Nov 03, 2021 Press Release

Statement from Robin Hood CEO Richard R. Buery, Jr. Congratulating Mayor-Elect Eric Adams

New York, NY — Richard R. Buery, Jr., CEO of Robin Hood – New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization – released the following statement congratulating Mayor-Elect Eric Adams on his victory today:

“Congratulations to Eric Adams on his election as New York City’s next Mayor. His historic victory comes at a pivotal time for New York City, as we witness immense need across the five boroughs coupled with an unprecedented opportunity to rebuild a new New York. We cannot let this opportunity slip by. Robin Hood stands ready to work with his team to lead the way for our city’s next great comeback.

“Earlier this summer, Robin Hood released a policy agenda – ‘From Crisis to Opportunity’ – laying out a blueprint for the next Administration to reduce poverty, ensure a more equitable and sustainable recovery from COVID-19, and put in place policies to proactively tackle long standing inequities. We hope Mayor-Elect Adams and his team will draw on this plan, which was informed by New Yorkers’ lived experiences and Robin Hood community partners, to move our city forward with a focus on uplifting low-income families and children, people of color, and immigrant New Yorkers.

“As a former Deputy Mayor, I know the immense power City Hall has to create lasting, positive change for New Yorkers. As we build back from the pandemic, I am confident that Mayor-elect Adams will do what it takes to build a new New York, that both addresses the city’s and vulnerable New Yorkers’ immediate needs and provides real solutions to the long-persisting inequities that COVID-19 worsened.”

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. Last year, 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. Learn more at