New York should remain a place that is welcoming and diverse, with room for all types of people-- whether they have been here for generations or they have just arrived. Diversity is what draws people into our great city. We have a lot of work to do to maintain this balance, including defending and advancing affordable housing, living wage jobs, and a culture that welcomes people regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, age, or sexual orientation. The future of New York shall be one that does not make it a crime to be who you are, one that maintains our green spaces, and one that protects the unique quality and grandeur of our communities.
I have worked hard in Albany and in the community to make this vision a reality by promoting progressive legislation- including championing the Marriage Equality Act, creating our state's first anti-bullying law, and lowering street speed limits. With your support, I will continue to be an advocate for fairness, transparency, and dignity for all.