building momentum after tonight's debate by helping reach our next big goal. Friend — Wow. Mayor de Blasio is just stepping off tonight’s debate stage, and he made an unmistakable statement. CONTRIBUTE NOW» Mayor de Blasio showed a depth of passion, understanding, and hope tonight …
Bill de Blasio · [email protected]
June 27, 2019 at 1:03 AM

What we did when they said we couldn't

We're putting working people first.   Friend — Thank you so much for joining a group of bold everyday Americans who are just plain tired of getting screwed. It’s blunt, but it’s the truth. Working people are getting screwed by big corporations, and too often they’re getting screwed by their o…