Feb 12, 2021 Press Release

Robin Hood Set to Host Mayoral Candidate Forum on Poverty & Economic Mobility in New York City

NY1’s Errol Louis & WNYC’s Brigid Bergin set to moderate; Eight candidates qualify for panel during annual No City Limits conference.

NEW YORK, NY – Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, announced Thursday that it will host a mayoral candidate forum on February 25 during its annual No City Limits conference. The forum will focus on candidates’ plans to combat poverty and improve the economic mobility of low-income New Yorkers. The 90-minute program, moderated by NY1’s Errol Louis and WNYC’s Brigid Bergin, will be broadcast online and will include pre-recorded questions from low-income New Yorkers covering issues around children, education, jobs, housing, and criminal justice.

Registration for the forum is not required and it is open to the public. The forum will be broadcast live at 2:00 p.m. ET on February 25 on FacebookTwitter, and/or YouTube.

Robin Hood has selected a field of eight Democratic primary candidates. Criteria for inclusion was based on public polling; demonstrated commitments to the race’s policy discussions; and a proven ability to run a campaign on small-dollar grassroots financing (1,000+ donors as of the most recent public filing).

Invited Candidates:

  • Eric Adams
  • Shaun Donovan
  • Kathryn Garcia
  • Ray McGuire
  • Dianne Morales
  • Scott Stringer
  • Maya Wiley
  • Andrew Yang

About Robin Hood:

Founded in 1988, Robin Hood finds, fuels, and creates the most impactful and scalable solutions lifting families out of poverty in New York City, with models that can work across the country. In 2020, Robin Hood invested nearly $200 million to provide COVID relief, legal services, housing, meals, workforce development training, education programs and more to families in poverty in New York City. Robin Hood tracks every program with rigorous metrics, and since Robin Hood’s Board of Directors covers all overhead, 100 percent of every donation goes directly to the poverty fight. Learn more at robinhood.org.