A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has donated! So appreciate everyone’s generosity, support and advice on how I can make a difference for you. I made my first threshold of raising $5000, but there is more to do: like getting more donors in the district to donate $10 to this people powered campaign. If you believe that REAL CHANGE need to get to City Hall, people who have a record of advocating for small… Continue reading I MET MY THRESHOLD OF $5K ! And have raised up to $8K, thanks to Neighbors, New Yorkers, Small Business Owners, Friends and Family who want to see a true progressive candidate make a difference in District 3 !
Unfortunately, the $1 Billion that NYC City Council pulled from the annual budget was really only budgetary tricks — pulling money from the $6 Million NYPD budget into the Department of Education for school safety officers — which completely misses the point of decreasing police in areas where it is not appropriate. Also unsettling is the fact that arts education was cut by $19 Million but still the police budget still has $12 Million in… Continue reading Occupy City Hall — A grassroots primer in how activists, protesters and concerned citizens started the important conversation of what NYC spends its money on and its political priorities #OccupyCityHall #DefundTheNYPD #ReAllocatePoliceResourcesToPOC
Voter Disenfranchisement going on in Chelsea? Listen to WBAI evening news with reporter Paul DiRienzo, who interviews Vera, a senior and public housing resident in NYCHA, and myself, about her experience at the polls. I accompanied Vera, a friend, since she was having a difficult time voting this week in the Democratic Primary June 23rd. It took Vera 10 hours and 3 visits to PS33 in Chelsea, accompanied by 3 friends, to vote. She was… Continue reading Voter Disenfranchisement in Chelsea? #WBAI interviews Marni and Chelsea Voter about voter’s 10-hour ordeal after simply asking for a complete ballot
Thrilled to be invited to speak at the #CancelRent protest at NYC Housing Court, and a huge thank you to Lena Melendez of Northern Manhattan Is Not For Sale for inviting me. At this rally, protesters demand housing courts remained closed, to cancel rent and to say no to evictions. With millions unemployed, regular people through no fault of their own during a pandemic, are unable to pay rent. Why doesn’t Gov Cuomo care about… Continue reading Marni Invited to Speak at #CancelRent Protest at City Hall outside to NYC Housing Court #NoEvictions #KeepHousingCourtClosed #FightFalseMyths
CHANGE THE SYSTEM: At the protest and march from City Hall to uptown yesterday. This reminds me of my Occupy Street Wall Street days in 2011 and I am so thrilled to see the young generation out in full force, demanding police reform and an end to racial injustice and the police brutality of black men and women. Do you know what young people refuse ? The concept of “incrementalism,” baby steps that do nothing… Continue reading CHANGE THE SYSTEM. #DefundTheNYPD #DemilitarizeTheNYPD #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #Justice4George #TransformThePolice