What I am Fighting For

Making
College Affordable
for All

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In New York, the unquestioned popularity of urban spaces such as Riverside Park, the High Line, Brooklyn Bridge Park and others has demonstrated the incredible drawing power and civic value these public areas can have. And although Southern Brooklyn doesn’t currently possess such a space, I want to change that. 

We need to invest in higher education - whether that means a free and fully funded CUNY and SUNY, more funding for TAP, the Higher Education Capital Grant Program or a commitment to increasing “Bundy Aid,” all of which support the private, not for profit universities that play such a vital role in our communities and educational ecosystem.

Property
Tax
Reform

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In New York, the unquestioned popularity of urban spaces such as Riverside Park, the High Line, Brooklyn Bridge Park and others has demonstrated the incredible drawing power and civic value these public areas can have. And although Southern Brooklyn doesn’t currently possess such a space, I want to change that. 

While New York has taken far-reaching steps to ease the burden of housing costs on tenants, much more work needs to be done to help ease the burden of a broken property tax system on working families. New York’s property tax system has been broken for 40+ years - we just need the will and the leadership to take steps to fix it.

Healthcare
Affordability 
and Access

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In New York, the unquestioned popularity of urban spaces such as Riverside Park, the High Line, Brooklyn Bridge Park and others has demonstrated the incredible drawing power and civic value these public areas can have. And although Southern Brooklyn doesn’t currently possess such a space, I want to change that. 

Healthcare costs are on the rise all across our state - and our country. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services project that hospital spending - which totaled $1.9 trillion nationwide in 2019 - will increase nearly 6% a year over the next three years. While we continue to work towards a system of universal healthcare, there are concrete steps we can take to help make healthcare more affordable for working-class and middle-class New Yorkers. 

Get Paid
for Our
Data

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In New York, the unquestioned popularity of urban spaces such as Riverside Park, the High Line, Brooklyn Bridge Park and others has demonstrated the incredible drawing power and civic value these public areas can have. And although Southern Brooklyn doesn’t currently possess such a space, I want to change that. 

Every day, tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and countless others, capitalize on the commercialization of personal data and the unpaid labor of billions of people to create their products and services through targeted advertising, advanced artificial intelligence, and research studies, among others. Companies that profit off our data - and the labor we perform to create data - don’t compensate us for it. That needs to change.

Too many New Yorkers are struggling to make ends meet. They’re just one or two paychecks away from losing the roof over their heads. We should be investing in families by making the necessities they need to thrive - housing, healthcare, childcare, and education - more affordable. New York has taken significant steps in this direction already - robust tenant protection laws, statewide universal pre-k for all, and for the first time in a generation, a commitment to fully fund public schools. But there’s still more we need to do.

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