ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Supports resiliency solutions and support for small businesses; industry-wide efforts that build and protect communities, create jobs and improve quality of life; economic justice.
Supports class-size reduction; strong and equitable neighborhood schools; new school construction; increased STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education; after-school programs; parent involvement.
Supports safe and improved parkland and open space; increased access to the East River waterfront; improving our city’s air quality by addressing building and construction dust and debris and transportation emissions; street tree planting to offset climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emission pollutants; the East Side Coastal Resiliency project to reduce coastal flooding and social resiliency along the East River waterfront; energy efficiency.
Supports the promotion and protection of human rights, including LGBTQ rights, women's rights, children's rights, civil rights, disability rights, and minority rights; gender identity and expression as protected classes; protections against religious discrimination; social and economic justice for seniors.
Supports the development and protection of middle and low-income affordable housing; the right to counsel in Housing Court for low-income individuals; tenants’ rights protections and enforcement; well-managed nonprofit supportive housing.
Supports protections for immigrants seeking services and assistance with citizenship and residency applications; immigration reform; sanctuary city protections; health and adult literacy initiatives; language access services.
Supports funding for senior centers; increased SCRIE and DRIE awareness and application assistance; senior tenant harassment protection; health, wellness and legal services; fraud and abuse protection.
ON THE ARTS
Supports expanding investment in the city's arts and artists, including independent theater and performing arts; creating affordable arts/performance space and artist live/work housing; investing in arts education, facilities and equipment in all public schools; building educational arts partnerships; increasing the city's Percent for Art program.
Supports mass transit improvements and expansion; more real-time information for commuters; L train rider alternatives; bicycle-free sidewalks; Midtown tunnel traffic and noise relief.