NYC Public Advocate's Statement On The Induction Of Governor Kathy Hochul

August 24th, 2021

Press Release

"The historic weight of inducting New York's first female governor today cannot go overlooked or underappreciated. From our state's founding it has been a position held by white men, except when those men were confronted with and faced consequences for their own failure and wrongdoing. As we move forward from this latest moment of scandal, I hope we can end this pattern by realizing what leadership can look like.

"Governor Hochul's success is our success, and with former Governor Cuomo now removed from the position of power that he long abused, it's my hope that we can restore power to the people, and center our objectives on achieving justice, equity, and advancement for New Yorkers. There are immense challenges before our city and state, but as I expressed to Governor Hochul before she assumed her new role, I'm ready to work together to recover from this pandemic and renew New York. As she takes office, I wish her luck and offer her support."

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