June 2019 End of Session Legislative Scorecard:
THE NY PEOPLE’S PLATFORM
1: MONEY OUT OF POLITICS: comprehensive campaign finance reform and small-donor match public financing of state elections.
2: MONEY INTO COMMUNITIES: modernize and reform our out-of-date tax system, make billionaires & Wall Street pay their fair share and provide tax relief to working-class taxpayers statewide
3: VOTING REFORMS: Making it easier, not harder, to vote.
4: HOUSING: End homelessness and make housing a right
5: DECARCERATION: Reduce incarceration and improve police accountability
6: EDUCATION: Invest in schools not jails
7: IMMIGRATION: Protect immigrants facing attacks from Washington
8: CLIMATE: A Green New Deal for New York to fight the climate crisis
9: REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: Comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion, is a fundamental component of every person’s health, bodily autonomy, privacy and equality
10: HEALTHCARE FOR ALL: Medicare for All and New York Health Act
11: FIX PUBLIC TRANSIT: Fix our subways and buses statewide, with congestion pricing as a cornerstone to any funding package.
12: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REFORM: Clean up Albany and end corporate welfare and wasteful sweetheart deals like Amazon’s #HQ2scam and the Buffalo Billion
13: GET GUNS OFF OUR STREETS: Pass the Red Flag bill to create Extreme Risk Protection Orders, ban bump stocks and extend the waiting period for background checks.
14: CIVIL RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS:Pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), adding gender identity or expression to the existing human rights law in New York State. Ban conversion therapy and pass the Child Victims Act.
15: BUDGET PRIORITIES: New Hope, New York budget priorities