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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announces 2020 presidential bid

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio released a video announcing his candidacy on YouTube  Thursday morning.  The central theme of de Blasio's campaign is "working people first." He joins a crowded field of nearly two dozen Dems. Earlier this week, de Blasio held an event at Trump Tower in NY to announce that 8 of the president's signature namesake buildings would owe the city $2.1 million per year if the Trump Organization doesn't make changes to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, in NYC's version of the Green New Deal, which  takes effect on Friday. Earlier this year, de Blasio was sworn in to his second term by Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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