To all our volunteers and supporters,
Thank you all for everything you’ve done for me, for this campaign and for this city. I could say it a million times and it still wouldn’t be enough – thank you. No campaign, maybe in the history of this city, had the kind of overwhelming grassroots support we saw over these past months. Thousands and thousands of volunteers from every corner of the five boroughs. From 16 years old to 86 years old. You knocked doors, made calls, and helped share our message with voters in every neighborhood.
This was a hard fought race. We took a lot of knocks. We were up against a lot of odds, but I am proud of the race we ran.
This isn’t the outcome any of us were hoping for. But if there’s a young girl out there who was inspired by the thought of New York’s first woman mayor and said to herself… you know what, I can do this. Or if there was a young LGBT teen out there somewhere, doubting themselves because of who they are… but they took a look at our effort and said, you know what, I can do this. That alone makes all the work of these last 9 months worth it.
Our campaign was built on a deep and abiding faith in this city. A belief that New York was, is, and must always remain a glowing beacon of opportunity and hope to people around the world. A place that makes a simple promise to each of us - the same promise it made to my grandparents and to yours. Work hard, and you’ll be able to provide a better life for your family, for your children and grandchildren.
We believe that New York is still that place. And we believe working together we can make it even more of that place for every New Yorker. While this campaign may be at an end, our work is never over -- not until families from Jackson Heights to Washington Heights, from Eastchester to East New York, families from every corner of this city have the same shot at a good job, a good school for their kids, and a good home to live in.
So thank you all again, and I look forward to continuing to fight each and every day by your side for an even greater New York City.
- Christine Quinn