Everyone deserves equal treatment

America is at its best when we all work together.

Black, white, Latino, Native or Asian, LGBTQ+ or straight, we are all diverse parts
of the same American Dream. 

We cannot tolerate those that would pull us apart, or exploit socially constructed divisions
for political gain. 

I will: 

- Protect the Dream Act/DACA

- Be a bridge between people of color and law enforcement

- Fight for equitable sentencing laws for all races

- Prescribe rehabilitation instead of incarceration

- Fight for equal pay for equal work

- Ensure LGBTQ+ people have access to adequate, affordable healthcare

- Reinstate transgender people's positions in the military

- Prevent religious freedoms from upholding discriminatory practices

- Institute fairer community policing


I have:

- Been a Democrat for over 50 years

- Pioneered as the first ethnic minority person elected to the Suffolk County Legislature

- Stood up for progressive values all my life

- Served as a public school teacher for more than 30 years

- Fought to extend public transportation for our veterans to access healthcare at the Stony Brook Vet's Center

- Hired female, LGBTQ, and Latino people to leadership positions

- Sponsored the Domestic Registry Bill in Suffolk County in 1999

- Supported LGBTQ marriage equality prior to its legalization in New York State

- Created a majority-minority district in Brentwood, giving people of color representation