Just two weeks ago, we concluded what was truly an historic legislative session in Albany. Together, Senate Dems worked diligently to balance our state’s checkbook while at the same time standing up for the needs of working class New Yorkers. Government must live within its means and we have to make New York more affordable for all its citizens.
I was especially proud to be among the 29 Democrats in the State Senate who stood tall and said “yes” to fairness and freedom, making Marriage Equality a long overdue reality. New York has once again renewed its legacy of activism, leadership and advocacy!
We also took a big step in the right direction by passing new ethics reform legislation. But our efforts to change the way business is done in Albany are far from complete and Senate Republicans want to stick with the status quo.
Just yesterday, they convened a series of mandatory hearings that are the first step in a gerrymandered redistricting process. Months ago, they broke their campaign promise to enact fair and independent redistricting and now, they are brazenly casting aside new laws governing how populations are counted.
Thankfully, Governor Cuomo has reiterated his pledge to continue along the path of reform and veto anything that reeks of traditional gerrymandering. The majority of New Yorkers stand with him!
Join us in our fight to improve the quality of life for people throughout this state. The Senate Dems will continue to work tirelessly to make New York more affordable, protect women’s rights, create jobs, establish independent redistricting and safeguard our environment for the next generation.
Real change comes when those who want it don’t just wait for it to happen.