boost New York's economy
We need to be thoughtful and aggressive in establishing New York state as a leader in modern economic development. This means making sure our regional transit systems (especially the MTA) run smoothly, courting the next wave of massive industries like biotech, drones, and personalized healthcare, and upgrading our economy to be increasingly resilient as the effects of climate change become more and more pronounced.
We must pass the Climate and Community Protection Act.
DEFEND & ADVANCE women’s rights
We need to be on the forefront of women’s issues by protecting reproductive rights, ensuring access to affordable health care, child care, and elderly care, new protections against sexual harassment, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence, and establishing pay & leave equity.
We must pass the Reproductive Healthcare Act and the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act.
Modernize our education system
We need to make sure that all of our children are fully prepared for the world they are growing up in, which means we need to include new elements of curriculum in our schools, and make sure that public schools have the resources they need to provide the best environment for our children.
We must give our public schools the full funding that they are owed by New York law.
Fortify our democracy
We need to invest in strengthening our democracy. This means protecting voting rights and election infrastructure, and furthering efforts to ensure transparency and financing of campaigns and legislative activity.
We must pass the Fair Elections Act.
Protect immigrant families in New York
Immigrants and their families are one of the core pillars of vibrant communities, as well as strong force for economic growth and contribution in our state. We must defend the constitutional rights of immigrant communities and families in New York.
We must pass the DREAM Act and the Liberty Act.
Champion tenants & affordable housing
We need to make sure that our renters’ rights are protected, and that there is enough affordable housing in the district for young families to build their futures here, so that our economy continues to boom for decades to come, and we maintain our a diverse, vibrant community.
We must close the loopholes that currently allow landlords to hike rents on families working to establish long-term roots in our communities.
Freedom from Gun Violence
New York families deserve to be free from the epidemic of gun violence that affects our schools, homes, and communities everyday. We must follow the courageous leadership of the next generation and enact common sense gun reform measures in New York State.
We must protect and strengthen the SAFE Act, pass an Extreme Risk Protection Order law, and support research on gun violence prevention.
Create Resilient and Sustainable Communities
Climate change is real, and constitutes a clear and present danger to our communities. New York must lead the way on issues of climate change, sustainability, and environmental justice including through expanding our use of renewable energy, leading innovation in green technology, increasing our resilience and preparation for extreme weather events and flooding, and ensuring that communities of color and low income communities are not left out of the conversation about sustainability and climate change.
We must pass the New York State Climate and Community Protection Act.