New York is facing an affordability crisis and if we don’t do better, things are only going to get worse for middle class families. Last week, Senate Democrats led the charge to make New York more affordable by tackling two of the most significant expenses facing families at kitchen tables across the state: housing and energy costs.
To keep families from being priced out of their homes, Senate Democrats used social media to fight for affordable housing for 2.5 million tenants. Broadcast live via Twitter and Facebook, Senate Democrats led an interactive rent forum and rally where hundreds of followers joined their fight to extend and expand rent regulations before the clock runs out on June 15th.
But we aren’t done working to bring relief to families and businesses…
With temperatures climbing and millions of New Yorkers facing rising energy costs, Senate Democrats unveiled a comprehensive energy savings plan to reduce the burden on cash-strapped consumers and provide relief at the gas pump. We can build up our economy by lowering gas prices and establishing New York as the premier site for alternative energy research, development and production.
While Senate Democrats are working to rebuild the middle class, Republicans in Washington and New York are trying to tear it down – attempting to squeeze seniors by gutting Medicare and threatening to cut off affordable housing for millions of tenants.
Enough is enough. We must act now to make New York more affordable so it can remain livable for middle class families.
Join the fight for a more affordable New York and follow Senate Democrats as they stand up for you.