Spike Lee Narrates Campaign Ad For Ray McGuire
Written by BET on December 2, 2020
There are a crowded group of candidates seeking to be the subsequent mayor of New York Metropolis. Now, former Citigroup exec Ray McGuire has entered the race and he kicked it off with a campaign ad narrated by Spike Lee.
Within the advert, Lee says, “The world has modified, my fearless New Yorkers. Twenty-four-thousand of our neighbors have died from Covid. 1,000,000 of our sisters and brothers had been thrown out of labor.”
He additionally added, “We’ve got a chance to rebuild and that begins with who’s main our metropolis.”
McGuire, 63, is seen working via an empty Instances Sq. because the Oscar winner continues, “If we wish to cease an increasing number of jobs and small companies from vanishing, we want a person who can suppose large.”
McGuire says within the video, “Some of us say New York Metropolis is completed, however, to paraphrase the nice Muhammad Ali, should you ever dream about beating New York Metropolis, you higher get up and apologize.”
The music within the advert is by jazz icon Wynton Marsalis.
McGuire, who’s initially from Dayton, Ohio, is a Harvard grad and was the vice chairman of Citigroup for 15 years. Different candidates embrace Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former de Blasio authorized counsel Maya Wiley and former de Blasio Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia.
The 2021 New York Metropolis mayoral election may have a major on June 22, 2021 and a basic election on November 2, 2021. Incumbent Mayor Invoice de Blasio can’t run once more because of time period limits.