"I will fight to ensure
all New Yorkers, and the next generation,have the opportunity to RISE!"
TOGETHER, WE WILL ACHIEVE:
Honest Government & Accountability
It's time we revolutionize the political system by providing voters with full transparency and honest government. Our campaign will be disclosing 100% of all campaign contributions and expenditures and we are committed to championing the issues our neighbors care about that have often been neglected by career politicians.
Kids Over Politics
The American Dream in New York City is under duress, and the stronghold starts in our schools. Education spending accounts for 27% of the City’s budget, but only one in four students today graduate ready for college – and the numbers are worse for students of color. We need common sense reform that will create substantive and lasting transformation, providing greater economic mobility for working class families and short circuit cyclical poverty, and the first step is to fix overcrowded schools. We need to preserve school choice and expand and reform gifted and talented programs to ensure a more equitable system, while also supporting our district schools.
Homelessness, residential displacement, cost of living, and housing insecurity are unfortunately on the rise in Queens. We must fix a broken property tax system and we need fresh ideas and bold investments in affordable housing for those already living in our neighborhoods. We must end burdensome costs for the middle class and those struggling to make it-- let's put more money back in your families pocket an fight the city's "nickle-and-dime" policies that are driving working families to other states.
Quality of Life
We need safer and cleaner streets by updating our infrastructure to better manage traffic flow, reduce vehicular and pedestrian accidents and create more walkability - notably on Astoria Boulevard and 31st Street. We also need to work hard to improve our air quality and create more green spaces, update our trash bins, expand recycling programs in public spaces, and ensure sanitation in our neighborhoods.
Moreover, we need to continue to foster a good relationship between the community and Police Precinct 114 to ensure the safety of our neighborhoods.
Supporting Small Businesses
Empty and vacant storefronts have reached an all time high in parts of our neighborhood, and many businesses have had to shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Queens should continue to be the most diverse, exciting, and thriving community for the small businesses that provide jobs in our communities while supporting their families- we need new innovative ideas to support struggling businesses. Its time we uplift local small businesses, particularly those that have been in our neighborhoods for generations. We also need to empower local entrepreneurship and provide more access to upward mobility through greater access to resources, training and supporting job creation in Queens.
We need your help to get Felicia elected to City Council to fight for change and bring common sense back to our local government. Will you commit to rising up and joining us by giving a donation today?
Your contribution to our campaign could be matched 8-1
by the City of New York, if you live within the 5 boroughs! That means you can put your dollars to work and a simple donation of $10 could be worth $80 to the campaign!