Public Advocate Jumaane Williams endorses Bernie Sanders

David Caplan
January 02, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Bernie Sanders and Jumaane Williams

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday snagged the endorsement of a high-ranking New York City official: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. 

"After months of great deliberation, I'm proud to once again announce my endorsement of Sen. @BernieSanders for President," Williams tweeted. "Bernie is a voice for the people, not the political establishment. Join me in supporting him at http://berniesanders.com/volunteer #NotMeUs #ItsTimeLetsGo." 

Sanders said in a statement announcing the endorsement, "Jumaane is truly an advocate for the people, and I am proud to receive his endorsement today. Jumaane and I share a common cause -- to change the systems that make it harder and harder for working families to get by. I am grateful to have the support of my fellow Brooklynite, and the grassroots support of so many New Yorkers."

Aside from his tweet, Williams said in a statement, "It’s critically important to have someone like Bernie Sanders as the next President because we have to have someone who’s not just going to heal and unite, but who is going to change the system that’s in place,” Williams said. “When I first got elected, I made a decision that I didn’t get elected to get re-elected. I got elected to try to cause transformational change for people who feel their voice hasn’t been heard. Bernie’s done the same thing. Bernie’s message resonates because everybody understands that they too deserve quality housing, quality healthcare and quality education. We all deserve that, and Bernie Sanders is the one who is going to lead that charge.”