New York Mayor de Blasio’s Inaugural Address provides a template for those seeking to understand and express the vision and mission of progressive governance in the twenty-first century.
In his Inaugural Address, Mayor de Blasio clarifies the challenge of a united but diverse city to act “now” to (1) address the needs of all its members; (2) implement the progressive dream of economic and social justice, equal opportunity, and upward mobility; (3) provide safe communities, affordable housing, quality education, and expanded healthcare; and (4) actualize a more neighborhood centric city administration.
Plus, Mayor de Blasio brought together the left and right wings of the Democratic Party.
This was a great victory for someone, who ran on a progressive agenda, criticized the excesses of Wall Street, proposed higher taxes on the wealthy, and not expected to be the new Mayor of New York.
Follow the link to view and read Mayor de Blasio’s Inaugural Address.