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What I Stand For


I fought for important fixes to bail reform including giving judges more discretion, changes to discovery laws, increased funding for our DA’s, clarifying that people who reoffend while awaiting arraignment or while released on their own recognizance can be held on bail, and $110 million for public protection agencies to keep our communities safe.


I am proud to have fought for state funding for our communities, from a fully funded Foundation Aid formula and direct aid to our municipalities, to helping our fire departments and local police departments access grants to keep us safe. This past year I helped deliver nearly $100 million in public school aid to our district, a 20% increase in previous years funding, and will keep fighting to bring more money to our communities because this ensures our schools not only stay the best in the country but eases the pressure on our property taxes. In this year’s budget, I also fought for homeowners on Long Island with the inclusion of Property Tax Rebate Checks as well as $35 million for the Homeowner Protection Program.


As we continue to recover from the Pandemic it is important we keep the focus on those most in need. We can do that by investing in economic development and much needed infrastructure projects, creating jobs that pay a prevailing wage so our neighbors get those jobs and not out of state companies with out of state workforces. In this year’s budget, I delivered infrastructure funding - from $1 billion for potholes to repaving of the LIE and Northern Boulevard, I am helping local governments repair their roads, and I secured $5 million for the Manhasset Sewer Project.


When the Supreme Court reversed New York's 100-year-old gun control law restricting the concealed carrying of firearms, I was proud to join my colleagues in passing a legislative package that enhances licensing requirements for concealed carry permit applicants, adds new provisions for sensitive areas where the permit holder is prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm (like polling locations), and enhances safe storage requirements to apply if a minor under the age of 18 lives in the home. New York is leading the nation in common sense gun safety reform.  I will continue to fight to keep our communities safe from the pain caused by gun violence.


I successfully secured $41 million to help our homeowners rebuild after Hurricane Ida and $100 in municipal stormwater grants for local governments.  Climate Change is one of the greatest threats we all face. I am proud to have voted to support the $4.2 billion Environmental Bond Act that will be on the ballot this November, but we need your support to get it passed.  By voting YES on the Environmental Bond Act, we can get closer to increasing our renewable energy storage, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, generating 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040, and upgrading our infrastructure so we can prevent the devastating destruction from weather events that are becoming all too frequent. These are big goals and we need to pass the Environment Bond Act in November to reach them.


I am proud to represent a state that protects a woman’s right to decide what happens to her own body and one that values women. New York recently enacted a series of legislative measures that continue to do just that, while also empowering healthcare providers and safeguards them from retaliation. No matter what happens on the national level, I will make sure that a woman will ALWAYS have control of her own body.  When the Supreme Court struck down Roe, New York responded. I was proud to vote for the Equality Amendment, to expand New York state’s constitution to prohibit discrimination based on a person’s race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, and sex – including pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The Equality Amendment will protect not only abortion, but provide protections against discrimination for all pregnancy outcomes.


I know the importance of constituent services and always answering every question. As your Assemblywoman, I make being accessible and transparent a top priority.  I have hosted dozens of mobile office hours to better serve my district because I want to hear from you on the issues that matter most to you.



With the significant uprise in hate crimes and discrimination, I firmly believe that education is one of the most powerful weapons we have to bring about long lasting change. This past session I helped pass legislation to ensure Holocaust education is properly taught in our schools and co-sponsorsed a bill to support the teaching of Asian Amerian history in the classroom. I was proud to stand with  hundreds of residents who attended a rally in Great Neck to lend their voice in supporting passage of the AAPI education bill. 



Across the nation, the most basic of our rights, the right to vote, is under attack. We need to make voting easier, not harder. Luckily, New York is pushing back against these attacks on our democracy, and in recent years, we have passed sweeping changes in the way we vote in New York. Most notably, we've created Early Voting, passed automatic voter registration, and simplified the process to request an absentee ballot online. I hope to expand on those successes and continue to make it easier for voters to participate in the democratic process.


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