New York City’s government often seems to lurch from crisis to crisis, the latest being COVID-19. The pandemic has exposed the City’s chronic mismanagement in stark detail and, unsurprisingly, Black and Brown communities bear the brunt of it.
I know because I lived it.
As one of six children with a single mother who struggled to make ends meet, I have committed my life to making the City work better for those who need it the most.
Inefficiency and inequality intertwine – and lead to injustice. How? New York has tremendous resources, but often wastes them on programs that do not deliver the desired results or spends them in ways that do not help the New Yorkers who need services the most. I will make our City government more efficient, effective, and equal.
"There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in."
– Archbishop Desmond Tutu