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You might know my day job is in the technology industry.
It’s predominately white.
It’s predominately male.
This is not the world I envision!
Yesterday, news broke that the technology giant Google fired an employee for writing a scathing 10-page memo undermining women in the already chauvinistic sector.
“Diversity” has been the industry buzzword for decades—you just wouldn’t know it by walking through the halls of many technology companies.
You may also have heard New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been on a mission to lure more technology companies to grow the city’s version of Silicon Valley: Silicon Alley.
But sheer economic growth is not good enough for me.
And it’s not good enough for millions of people who need good paying jobs and a great work environment.
That’s why I promise this: When I’m Public Advocate, I’ll help write anti-discrimination laws and demand that technology companies that want to move to the Big Apple meet these criteria:
- They value workplace democracy by allowing workers to unionize
- They provide paid internships to people from underserved New York City neighborhoods, and
- They actively pursue age/gender/race/sexual orientation diversity—and it shows
De Blasio recently announced a diversity requirement for arts organizations.
Don’t you wonder why that isn’t extended to every sector?
This is why I’m running. Won’t you join me?
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The recent murder of Dwayne Jeune enrages me.
New York City police shot the Brooklyn resident who reputedly suffered from mental illness because he allegedly wielded a knife.
They shot him five times.
Let me repeat: They shot him five times.
The media are playing their part, justifying state violence. Check out the Daily News’ headline: “DERANGED knife-wielding man fatally shot by NYPD cops in Brooklyn”
Something could have been done to de-escalate the situation, right?
The fact is police kill a black person every 28 hours, according to the Malcolm X Grassroots Committee.
The powers that be are waging war against people who look like me.
That’s why I'm running for New York City Public Advocate this year.
These murders, along with the revelations of vote tampering, increasing rent and decreasing pay, plus rising homelessness, just proves New York City needs the Green Party now more than ever.
This is the moment to build the Green Party as a force the corporate parties must reckon with.
Thank you for your support!
P.S. If you want to see a friend in office who will stand up when Black and Brown folks are killed, throw $25 into my hat today!
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