RELEASE: MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO RELEASES “VOICE AND VISION” POLICY AGENDA

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NEW YORK — Melissa Mark-Viverito today released her full policy agenda for the Public Advocate’s office, “Voice and Vision.” In the book, Mark-Viverito highlights her progressive record of achievement as an organizer, activist, and Council Speaker, and lays out her vision for the Public Advocate’s office. Mark-Viverito is the only Public Advocate candidate to put forward a comprehensive plan to fund the MTA, and she successfully convinced the Mayor to close Rikers Island, fund lawyers for all tenants in housing court, and decriminalize low-level offenses.

“Voice and Vision” includes proposals Mark-Viverito has highlighted on the campaign trail, including:

  • Fix Our Subways: Weed For Rails

  • Support Women: Worst Workplaces for Women Watchlist

  • Defend Immigrants: Kick ICE Out of Courthouses

  • Justice for All: End Borough Bias

  • Fight for NYCHA: Rally for Residents

  • Reproductive Justice: Reproductive Health Center in Every Borough

  • School Equity: End School-to-Prison Pipeline

  • An Inclusive City: Champion for LGBTQIA Community

“Too many New Yorkers are living in crumbling NYCHA apartments, or trapped on overcrowded subway platforms each morning, wondering if the train will get them to work on time. And instead of solutions, New York’s elected officials dole out tired excuses or bicker endlessly with one another. I’m running for Public Advocate because I want to speak up for you. As your Public Advocate, I will be honest with you and I will fight for you,” said Public Advocate candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito. “And you can trust that I will be an effective leader — because I’ve done it before and have the record to prove it.”

As Council Speaker, Mark-Viverito stood up to power and delivered for New Yorkers:

Read “Voice and Vision”