I love Brooklyn.
It always has been and, I hope, always will be my home.
We will emerge from this pandemic to face daunting challenges and challenging choices.
I will fight like hell for all who want to live and work in the neighborhoods of the 33rd; for affordable housing, vibrant commercial corridors and quality infrastructure.
But all of our efforts to strengthen our community will perish in the face of environmental changes that are well underway. I will galvanize our community to become New York’s first carbon neutral district, and I’ve developed a comprehensive plan to get us started.
Together, we can act to protect ourselves and the city we love. I am running for City Council to marshal the full power of our community for a greener and more just Brooklyn.
I’m not afraid to take on powerful interests, from machine bosses to real estate developers to fossil fuel companies. In my experience, success in overcoming crises like the ones we now face, requires the robust activation of our community. Together, through organizing, determination, and collective action, we can do more than bring our city back from this pandemic. We can create transformative change to address climate change, end the affordability crisis, and achieve racial justice.