Jacqui on the issues...

 


Protect Our Economy, Our Communities 

  • Create and sustain good jobs so all workers earn a living wage, are treated with dignity and receive benefits 

  • Expand job training programs to give Western New York workers opportunities and the skills employers need.

  • Protect agribusiness and level the playing field for small and family farms.

  • Encourage brownfield clean-up of industrial land so that employers can be attracted into the area   and create new, permanent jobs in the district.

  • Facilitate redevelopment of vacant buildings to protect the environment and grow our economy

  • Incentivize clean energy industries to bring high paying jobs to western new york

 

Social Justice

  • Provide equal opportunity regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability for all

  • Create a vision and action plan to raise children and families out of poverty

  • Support peaceful protests

 

Invest in and revitalize our Infrastructure: 

  • Invest in our transportation, telecommunications and energy infrastructure.

  • Support municipal broadband efforts that provide high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved areas

  • repair our highways, roads, and bridges creating good paying jobs

 

 

Protect And Enhance Public Education: 

  • Provide the funding needed to ensure all students receive a quality education. 

  • Support a Community school model which provides supports and services to students and their families

  • Support high quality public higher education 

  • Increase funding for SUNY colleges, universities, hospitals and our community colleges

 

Protect our Environment: 

  • clean air, clean water and healthy food are basic human rights

  • Protect and safeguard our land, water, and wildlife from development.

  • Promote the Paris Climate Agreement, limit statewide greenhouse gas emissions to 40% of 1990 levels by 2030.

  • Support and expand  NYSERDA’s programs including clean energy communities and programs for residents

  • Support the ReCharge NY power program, and encourage local businesses to take part.

 

 

Support  hard-working families: 

  • Increase funding and access to quality child care

  • Support a living wage for all workers

  • Protect workers’ right to organize

 

 

Improve the Healthcare System: 

  • Establish safe staffing standards in hospitals, acute care facilities, school buildings and nursing homes to protect workers and patients.

  • Protect public health insurance programs for children and working adults. 

Support Older Adults: 

  • Provide funding and supports for senior centers and local area agencies on aging. 

  • Support seniors who spent a lifetime building our communities

  • Provide supports and programs so seniors don’t have to live in poverty

 

 

Good government: 

  • Enhance our ethics laws and oversight to ensure oversight and enforcement

  • Replace the Joint Commission on Public Ethics and Legislative Ethics Commission with a new independent and effective agency.


 

 

New State Revenue

  • Implement Ultra Millionaire and Billionaire Wealth Taxes so the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share.

  • Close the carried interest loophole

  • Support the Pied-A-Terre Tax and Corporate Stock Buyback Tax

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