“Education is the key to economic opportunity – but we must also make sure that there are good paying jobs, and a strong diversified vibrant economy for this generation and the next.”
- Sponsored the Small Business Survival Act to help protect neighborhood businesses of being priced and pushed out of their stores;
- Helped create a community manpower training program cited as a national model by the Clinton Global Initiative;
- Sponsored landmark NYC MWBE legislation to increase opportunities for women and minority owned businesses;
- Sponsored living wage and paid family leave laws.