Cynthia Nixon is running for governor of New York

March 20, 2018

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On Monday, actress Cynthia Nixon formally announced she’s running for governor in New York, challenging current Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination.

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She made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter, in which she said her goals included fixing the “broken subway” and ending mass incarceration.

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Nixon is perhaps best known for her role as lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the iconic HBO series Sex and the City.

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She’s also appeared in Broadway plays and has won multiple Tony Awards for her theatrical work.

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But in recent years, Nixon has become more involved in activism for progressive causes, including marriage equality and education justice.

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She’s also become a vocal critic of Cuomo and an ally of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Nixon’s wife, Christine Marinoni, is an education activist who, until recently, worked for New York City’s Department of Education.

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In January, Nixon spoke at the People’s State of the Union in New York City, where she criticized President Donald Trump and called for action.

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They may think that our belief in true participatory democracy is waning, that we are complacent, that we are distracted … but we are here to prove them wrong.

— Cynthia Nixon

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