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CandidateWill accept money from police unions?Will accept money from correction officer unions?Has a plan to address police violence and/or mass incarceration on their website?For Defunding the NYPD?
If so, by how much? (For context, the city spends over 10 billion dollars on the NYPD per year. Largest budget and police force in the nation)
For removing police ("school safety agents") and metal detectors from schools to end the School-to-Prison pipeline?For removing cops from mental health emergencies?
For full decriminalization of sex work and abolishing the NYPD Vice Squad? (for more context, another source on the Vice Squad here)
For closing Rikers without building four new jails?For ending Solitary Confinement?NotesEndorsementsWant to share your thoughts on their platform or lack of?
Social Medias + Emails below:
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Dianne Morales* see notes.
NoNoYes Yes*At Least*
3 billion dollars
in her first year.
For removing police from schools.

For removing metal detectors (reached campaign for comment)
Yes
Yes.

Included in her plan for

Gender and Sexuality Equity.
YesYes
(answers after 1:28:28 mark)

Fired 40 staffers and ended pay on June 9th.

Testimony of child abuse by 15-year-old former staffer.

Testimony of hostile working environment for organizers of color on the campaign.

Did not pay staffers for working 40+ hour weeks.

Fired staffers
elected to represent "Mayorales" Union.

-

P
roposes a Community First Responders Dept.

For decriminalizing drug use and establishing Overdose Prevention Centers.

Only ca
ndidate to condemn Israeli apartheid

BOLD = RESCINDED ENDORSEMENT AFTER 5/27

State Sen. Jabari Brisport
State AM Jessica González-Rojas
State Senator Rivera (ranked #2)
State AM Marcela Mitaynes
State AM Harvey Epstein
CM Jimmy Van Bramer
Working Families Party
Make the Road Action (ranked #1)
Community Voices Heard Power (ranked #2)
Churches United for Fair Housing
The Jewish Vote (ranked #1)
CUNY PSC (ranked #2)
Citizen Action of NY
CIR/SEIU
Muslim Democratic Club of NY (ranked #1)
New York Muslim Action Network
Union of Arab Women
Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
Sunrise Movement

United Auto Workers 9A Region (ranked #2)
National Association of Social Workers, NYC Chapter PAC
Lambda Indep. Dems of Brooklyn
In the Fight North Brooklyn
Central Brooklyn Independent Dems
NYC Kids PAC (ranked #2)
Empire State Indivisible
Frederick Johnson
Bay Ridge Democrats
Downtown Independent Democrats
Coalition for a District Alternative (ranked #1)
Sister Diaspora for Liberation
Rockaway Revolution
Elisa Crespo for NYC Council D15
Angela Fernandez for NYC Council D10
Kristin Jordan for NYC Council D9
Samelys López
District Leader John M. Blasco
District Leader Paul Newell
District Leader Gardenhire
District Leader Aura Olavarria
Queens District Leaders
Priscilla Alexander
New York Progressive Action Network
Adolfo Abreu for NYC Council D14
District Leader Shaquana Boykin
District Leader Jesse Pierce
District Leader Samy Nemir-Olivares
Zephyr Teachout
@Dianne4NYC
on Twitter & Instagra
m

Dianne4NYC on Tiktok

Info@dianne.ny
c

Youth4Dianne on Tiktok

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Maya Wiley* see notes.NoNoYesYesAt least $1 billion

Budget cuts are included in different plans.
Total amounts to ~$693 Million

$18 million to cover Participatory Justice Fund.

$225 Million to fund plan for Universal Community Care for two years.

$450 Million diverted from school policing to fund expanded mental health services in schools.
For removing police from schools

Position on metal detectors?

YesNo to full decrim.

Supports abolishing the Vice Squad.
Yes*Yes
(answers after 1:28:28 mark)

*Helped
expand City's cooperation with ICE.

Supports police turning undocumented people over to ICE if they are convicted of an offense deemed violent.

*Initially supported plan for four new jails.

Served as Chairwoman of the NYC Civillian Complaint Review Board from 2016 - 2
017.
Resigned in 2017.

Prior, served as counsel to Mayor de B
lasio.

-

Gun Violence Prevention Plan centers directly impacted people: "We must leverage the expertise and knowledge of impacted communities that have experienced and continue to experience gun violence on how to prevent this violence".

Intends to divert $75 million from Corrections b
udget to Care Income.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez
Democracy for America
State Sen. Mike Gianaris
CM Helen Rosenthal
CM Stephen Levin
DNC Vice Chair and former AM Michael Blake
1199 SEIU
AM Khaleel Anderson
Coalition for a District Alternative (ranked #2)
AM Latoya Joyner
James Vacca
Rep. Nydia Velazquez
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries
Rep. Yvette Clarke
Freelancers Union
New York Progressive Action Network
Working Families Party
Make the Road Action (ranked #2)
Community Voices Heard Power (ranked #1)
Indivisible Harlem (ranked #2)
The Jewish Vote (raanked #2)
Muslim Democratic Club (ranked #2)
The Village Independent Democrats
Yvette Clarke
Higher Heights for America PAC (ranked #1)
Emily's List
Amplify Her
AM Aubry
Empire State Indivisible
Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens
Former NYC Public Advocate Mark Green
NYC Kids Pac (Ranked #1)
Gloria Steinem
Roberta Kaplan
AM Nathalia Fernandez
@mayawiley on Twitter

@mayawiley4nyc on IG

info@mayawileyformayor.com

Apply to participate in her People's Assemblies and provide suggestions on pol
icy here.
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Paperboy PrinceNo (answers in IG comment) NoNoYesAll (?) Has not specified an amount.
Wants to abolish the police.
Likely yes
Yes

In an interview
, stated "Abolishing the police and replacing them with a citizen-controlled safety and mental health-focused group would be a much better system."
YesYes

In statement released after Chauvin trial, conveyed support for a future without jails.
Likely yes.

When asked about parole reform
, stated "a psychiatrist of the people should be on the parole board to make sure said individual is capable of reentering society. But even if their mental state makes them a risk to society or themselves, they should still be able to be outside of a prison cell."


"We need to abolish the police and replace them with a love team
"(PersistBrooklyn Mayoral Forum).

Helps r
un a love gallery and community fridge. Intends to establish more love galleries/centers throughout NYC as mayor.

For decriminalization of drug possession, reparations for communities impacted by the drug war & treatment of drug abuse as a medical issue.

For reparations to descendants of slavery.

Rapp
er.

Released a song mocking Eric Adams for teaching parents how to search kids rooms for drugs/weapons without their consent.
The Red Hook Star-Revue@paperboyprince on Twitter

@paperboytheprince on IG

Paperboytheprince@gmail.com
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Joycelyn TaylorNoUnknownYesYesAtleast $1 billionYesYesUnknown
Unclear.

Commits to no new jails in h
er criminal justice reform plan.

In Decision NYC interview (after 22 mins), Taylor states "We need to revisit the current plan. [...] might have been a great plan two years ago. But in this moment, is that the smartest way to proceed? [...] Maybe revisit that at another time - building new jails".

Yes
(answers after 1:28:28 mark)
For decriminalizing drug possession.

For ending all broken windows / quality of life policing.
@Taylorfor2021 on Twitter

@joycelyntaylor2021 on I
G

Contact form on websit
e
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Art ChangNoNoYesYes$1.3 billion dollarsNo.

For keeping unarmed police officers in schools.
No.

Calls for "unarmed rapid response teams" in addition to cops for all emergencies.
Likely yes.

In plan for LGBTQIA New Yorkers, commits to "decriminalize minor crimes and vices (e.g. sex work)."
YesYes
Former managing Director at J.P. Morgan Chas
e

Refers to people in prison as "hardened criminals".

Claims:
"Not every alleged perpetrator is equal. We have first offenders. [...] and those folks need to be treated differently than people who have repeat criminal records."

(Calls for punitive justice and restorative justice to be used simultaneously when they are mutually exclusive)
The League of Independent Theaters@achangnyc
on Twitter and IG

Also at @art4mayornyc
on Twitter and IG
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Shaun DonovanNoNoYesYes* (see notes)
$250 million cut of NYPD budget per year
to achieve a cut of $1 billion in 4 years.



YesYes
Yes.


Wants to close rikers.

And
build four new jails.
Yes
*
On his campaign website, he commits to reduce the combined budget of
police AND corrections
by 3 billion in 4 years.

NYPD budget cut is included in this.

Claims he would end the prison to shelter pipeline.
Although, as Housing Secretary,
he aided in the privatization and neglect of public housing.

Most campaign contributions
from his dad.

Director of the Office of Management and Budget in Obama's cabinet
(2014 - 2017)

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(2009 - 2014)

U.S. Sen-elect John Hickenlooper
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz
Former Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin
Edward Norton
AM Michael Benedeto
AM Charles Fall
@ShaunDonovanNYC
on Twitter and IG

info@shaunfornyc.com
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Scott Stringer* see notesNoNoYesYes* (see notes)$275 million per year
to achieve a cut of $1.1 billion
over 4 years.

Commitment included on City Comptroller website, not his campaign website.

No.

Calls for removing armed NYPD officers from NYC schools, but would like to maintain the presence of school safety agents who are trained by them.

Intends to "focus their
efforts primarily on [...] making sure that everyone has a legitimate
reason to be in school buildings".

(SSA's are already assigned to patrol and surveil people on school grounds)

Does not mention metal detectors.

Yes
Yes
No:

"Asked to clarify if that meant Stringer actually supports building borough-based jails, spokesperson Tyrone Stevens said, “We think there is a need for new, modern borough-based facilities".
Yes
(after 1:28:28 mark)
*Threatened CM Kallos

*History of abusing power to end others political careers.

*Will not answer if he has had sexual relations with other interns. Has said, "not to the best of my knowledge."

*
Former intern testified that he repeatedly groped and harrassed her

*Last su
mmer, he shamed the Mayor and City Council for failing to cut 1 billion dollars from the police budget in one year.
Yet, currently he is proposing a lesser c
ut of 275 million per year.

According to Politico report,
"While publicly saying he will pose an obstacle to real estate, Stringer is quietly telling developers he will work with them if elected, according to more than half a dozen people in the business who have direct knowledge of his comments".

Has held office in one position or
another since 1992:
New York Assemblyman from 1992 - 2005
Manhattan Borough President from 2006 - 2013
City Comptroller from
2013 - Present
BOLD = RESCINDED ENDORSEMENT AFTER 4/28

Working Families Party (ranked #1)
UFT
(Will not rescind endorsement.
Stringer controls their pension funds)
UFCW LoCL 1500
The Jewish Vote (ranked #2)
Sunrise Movement NYC
New York Communities for Change
Food and Water Action
Progressive Women of NY
Central Brooklyn Indep. Dems
NO IDC NY
Muslim Agenda 2021 Coalition

Citizen Action of NY (ranked #1)
Grand Street Dems
CUNY PSC (ranked #1)
Stonewall Dems of NY
Lambda Independent Dem. of Brooklyn
Teamsters Local 237 (endorsed after allegations)
District Council 9

Rep. Jamaal Bowman
Rep. Jerry Nadler
Rep. Adriano Espaillat
State Senator Robert Jackson
State Senator Kavanagh
State Senator Serrano
State Senator Salazar
State Senator Ramos
State Senator Biaggi
State Senator Rivera (ranked 1st)
State Sen. Brisport (ranked 2nd)*
AM Catalina Cruz
AM Yuh Line Niou

AM Amanda Septimo
AM Carmen De La Rosa
AM Nily Rozic
AM Robert Carroll
AM Diana Richardson
AM Rebecca Seawright
AM Nick Perry
CM Jimmy Van Bramer
CM Diana Ayala
CM Mark Levine
6 Queens District Leaders

All End
orsements (this link is archived, he took down endorsement page)
@Scottmstringer
on Twitter and IG

Info@stringerformayor.com
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Kathryn GarciaNoUnknownYes
No.

Instead,
wants to invest in more implicit bias training and community policing.
N/ADoes not think it mattersNo
No
No.

Wants to close rikers and turn into renewable energy zone.

Supports building four new jail
s (answers after 13 min mark).
Yes
(answer after 1:28:28 mark)

Commissioner of NYC Sanitation Dept.
(2014 - 2020)

In her initial plan for police reform,
Garci
a claimed "Police officers face the most challenging moments of the human condition".
NYTIMES Editorial Board
Loree Sutton (former mayoral candidate)
SEIU Local 444 (Sanitation Officers Association)
SEIU Local 246
Uniformed Sanitation Chiefs Association
AM Danny O'Donnel
AM Nily Rozic
Indivisible Harlem (ranked #1)
All Endorsements
@KGforNYC
on Twitter and IG

Info@KGforNYC.com
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Ray McGuire* served on NYC Police FoundationYesYesYes
No
:

"Mr. McGuire, who served on the New York City Police Foundation, has called for “better policing with greater accountability, not fewer police officers”
N/ANo, but proposes reducing the number of officers. No.

Proposes mental health specialists work in tandem with the police.
Did not answer.
Would like the police to remain involved.
YesUnknownOn the same day the Israeli army killed Palestinian children, McGuire took time to "stand proudly with Israel". Referred to Palestinians as terrorists.

Investment banker:

"For the last 13 years, he was the head of global corporate and investment banking at Citigroup and the longest tenured head of investment banking in the history of Wall Street".
Former Rep. Steve Israel
Director Spike Lee
LL Cool J
Patrick Ewing
Charles Oakley
AM Vivian Cook
AM Robert Rodriguez
@RayforMayor
on Twitter and IG

Info@rayformayor.com

Text at 1-833-282-0002
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Andrew Yang* campaign ran by lobbying consultant firm Tusk Strategies which also represents the NYC Police Benevolent Association.NoNoYesNo.

Called for assigning 500 more officers to patrol subways and supports the NYPD & Mayor's decision to do so.
N/ANot a clear yes or no.

Said parents should be able to decide.

No.

Instead,
intends to expand upon non-police responses to mental health emergencies and HOME-STAT, a crisis response team that partners with the NYPD.

Yes to full decrim

Position on Vice Squad unknown.

States
“Rikers Island should be closed, but we need to be flexible on the timeline”.

When should it be closed then?

Would like to build four new jails.
UnknownOn the same day the Israeli army killed Palestinian children, Yang took time to "stand with Israel".

Would like to relaunch NYPD plainclothes unit that killed Eric Garner & numerous others
.

Circulating letter w/ 400+ Signatures by Asian New Yorkers Against Yang

Compares BDS action to Nazis boycott of Jewish businesses
.

History of appearing on alt-right wing podcasts

Commends NYPD for increasing the number of officers in Asian communit
ies

Against increasing taxes on the wealth
y

Intends to increase policing of street vendors


Rep. Ritchie Torres
AM Ron Kim
CM Margaret Chin
Gigi Li - running to rep. D1
Amy Schumer
Freelancers Union
New Era Democrats
Councilmember Carlos Menchaca* (former Mayoral candidate)
AM Eichenstein
CM Yeger
Rep. Grace Meng
AM Kenny Burgos
Asian American Democratic Club
JFK Regular Democratic Club
Borough Park United
Chang Le America Association
Fujian Foundation in USA
United Overseas Fujianese Association of America
CM Vanessa Gibson
State Sen. Jeremy Cooney
AAPI Victory Fund
@Andrewyang
on Twitter and IG

Info@yangfornyc.com
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Eric Adams* Retired NYPD captainYes - Accepted 2k from Police Benevolent Association for 2021 cycle.UnknownYes

- included in his 100+ steps for NYC instead of his "Safety" section.
No,

wants to invest in more training and hire more Black and Brown officers.
N/ANo.

For keeping unarmed police in schools.
No
No

to decriminalizing sex work at all.


Agrees to disband Vice Squad.

No
.

Supports sending people deemed "violent" to Rikers despite the spread of COVID-19 in jails.

Claimed: "they were serving out of their year, years time because it'd be violent act. They should serve out that time".

(
Vera Institute report on who was actually recommended for release)

Supports Rikers being replaced with better jails if financially possible.

No,

does not want to end
for people deemed violent.
May or may not live in New York.

On the same day the Israeli arm
y killed Palestinian children, he announced support for Israel.

Appeared on Tucker Carlson show

Would like to relaunch NYPD plainclothes unit that killed Eric Garner and numerous others.

Would l
ike to restart stop and frisk to search people randomly for guns.

Claimed stop and frisk is a great tool that should have not ended.

Claims: "One reason the NYPD continues to be plagued by incidents of bias and brutality is that the department still needs to become much more diverse".

(People of color already make up the majorit
y of the force, representing 54% of NYPD officers)

Declar
es NYPD
to be
the most important city agency.

Former Republican.

Brooklyn Borough President
(2014 - )

BOLD = Rescinded Endorsement

Muslim Action Network
(rescinded after he failed to condemn human rights abuses in Palestine)

NYPOST
NYS Court Officers Association
Our Time Press
State Sen. Roxanne Persaud
AM Jaime Williams
CM Laurie Cumbo
CM Ydanis Rodriguez
CM Peter Koo
CM I. Daneek Miller
CM Darma Diaz
CM Alicka Ampry-Samuel
Former Rep. Ed Towns
Public Employees Federation
CM Farah Louis
State Sen. Goundares
CM Moya
NY Hotel and Motel Trades Council
AM Hermelyn
32BJ SEIU
District Council 37 Executive Board
State Sen. Diane Savino
CM Justin Brannan
AM Peter Abbate
Rep. Souzzi
Angela Yee

All Endorsements
@ericadamsforNYC
on Twitter and IG

info@ericadams2021.com

(929) 474-3793
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Isaac Wright Jr.UnknownUnknownYes
Unclear.

Sugges
ts "city-wide police retraining" which costs money.

But also suggests "rellocation of the bloated budget".
N/ANo,

bu
t suggests reducing the number of officers in schools.

Position on metal detectors?

Unclear.

Sugges
ts "the creation of a mental health response organization that is separate from the NYPD". Will they replace the NYPD?
UnknownUnknownUnknown
Formerly incarcerated person and attorney.

Helped overturn the wrongful convictions of twenty other incarcerated people while in prison.

Exonerated himself from a life sentence.

Now, executive producer for ABC Legal drama series For Life (based on his
life).
Bi
o here.
@wrightfornyc on Twitter

Info@wrightfornyc2021.com
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Quanda Francis* former researcher for the NYPD. UnknownUnknownYesUnclear.

Proposes cutting the NYPD budget by 27% *and* investing in surveillance technology to replace officers.
N/ANo.

Said school safety agents are not the same as regular police officers.
UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Was running as an Independent.
Now running as a Democrat.

Worked with the NYPD as a researcher for over two years.

Proposes expanding surveillance technology to replace officers: "The autonomous devices can identify and respond – autonomously. Just like an officer, but without the high cost and related liabilities"

@QuandaFrancis on Twitter
and
@quandafrancis_2021 on IG
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Aaron FoldenauerUnknownUnknownYes
No.

Wants to redesign police uniforms to make them more "approachable" and increase training.

Proposes a "Coffee with a Cop" program that would pay cops to have coffee with New Yorkers.
N/AUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown@aaronfoldenauer
on Twitter and IG
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Eddie CullenUnknownUnknownNo - website in progressUnknownN/AUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Calls for "Inclusive Capitalism".

States "All 8.5 million New Yorkers Matter"
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Carlos Menchaca*
DROPPED OUT
& Endorsed Yang
NoNoNo.

There is
a "Policy Value Statement"

Unclear.

Previously committed to cut *at least* 1 billion dollars in June. However, on his policy page, states "the NYPD’s entire $8 billion budget will be under review for reallocation" without commitment to a budget cut.

N/AYes

(answers after 2:00:00 mark)
Yes
Yes
YesYes
(answers after 1:28:28 mark)
Councilmember for D38.

In Decision NYC interview, states "I want to talk directly to police and say how can we make your lives better? And what can we do together?"

Supported residents in the fight against the Industry City rezoning project which would have furthered gentrification and displacement, but he seems to regret it?
Hailie Kim for City Council D26
Chris Sosa for City Council D5
@cmenchaca on Twitter

@menchaca on IG

Info@carlos2021.com
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Zachary Iscol* Marine corps veteran of Iraq War
(DROPPED OUT - Running for City Comptroller instead. You can use this info to compare him with candidates in that race :) )
UnknownUnknownYesLikely No.

Refers to demand to defund the NYPD as a call for "arbitrary budget cuts". On Floyd protests, states the NYPD should have been deployed to stop "looting".
N/AUnknownYes,
but to "unburden the police"
(archived web attached)
UnknownUnknown
Unclear.

Iscol "was displeased with having to state a hard yes or no, but came around to say he was against raising taxes and that the city
should “move toward” ending solitary confinement".

Wants to replace officers who oversee traffic with automated cameras / automated policing to help
"ease the burden on the police". (archived web)


Created military focused digital company.
@ZachIscol on Twitter

Email: info@zachiscol.com

Text Zach at 917-634-3997
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Loree Sutton* Retired Military General (DROPPED OUT)
& Endorsed Garcia
YesUnknownNoNoN/ANoNoUnknownUnknownNo
(answers after 1:28:28 mark)

Proudly refers to the military as the most diverse institution in the world.
(PersistBrooklyn Mayoral Forum)


Describes anti-racist education as opposed to what "America stands for"

@SuttonforNYC

@LoreeSuttonNYC


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