After weeks of speculation, Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon announced her gubernatorial run on Twitter on Monday.

As she explains in her first campaign ad, she was born and raised in New York City and believes it’s time for our government to change.

Nixon, 51, has long been an advocate for sexual harassment victims, a political activist, and an outspoken member of the LGBT community – she married her wife Christine Marinoni in 2012.

In recent years, she’s shifted her focus from acting toward politically charged causes, like the fight for funding in many New York City schools. She received the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award in February of this year.

“Cynthia hasn’t been bought and paid for by special interests and won’t be accepting any corporate contributions in this campaign. Instead, our campaign will be powered by the people,” her campaign site explains.

Source: Naija Hope Team

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