If we have learned anything from this health and economic crisis, it’s that the problems our city, state and nation have faced are not new. They’ve only been amplified by this challenging time. But I believe there’s a path forward, and I would like to help build that path.
I’m running to help rebuild and transform our neighborhoods, to build a New York City that is livable, equitable, and healthy for all New Yorkers. By investing in healthcare, affordable housing and small businesses ,education and the environment, we’ll not only recover but thrive.
I’m running for NYS Assembly because I believe that government can be a force for equity, progress, and the improvement of all our lives.
As your Assembly Member, I’ll bring new voices from the city and state, public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and most importantly from the local community together to build a better future for the West Side and for all New Yorkers!
Click below to learn more about our vision, and stay tuned as we release more proposals throughout the campaign!
No one in our city should feel unsafe walking our streets or getting on the subway. These fears are valid and are the result of us living through a national increase in crime that must be addressed so that everyone can feel safe once again.
By investing in proven innovative solutions New York can deliver a comprehensive plan to increase safety and well-being for all.
As we rebuild our economy from Covid we have to tackle economic inequality by making real investments in working people. We must guarantee a living wage and restore the dignity of work across New York State. We must tackle the high costs of childcare and education, the second largest expense for working families after housing. And we must invest in equitable education, reforming our segregated schools so that they provide real opportunities for children.
The right to reproductive health and freedom of choice is under attack in many states across the country and in the federal government. We must pass comprehensive protections here in New York to ensure that New York remains a Destination State, where anyone can come for an abortion or any reproductive health decisions.
We must address the inequities and inefficiencies in our healthcare system and finally ensure universal, affordable, quality healthcare in New York State. At the same time, we take lessons from the Covid crisis to make our healthcare system more efficient and effective, and invest in our healthcare workforce.
From my time leading Superstorm Sandy relief efforts for the City Council to my time at Friends of Hudson River Park, I’ve seen firsthand how resiliency and sustainability are tied to the livability and health of our communities. As your Assembly Member, I’m committed to making our coastal district a nationwide leader for climate preparedness and carbon neutrality.
Here’s how I’ll do it:
Our state is facing a housing affordability crisis, one which is felt acutely in the 75th District. I’m running to create more affordable, quality housing–so that the firefighters, artists, and nurses who make their living on the West Side of Manhattan can afford to live here too. This means strengthening tenant protections and requirements for new developments, but also finding creative solutions to build new housing.
Specifically, I’ll fight to:
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and our neighborhoods, making the West Side the vibrant cultural center that it is. But the pandemic and lack of basic protections for small businesses have left our commercial corridors in desperate need of support. The state government must partner with the private sector to find solutions that protect our small businesses and revitalize our neighborhoods.
We can start by:
New York State has taken great leaps forward over the past decade from marriage equality to the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act. However, there still remain policies in New York that disproportionately harm LGBTQ individuals that I will address as an Assembly Member.
Home care workers, delivery people, farmworkers, taxi drivers. Undocumented immigrant New Yorkers keep our city and state running and kept us functioning during the pandemic. They contribute over $1 billion annually in state and local taxes and it is time they receive their fair share.
The government has a duty to protect animals from abuse and exploitation. Animal rights is a bi-partisan moral and ethical issue our state legislature should lead on and I will work for greater protections for the rights of animals.
The Theater District was one of the hardest hit economic sector during the pandemic and many of our beloved performers, producers, stagehands, and ushers are still out of work. Theatre and arts are at the center of New York City's culture and I will fight for these industries to thrive.
We need a city and economy that works for all New Yorkers. Building an equitable and accessible society for people with disabilities is a priority long past its time.
Open meetings law and accessible meetings
Accessible and affordable housing
Strong jobs for people with disabilities
508 compliant websites