Issues

  • GOVERNMENT REFORM

    Since first being elected to the State Senate in 2012, Brad has been an outspoken voice for reforming the way business is done in Albany.

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  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

    As ranking member of the Environmental Conservation Committee, Brad has been a leader on key environmental issues. 

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  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    It is essential that New York City remains a place that is affordable for people from all walks of life.

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  • SENIORS

    New York State’s senior citizens have made significant contributions to our society, and we have an obligation to help them maintain their health, safety, dignity and quality of life.

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  • EDUCATION

    As the parent of a public school student, Brad knows first-hand the importance of supporting New York's public schools and its teachers, who should be commended for their dedication to education our children. 

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  • HEALTH CARE

    Health care is a right, and New Yorkers should not go without medically necessary services – including primary, preventive and specialist care, reproductive, mental health, dental and vision care, hospitalization, prescription drug and medical supply costs – for fear of how they will pay their medical bills.

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  • LGBT RIGHTS

    As the only openly-LGBT member of the New York State Senate, Brad has championed the need for expanding rights for LGBT New Yorkers.

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  • TRANSPORTATION

    Brad believes it is important that we maintain (and improve upon) our state's transportation infrastructure while being mindful that the transportation sector constitutes a significant amount of New York's greenhouse gas emissions. 

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  • JOBS & ECONOMIC FAIRNESS

    Brad recognizes that 2008 recession and the slow economic recovery since has taken a toll on working class families in New York. He will continue to support measures in Albany that increase working class families' take home pay while steadfastly guarding against budget cuts that would harm New York’s most vulnerable populations.

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  • IMMIGRATION REFORM

    Brad believes immigration reform is crucial to the future of New York’s economy and its international competitiveness. Research has documented the extent to which immigrants foster innovation and serve as the backbone to numerous sectors in the workforce. While most immigration policy is handled at the federal level, Brad is supportive of measures that can be taken at the state level as well.

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  • PUBLIC SAFETY

    Brad sponsors a number of measures to crack down on gun violence and passed legislation in 2015 that required domestic violence incident reports filed in languages other than English to be promptly translated by police departments.

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  • REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

    Brad is a staunch defender of choice. He’s extremely concerned that more than 40 years after Roe v. Wade, women’s reproductive rights remain under attack not only from the far right but also from the Republican establishment. Brad will fight to defend women’s rights to make their own health care decisions by ensuring full access to safe abortions, contraception and reproductive health care.

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  • HIV / AIDS

    New York State has been a leader in confronting the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but there is still much work to be done to improve our HIV prevention, treatment and care services.

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