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And so as you start to tune into this race, I hope you’ll take a hard look at one woman in particular, Maya Wiley.
I got to know Maya’s personal history as the daughter of a civil rights leader, and her career as a civil rights lawyer and activist who found herself, suddenly, putting her ideas in 2014 as the mayor’s counsel.
Those paper qualifications themselves are enough to make her a very serious candidate, if she runs.
Maya grew up in Washington, DC, in a poor neighborhood, going to an inner-city school, with conversations about race and poverty all around her, influenced by her father, civil rights icon George A. Wiley.
Maya is the sort of person you want at your side in a crisis.