Did you watch Sex and the City? Even if you weren’t a hardcore fan who watched every single episode and then all the movies, you still know exactly what we’re talking about. When people mention this TV show, you can’t help but imagine the busy streets of New York, the constant flow of traffic, the yellow cabs, the shiny skyscrapers of Manhattan and the gorgeous Brownstones of the Upper West Side. And of course you can’t help but remember the incredible four ladies running around that city, doing their business, looking stylish, working hard and falling in love even harder. Which one of them was your favorite?
Mine was always Miranda. She just seemed the most real to me and I really liked her attitude to life, her frankness, and how logical and rational she was. So if you had to choose one of the Sex and the City girls to run for office, I’d pick Miranda. Well guess what, that just became reality. Cynthia Nixon, the actress who played Miranda is actually running for Governor of New York. Life is funny that way.
Cynthia announced her candidacy on Twitter by posting a campaign video that featured her family. Before you judge her as “another celeb who wants to run for office” I strongly suggest you do your research, or at least watch that promotional video.
Cynthia is a born and raised New Yorker. She loves the city she grew up in and she’s never wanted to live anywhere else. But she also sees how corrupted New York has become over the years and she wants to fix it. One of the things she’s most passionate about changing is the financial inequality in the city and the state of New York.
Manhattan is the place of luxury and power, but people on the outskirts of the city live below the poverty line. Cynthia isn’t about that life. Yes, she might be famous but she’s proud of her public school education and she chose to send her kid to a public school too. She strongly believes in giving people equal opportunities. “I was given chances I just don’t see for most of New York’s kids today” – says Cynthia.
Winning these elections won’t be easy for Cynthia. People know her as a celebrity and an activist, but they have no idea what she would be like as a governor. It’ll be a challenge for her to get into office, but on the bright side, she has no past in politics, so people have no negative associations with her either. She really has a chance to show what she’s all about and prove herself as a capable governor and we wish her all the luck in the world.