Sunset Park and Red Hook have currently enough available land to welcome companies that support renewable energy and create Green Jobs. Some areas of our waterfront should be used to install turbines to provide electricity to our area replacing the usage of fossil fuels that endanger our environment.
Those Green Jobs are not “Pie in the Sky,” it’s doable. We just need to give them access. Building solar panels and training our youth for that line of work will benefit us by working in the same area where we live. “Walk to work” and save time, money and energy for transportation.
We should continue supporting small business mainly run by immigrants, and we should avoid bringing megastores that will only put them out of business.
It’s essential that any job should be paid a livable wage, respecting the basic minimum salary of $15 an hour or more. Women should be paid the same salaries as men on the same level entry jobs.
We, the voters of District 38, have the power to change our community. We must stand up and embrace our civic responsibility of voting for elected officials who will fight on our behalf and who will be held accountable for their actions, statements, and votes. I believe that new leadership must be brought to our city and it must come from the people, not from leaders of Wall Street or established politicians. This city must be led by individuals with empathy and compassion. And after much thought and contemplation, I put myself forward for your consideration to become your next City Council member from District 38.
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