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Democratic nominee for mayor and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio attended a rally with members of New York City's vibrant and diverse Muslim community today.

Speakers – including elected officials such as City Councilman Robert Jackson, small business owners, and faith and community leaders – cited de Blasio's progressive vision for the city and commitment to listening to the issues and concerns of all New Yorkers.

"The vision I have for this city is for a city where everyone belongs, everyone has a shot, and everyone knows they're included," de Blasio said. "This is what this campaign has been all about – not only in economic terms, but also in terms of respecting people no matter where they come from, no matter what they look like, no matter what faith they practice. We must restore the dream that is New York City as a place of real inclusion and real respect for all peoples."


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