Mayor Adams Commends NYC for Voting in Favor of Racial Equity
Mayor Eric Adams commended the citizens of New York City for voting in favor of three important matters that were on the ballot. The referendums voted on were previously reported on by LittleAfrica News in our November 1-14 issue.
The issues are an amendment to the New York City Charter to promote racial equity, the opening of a racial justice office, and the calculation of the true cost of living for residents in the city. All of these matters were voted for in the affirmative with each of the referendums getting more than 70% of YES votes.
“Equity and justice go hand-in-hand and are key to building a prosperous city that serves all New Yorkers,” Adams said in a statement. “By using their voices and their votes for all three racial justice ballot proposals, New Yorkers have placed racial equity at the heart of our city’s government.”
“Our administration is fully committed to advancing equity, and I am proud of New Yorkers’ decision to create the first-ever racial equity office,” Adams said. “New Yorkers from all walks of life have made history to dismantle structural racism in our city and ensure equity is a core government function, setting a precedent that cities around the nation can follow.”
According to Gothamist, the city spent $5 million dollars on an advertising campaign to make the public aware of the ballot on these matters. A voter, Kaylee Ramirez, claimed that she saw ads about the vote on the subway. Ramirez said that she hoped the matters she voted on would make a noticeable difference regarding matters of race in the city.