"I come from proud a family that has been involved with public service for as long as I can remember. I want to work for you. We need to create more living wage jobs, improve our schools, and make public safety - especially getting guns off the streets, a top priority. With nearly a decade of government experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate the complicated governmental agencies, and get things done."
LIST OF ISSUES
Criminal Justice Reform
America has a mass incarceration problem. For over 50 years the failed War on Drugs has destroyed cities, families, and individuals. The negative effects have been felt mostly by those in marginalized communities, as is always the case. The Bronx, as the most impoverished County in the US...
The Federal War on Drugs must end immediately. Federal subsidies for anti-narcotics operations by the States must end immediately. The militarization of police, including with surplus Federal equipment, must end immediately.
Personal drug use is a personal choice. Addiction is an illness. In both cases, there is no victim, but the State creates a criminal. Victimless crimes, be it drug possession, gun ownership, sex work, or even selling raw milk from a cow, should not be crimes. We must move away from the so-called “criminal” justice system and towards a “victim” justice system.
Pollution vs climate change; even if you don’t believe in CC, pollution is a thing.
Pollution that causes harm is assault. It is both a tort (IE, should have damages/compensation to the victim) and a crime. It should be treated as such. Removing corporate civil/criminal liability protections for environmental assault gives the actual victims an incentive to seek justice and imposes costs and penalties on the perpetrator/polluters.
Public defender type system for class actions vs polluters (which incentivizes smaller claims to go forward). Damages paid for harm done to public land should be passed along directly to the people of the area.
Term Limits & Political Careerism
Term Limits/Political Careerism
-Politics should not be a career, and it should not be a vehicle for personal enrichment. We need term limits and total financial transparency for our elected leaders. I pledge to serve only two terms when elected and to support term limits.
Federal Reserve; pits asset owners vs income earners
Fed Quantitative easing is a bank bailout amounting to $120,000,000,000 (120 billion) a MONTH for the biggest banks. That's ~$350/month/person in the US, just to keep the largest/most profitable/highest paying predatory institutions afloat.
Zoning/building restrictions disincentivizes low/middle income housing more and more the lower rates get.
Right To Privacy
End warrantless domestic surveillance. Don’t just “end” it, criminalize it by any government actor, explicitly.-Right to medical privacy and bodily autonomy. Your body, your choice. Applies to abortion* as much as vaccines.*I understand that, IF you truly believe that life starts at conception, you can logically conclude abortion is murder. However, I do not think that is at all a supportable assertion except on faith alone.
We have already largely come to understand the racist motivations of the War on Drugs. The exact same motivations apply, and far more openly, to the War on Guns. Black/minority gun ownership has been the target.Gun crime is a problem, notably in the bronx, because only criminals have guns. Owning a gun legally is extremely difficult.Gun ownership is an enumerated right. It should be easier to get a gun license than a drivers license or parade license.
End The Wars
-We spend more on our military than the next 10 nations combined, and we are less safe for it. We must end all involvement in, and support for, violent conflicts around the world and massively reduce our military spending.
Criminal Justice Reform
End Corporate Control In Medicine
Corporations are government entities; the only free market is the black market.
Health insurance in the US is the worst kind of government/business alliance, forcing us to pay far higher than market prices for far worse service.
I am not for Medicare for All. But I see it as an improvement over the status quo, and would vote for it so long as private insurance was still allowed.
The health insurance and health care markets would be more efficient, affordable, and effective if free.
-Our response to Covid-19, especially the mandates in NYC, has been a disaster. We must encourage vaccination WITHOUT force or coercion, allow local businesses to set their own policies, and undo the tyrannical encroachments on our freedoms of assembly and bodily autonomy.
-Easier to vote
-Easier to run
-Easier to maintain ballot access
-Term limits? Two term pledge, at least
-More parties = less concentration (corruption) in party leadership.