Nothing meaningful is won without struggle. The workers who fought for the 8-hour work day (and weekends, too), to escape backbreaking weeks that averaged 100 hours on the factory floor or construction site in the late 19th century, knew that as well as anyone. "Eight hours for work, eight hours for rest and eight hours for what you will" seems like such a fundamental demand, but they faced violent retaliation.Read More
Yesterday was the first important financial disclosure of our campaign so far. Thanks to you, we knocked it out of the park.Read More
We would be delighted to see a real F express train, with no cuts to existing service - one that brings twice as much train service to all of our neighborhoods and actually meets the stated goal of accelerated service for southern Brooklyn.
But that’s not what the MTA is doing.Read More
While the ballot may be slim, the positions we are voting for play an important role in deciding what justice looks like in New York. Here’s who I’ll be voting for in the Democratic primary tomorrow.Read More
When you voted in April’s participatory budgeting vote -- to make a downpayment on an elevator at the 7th Ave F/G station, for diaper-changing stations in our parks, and for sewing circles for survivors of domestic violence -- you voted to improve public institutions we all rely on, to support those most at-risk, and to invest in the long-term future of our city. In the budget that the City Council voted to adopt today, we tried to follow those values as well.