For the past 20 years the Public Advocate’s office has been immobilized by budget and staffing cuts encountered under the Bloomberg administration. The result of these changes has created a power shift in our city government where the voices of over 8 million people have been silenced and denied of real progressive change that can greatly improve the daily lives of all our residents.
Listed below are some of the issues with (with supporting video footage) that James Lane wants to resolved immediately as Public Advocate of New York City.
Adoptee Rights Reform Now! Because It's A Human Right!
Due to current laws, James is among the millions of Americans that was adopted as a child but is being denied access to vital records regarding his birth. This is a basic human right that he is committed to rectifying within the city government for all New York City adult adoptees.
Electoral Reform For Citizen Empowerment
Our Board of Elections processes are old and costly. James wants to incorporate methods such as Same Day Registration and Instant Runoff Voting to increase voter turnout and build alternative political parties.
Reallocate Tax Payer Dollars Back To The 99%
For 20 years our city government has given huge financial kickbacks to wealthy developers and slashed budgets for public education, firehouses, healthcare, housing, jobs and transportation with virtually no community input. James will oppose similar proposed cuts to restore funding needed for strengthening our neighborhoods, not gentrification for the 1%.
Stop The Greed! Stop Selling Our Public Assets!
Greedy developers and trustees are making behind closed doors deals to sell off our public libraries, parks and other assets just to make a quick buck. This is a clear example of what many of us involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement have warned would happen of more protests to these practices do not occur. Stop The Greed! Join these protests when they are made available!
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