For the first time in 50 years, NYC has a special election for the Public Advocate.
What’s the Public Advocate you ask? Well – whereas your city council people are supposed to be the ones to keep the mayor in check – the Public Advocate is empowered to do so across the 5 boroughs. The challenge therein? The Public Advocates of the past have been too focused on using the office as a stepping stone to Mayor – leaving New Yorkers to fend for themselves over critical issues.
On February 26th – NYC will have the opportunity to go to the polls and cast our vote for the opportunity to enact the first change we’ve had in decades. The change of electing a public advocate without political ties to the establishment – and one with the mettle to challenge the DeBlasio establishment to make NYC great again.
That Candidate is Manny Alicandro.
From humble Brooklyn beginnings – Manny has distinguished himself as an Attorney and Legal expert across a number of arenas. With your help, Manny aims to work to fix the MTA, tackle NYCHA housing failures and build a better plan for the homeless. Manny will stand up to Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio’s cronyism that has created a cottage industry for homeless shelters – that cost taxpayers $50,000 per year for EACH homeless person.
Before, these were just hellholes that were ripe with crime and child abuse – but today DeBlasio is planning 90 more that are to be placed in residential areas, without proper oversight or agency approval.
Add to this the problem of MS-13 gangs running amok in Queens and the Bronx, who recently committed murder on the 7 train in broad daylight. This is in the heart of AOC’s territory – and not a word about this from her or DeBlasio.
Lastly – the MTA and NYCHA need over $1 Billion each for fixes, after the state spent $2.2 Billion on NYCHA and some residents still lack heat. Meanwhile, do you really believe that Cuomo and DeBlasio can fix the MTA without federal funding from a President they won’t even talk to?
As Public Advocate, Manny has committed to fixing these issues – but more importantly, he’s committed to keeping his door open to you – the New Yorker. Lastly, Manny plans on working on job creation that doesn’t cost us Billions – like the Amazon concessions did. How? By working on free-enterprise zones in the Financial District and Uptown to open opportunities the Bitlicense took away while supporting the President’s Opportunity Zone executive order – the aim to bring back work and a quality of life all New Yorkers can appreciate.
Please tell a friend and come out to vote on February 26th, as anyone of any party can vote in the special election.
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