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.
Criminal Justice Reform
Now more than ever, we see the dangers of our carceral, police state. We have empowered and encouraged the police to default to violence. And people of color, the poor, and the working class are often the victims. As I stand with my brothers and sisters in the streets of New York City and protest police violence, I am reminded of the many policy decisions that led us to this place. As a State Senator, I will do everything I can to end policing and incarceration as we know it.
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.
I’m a renter in the district and have spent years fighting for tenant protections.
I’m a public school teacher who sees firsthand how our state fails to provide adequate resources for our children, academically and emotionally.
Healthcare is a human right and insurance companies should not be profiting from sick people.
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.
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.
I believe in creating a New York for all, regardless of country of origin or citizenship status.
As a vegan and passionate champion for animal rights, I pledge to be a leader on animal protection as your State Senator.
As a working-class candidate, I know how hard it is to run against the establishment.