"I am running to build a real Democratic State Senate majority that finally fully funds our public schools, protects tenants from being thrown out of their homes and strengthens our loophole ridden rent laws, passes the NY Health Act and needed ethics reform, election reform and real criminal justice reform and makes Andrea Stewart-Cousins the first woman Senate Majority Leader, breaking up the so-called “three men in a room”.  We need to open doors of opportunity, not slam them shut."