Aleda Gagarin is running for New York City Council from District 29 — Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Rego Park, and Richmond Hill — because NYC’s future hangs in the balance. As we battle unprecedented challenges in public health, housing, schools, policing, transportation, climate change, the collapse of so many key industries that sustain our families, and the exodus of half a million New Yorkers (and counting) since March, we cannot afford timid steps or half measures.
It’s time we prioritize our schools, healthcare, housing, social services, and the needs of our city’s workers, while building a future where solutions are rooted in community care and justice.
I’ll ensure local businesses have access to grants, low-interest loans, and the support services they need to thrive while they continue to serve and employ our neighbors.
The New York City public school system should be the envy of the nation, but failed leadership, bad policy decisions and executive waste now pit communities against each other, with educational success determined by your zip code.
I support the Green New Deal and 100% renewables by 2030, will oppose any proposed fossil fuel infrastructure in New York City, and will not accept any fossil fuel money. Climate change and a sustainable environment need to be front and center in local legislation.