On the Issues

The following section lays out the concrete policies and laws that Jabari will help fight for when elected to the New York State Senate.

COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the failures of our capitalist economy and political structures. In the last decade, hospital after hospital in New York State has closed and been converted to luxury housing. Today, in the midst of COVID-19 — that housing sits vacant while 92,000 people are homeless and we sorely lack hospital beds. 

Housing

I’m a renter in the district and have spent years fighting for tenant protections.

Education

I’m a public school teacher who sees firsthand how our state fails to provide adequate resources for our children, academically and emotionally.

Healthcare

Healthcare is a human right and insurance companies should not be profiting from sick people.

 

Labor

I will fight to protect and expand the power of unions, make it easier for workers to organize their workplaces, and extend labor protections to all workers regardless of union status.

Transit

New York has the potential to be a world leader in transit. But we must fund our systems to make them more expansive and equitable. 

Climate & Energy

I traveled to Standing Rock in 2016 to support the Water Protectors. I believe we need to act quickly to avoid climate catastrophe.

Decarcerate New York

We need to divest from our brutal and violent carceral system and turn toward restorative practices that actually reduce crime and promote public safety.

Criminal justice

There is so much work to do to combat the overpolicing of black and brown residents of NYC.

Immigration

I believe in creating a New York for all, regardless of country of origin or citizenship status.

Animal Rights

As a vegan and passionate champion for animal rights, I pledge to be a leader on animal protection as your State Senator.

Fair Elections

As a working-class candidate, I know how hard it is to run against the establishment.