A MESSAGE TO NEW YORKERS:
New York City has always been the beacon of hope for the world. We are the great melting pot, represented by every ethnicity, religion and background. Each one of our neighborhoods isunique and our needs are diverse. But there is more that unites us than makes us diﬀerent.We may be ﬁve boroughs, but we are one city and we all share the goals of a strong city,moving forward.We all want safe neighborhoods where New Yorkers can live without fear of violent crime.Our city went from more than 2,000 murders a year to being the safest big city in America.That didn’t happen by accident—it was through the use of proactive and eﬀective crime-ﬁghtingstrategies.We all want a stronger economy and more jobs. The middle class is shrinking and New Yorkersare suﬀering in a diﬀicult economy and an increasingly expensive city. We need a mayor with theexperience to attract new industries and good-paying jobs, while taking steps to make the citymore aﬀordable so that New Yorkers can live and raise their families here.We all want better schools for our children. Better schools mean a brighter future. A quality education will break the cycle of poverty and give the next generation the opportunity tocompete in the 21st century. We need to give parents more choices in their child’s educationand enhance reforms that are beginning to deliver positive results.The next mayor must have both the vision and the experience to meet our challenges. I am not apolitician, but I have been a leader in both the private and public sector, with the great fortune of serving New Yorkers on behalf of Democratic and Republican administrations. My leadership istested and my policies are proven.You have a real choice in this election and I believe our best days are ahead. You have my wordthat I will ﬁght for you and your family every day. I will never put special interests above the public’s interest and every New Yorker will have a listening ear in my administration. Workingtogether, we can move our city forward. United and strong.