Issues

Housing For All

No family should have to uproot their lives because they can no longer stay in their neighborhood because of high rents and lack of permanent housing.

As your New York State Assembly Member, I'll fight for:
Funding Community Land Trust
Every resident to have access to affordable housing in our neighborhood and adjust the median income to reflect the neighbor
Repairing all NYCHA buildings and bringing it back to code so families can live in a mold and pest-free home
Making sure our tax abatement/exemption programs don't expire

Criminal Justice

More than 50,000 people are held in jail as we speak. It's time to re-invest in our communities, instead of sending our youth, parents, and grandparents to jail. We need to be spending our money on the community and making sure they have the services and job training they need to help our families live a prosperous life in our community.

As your New York State Assembly Member, I'll fight for:
Open, Early, Automatic and Mandatory discovery
Eliminate money bail and implement a transparent pretrial process
Ensure everyone gets a speedy trial, especially those who are represented by 18B lawyers (Assigned Counsel Plan)
Legalize marijuana
Ensure we have a quality re-entry program and services they need to come back to the community

Quality Education for all

We know education leads to a better future. Education gave me opportunities, which is why all New Yorkers should have a world-class education. Our kids deserve reduced class sizes, fewer standardized tests and a fully funded school with the best paid and qualified teachers in New York. The more education our kids have, the better job they can have in the future. An investment in education really leads to a strong economy.

As your New York State Assembly member, I'll fight for:
Fully-funded, quality education for all New York Families
Fully-funded, quality home daycare for all New York Families
Less standardized testing
Bringing back Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics back into the curriculum
Quality after-school programs to help our kids grow outside of school hours

Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of the community. Therefore, we need to make sure each small business has the tools they need to stay in business so they can pass it down to the next generation.

As your New York State Assembly Member, I'll fight for:
Re-employment insurance funding to get our neighborhood back to work
Fight to enact the Small Business Survival Act, to create a small business lease program for fair negotiations in the commercial lease renewal process.
Help small business owners understand and comply with City and State regulations
Education for all small business owners on how to get funding and market their small business

Family Court Reform

August 25, 2013; my daughter committed suicide due to the failed systems of Children and Family services and family court. I want to make sure families don’t have to go through the pain of losing a child due to the failures of institute’s set up to protect them.

As your New York State Assembly member, I'll fight for:
Reforming our Family Court System
Establish Grandparents rights

Immigration Reform

Our immigration system is still broke. There are too many people getting taken advantage of on their path to becoming a citizen.

As your New York State Assembly Member, I'll fight for:
Affordable pathway to citizenship
Prohibiting law enforcement agencies or officers from inquiring about immigration status
Voting access

Wage Equality

Minimum wage workers earn less than $500 a week. No matter where you live, that's not enough money to make ends meet.

As your New York State Assembly Member, I'll fight for:
Getting every New York a pay raise to $20 per hour
Making sure women get equal pay in the state of New York