We Need Political Leadership Not Pandering
July 6, 2020
Dear friends and supporters! I hope that you enjoyed (endured) a safe and healthy July 4th weekend. As this stormy time period continues in our city, I, like you, wonder what on earth Manhattan and New York City will look like once the public health crisis truly abates? News over the weekend, shows that multiple vaccines may be headed for testing soon, making them on track for consumers in early 2021.
Scientists are optimistic, but it’s still a really long time from now. As a mother, I shudder when I think about how six more months of this kind of living will affect my daughter. I wince when I look at our stack of bills. I cringe when I see coverage of more and more group gatherings without masks. And I put a pillow over my head to drown out the sound of fireworks and parties as the sun goes down.
Our next Manhattan Borough President will inherit the task of reimagining and reconstructing our communities ravaged by nearly two years of public health and economic destruction, mismanagement of taxpayer dollars (see my blog post about the 2021 budget), and disregard for our essential workers and most vulnerable. We can’t continue to elect insiders of the political class, in this case, Manhattan electeds who are complicit in the chaos that has descended on our city.
I have a fundraising deadline this week, and I am asking for your support, because I promise to serve you, not special interests. I promise to prioritize intersectional issues related to schools, homes, jobs, and health. Issues like our school nurse shortage, rents and maintenance in our housing complexes, health care options, fresh food accessibility and gardens, and transportation. We need to flush out the politicians and elect true leaders. That’s why I am running. That’s why I need your support.
Every dollar counts! Every donor counts. Chip in and join my campaign to be elected your next Manhattan Borough President.
Thank you, Kim