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Bill De Blasio Says His Group to Present ‘Progressive Agenda’ May 12

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at police headquarters following the death of officer Brian Moore on May 4, 2015 in New York City.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at police headquarters following the death of officer Brian Moore on May 4, 2015 in New York City.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will release his own “contract with America” on May 12, an effort to draw attention to his nationwide effort to resolve income inequality.

De Blasio told MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday that he would issue the plan on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. He’ll be joined by elected officials, activists and celebrities. He borrowed the idea from someone he seldom agrees with, former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who made a right-wing contract the centerpiece of congressional elections two decades ago.