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Our BIG Plans for Albany

We're bringing the movement with us.
Here is what we plan to get done.

Green New York Platform

For too long, our electeds have promised climate action while failing to meet our goals. At just 6% wind and solar, New York is failing — and our futures feel more uncertain than ever. We need aggressive action on climate and at least $15 billion in funding to build a Green New York.

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Education Platform

Education is a human right. It’s why our schools are one of our greatest public institutions. But for many families, the right to a free, quality education to help their kids thrive is still out of reach. Every New Yorker — especially Black, brown, and low-income communities often left behind — deserves an education that will give them the tools they need to grow, succeed, and prepare for a changing world. In the state Senate, I’ll work to increase funding for our public schools, cancel student debt, and fight for the inclusive curriculum our diverse families deserve.

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Healthcare & Reproductive Justice for All

For decades, we’ve starved our public institutions and allowed the profits of insurance companies and the wealthy few to rule our health care system, putting care further and further out of reach for the many. Instead, our health system should promote dignity for care workers and recipients alike, and universal healthcare should be the centerpiece of a newer, greener economy that works for the many — not the few.

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Homes for All Platform

Rents are rising and working-class New Yorkers can’t keep up. Meanwhile, our city prioritizes billions for the wealthiest New Yorkers and luxury developers every year. We need to pass Good Cause rent protections to keep 1.6 million New Yorkers in their homes and make sure our neighborhoods stay working-class and diverse. We need to tax the rich to finally invest in public housing, and build hundreds of thousands of new, affordable, and green homes to solve the housing crisis and start building a Green New York for all.

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Immigration Platform

Our immigrant communities shouldn’t pay the price for seeking a better life. In the state Senate, I’ll work to make New York a sanctuary for immigrant families; expand healthcare and COVID relief to those left out by the system; and make sure that every New Yorker, regardless of status, has a voice in their communities and local government.

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Labor Platform

Labor is the lifeblood of our State. But without robust wages, benefits, and job opportunities, the gap between working class New Yorkers and the ultra-wealthy will continue to widen. That’s why I will fight for bills that put working families first and guarantee good, dignified jobs. New York is a union town, and I’ll fight to keep it that way.

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Public Safety Platform

All New Yorkers deserve to feel safe. But far too often, our demands for safer homes, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods are met with huge increases in police and prison budgets. Despite the billions we spend on our incarceration system, research shows that prisons and policing don’t keep us safe — instead, they trap working-class New Yorkers in a cycle of punishment and poverty. As the public safety candidate, I will fight to end this inhumane system of policing and incarceration, and push for investments in what really keeps us safe: affordable homes, free healthcare, high-quality education for all, and clean neighborhoods.

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Queer Liberation Platform

Trans and queer right are under attack, with our Black and brown siblings disproprotionately affected. These attacks overwhelmingly focus on youth and schools, but they are only the beginning of a larger attack on queer identities and bodily autonomy. In order to fully acheive queer liberation, we must directly address the attacks on queer and trans rights, along with ensuring our housing, healthcare, and education system are intersectional and provide dignity for all.

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