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Platform

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Focus on the important issues affecting the lives of our residents, including:

Clean, Safe Streets & Subways

  • Demand more NYPD patrols in neighborhoods and in the subways
  • Stop crimes targeting women and seniors 
  • Keep up sanitation services for clean streets, storefronts, and sidewalks
  • Provide clean, safe, and affordable mass transit services for all New Yorkers—critical to pandemic recovery
  • Make street crossings safer and reduce traffic

Education

  • Open schools immediately with remote options; the most up-to-date science supports school opening
  • Raise academic standards in public education; Just 50% of NYC kids read and do math at grade level—we must do better
  • Expand access to high quality education: more G&T programs, more honors classes, and keeping the SHSAT
  • Support Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners by ensuring mandated services are implemented and honored
  • Increase dual language and world language programming 
  • Create more diverse elementary, middle and high schools by empowering local school and parent leaders to lead efforts

Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

  • Support small businesses because they are:
  • Reopen commercial spaces downtown—eateries/retail in FiDi depend on office workers
  • Prioritize relief to small businesses in Chinatown, Little Italy and LES that rely on tourism as much as locals
  • Support labor organizers; protect union jobs 
  • Coordinate Federal, State and City assistance for small business recovery
    • Provide zero or low interest loans to businesses impacted by Covid-19 restrictions
    • Give Commercial Rent Tax (CRT) relief to small & medium sized businesses
    • Support State legislation to remove pandemic Insurance loopholes
    • Encourage passage of Federal legislation such as RESTART Act (S. 3814/H.R. 7481) and the Save Our Stages Act (S. 4258) to support theaters which are Phase 5 businesses

Criminal Justice Reform

  • Reject DeBlasio’s $8.7 billion new jail scheme 
  • Assess criminal justice reform for efficacy and safety
  • Support successful diversion programs for nonviolent offenders
  • Enact reforms to address bias in policing and prosecution

Housing and Development

  • End political developer give-aways
  • Build more affordable housing so that teachers, cops, civil servants and families can live in our neighborhoods
  • Protect seniors from eviction
  • Insist on community input; prioritize sunlight and open skies 
  • Support preservation of historic neighborhoods, like the South Street Seaport, and buildings like 70 Mulberry Street

Parks and Green Space

  • Protect existing parks and open spaces 
  • Ensure transparency and community input into all stages of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan (ESCR), Governors Island and the proposed development impacting the seaport at 250 Water Street
  • Develop neighborhood-driven resiliency for additional downtown shoreline 
  • Improve maintenance and infrastructure at Sara Roosevelt Park, Murry Bergtraum and all downtown parks relied on by families
  • Invest in innovative design and creation of more sports fields to meet downtown demand

Good Governance

  • Uphold and Expand Open Meetings Law
  • Demand transparent decision-making in government
  • Improve oversight of city contracts to stop abuses of power and corruption