Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg
Former Mayor

Michael Bloomberg is a billionaire owner of a global financial services firm and a former three-term mayor of New York City.

Unions and Workers

Opposes efforts to raise the minimum wage because he believes it will lead to job loss and hurt working people.


Supports achieving universal health coverage by expanding Obamacare and Medicare.


Supports protecting DREAMers and a path to citizenship for immigrants working in the United States. Spoke out to end family separations at the border.

Climate Change

Has been a leader in the fight against climate change, pouring billions into efforts to reduce carbon emissions and decrease reliance on coal.

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Bloomberg Faces Criticism for Past Support for Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

As a candidate for president, Bloomberg has vowed to "strengthen entitlement programs” but as New York City mayor, he called for cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, calling Social Security a “Ponzi scheme.”

Bloomberg Releases Plan Supporting $15 an Hour, Paid Family Leave, Policies to Strengthen Unions

Touting his record as a businessman, Bloomberg unveiled a plan supporting policies to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, establish paid family leave, and strengthen unions.

Bloomberg Apologizes for Defending Law Enforcement’s Use of “Stop and Frisk”

This week, an audio recording surfaced of Bloomberg defending New York City’s “stop and frisk” law enforcement tactic. The candidate apologized and again acknowledged that the policy disproportionately harmed black and Latino men.

Bloomberg Says "Fixing Inequality is My Priority"

In an opinion piece published by the New York Times, Mayor Bloomberg said that while all Democrats running for President agreed that income inequality is one of our greatest problems, only “only one of us has actually raised taxes on the wealthy by persuading a Republican legislature to vote for them: Me.”

Bloomberg Unveils Plan to Raise Taxes on Wealthiest Americans, Corporations

In addition to repealing Trump’s 2017 tax cuts for the wealthy, Bloomberg’s plan detailed a new surcharge on incomes above 5 million per year, among other provisions, that would fund new spending on healthcare, housing, infrastructure projects and other initiatives, according to the campaign.

Bloomberg Releases Plan for Affordable Housing

Bloomberg unveiled a new plan to make housing more affordable, prevent evictions and provide support to people who are homeless.

Bloomberg Pledges to Curb Emissions By Investing in Access to Public Transportation, Walking and Biking

Bloomberg released a plan to improve air quality and reduce emissions by investing in better access to public transportation, walking and biking options.