When we invest in our education system, New York sees that investment pay off. We need to improve our public schools and give affordable options for students that want to go to college. While the Excelsior Scholarship was a great first step towards achieving that goal, it needs to be expanded. Many Long Islanders still cannot afford college, and that is because the current program does not account for the cost of living and the number of children in a household.
We need more science and fact-based policies. I support our doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Vaccines helped us stop Polio in the United States. I would support free vaccines for everyone to fight the spread of coronavirus to help keep schools and businesses open.
Living on an island, if we don't take immediate action climate change will devastate our community. That is why we need to invest in green energy, the way of the future.
By investing in wind and solar technology, Long Island can become the green energy hub that powers the entire region. We can create high-quality, high-paying union jobs based around manufacturing, repairing, and selling these upcoming technologies.
We also need to fix our local environmental and public health disasters. That means solving the landfill crisis and ensuring our water and air quality are protected.
COVID-19 has devastated our communities. As your Assemblyman, I will make sure our small businesses get the help they so desperately need in the form of tax credits and grants. This will ensure that in the wake of the pandemic, Main Street will not only survive, but thrive.
Unfortunately, this virus is not going away. It is very likely we will still be dealing with its effects long into 2021. That is why I will make sure testing, contact tracing, and vaccines are easily accessible to all New Yorkers, regardless of their financial situation.
We must also ensure that our schools do not see their crucial funding taken away due to budget shortfalls. I will put pressure on our federal delegation and make sure we get help from the federal government. Our children are our future and should not be forced to suffer due to events that are out of their control.
I support the goals of the New York Health Act, which would give healthcare to all New Yorkers and reduce medical costs and prescription drug costs for a majority of residents and businesses throughout Brookhaven. However, this will take time to implement, and our community needs help now. I will put pressure on our federal delegation to take action and ensure we do not get left behind. This includes ensuring New York and the United States can negotiate with drug companies just like so many developed nations around the world, that way we are no longer forced to pay exorbitant amounts for our prescription drugs.
Would support stronger legislation to stop employers from discriminating against someone based on their sex, gender, or sexual orientation.
Strong support of marriage equality and would support stronger legislation to stop employers from discriminating against someone based on their sex, gender, or sexual orientation.
Supports Repealing the SALT Deduction Cap (Federal law).
Supports lowering taxes on anyone making a million dollars a year or less.
Stop tax loopholes for billion-dollar corporations.
Prosecute corrupt politicians that are giving overpriced contracts to their friends, family, or donors.