Modernize & boost our local 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 transportation systems (including the MTA) function correctly, courting the next wave of massive industries like biotech, drones, and healthcare innovation, and investing in our workforce with training programs and modern worker protections.
Advance & defend 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.
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.
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 communication about legislative activity.
Make improvements to the criminal justice system.
We need to make sensible reforms to our criminal justice system to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and equitably while we continue to improve public safety, and to ensure that public dollars are used wisely to invest in safe communities, not in incarceration.
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.