Supporting Immigrants in Our Community
Our neighbors and friends need basic rights, protections, and opportunity
September 8, 2021
I’ve been a consistent and effective advocate for immigrants in Columbia County. I’ve worked closely with Columbia County Sanctuary Movement and directly impacted communities to advocate for solutions.
Excluded Workers Fund
Posted by Columbia County Sanctuary Movement on Friday, March 5, 2021
I supported the successful campaign for providing funds to excluded workers. Above you can watch my speech at the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement Press Conference. I start at the 6:30 mark.
I’ve long advocated for equal access to Driver’s Licenses. I helped lead Hudson support of the Green Light Campaign, the first municipality in New York State to pass a supportive resolution. Once the law passed statewide, I worked with Columbia County and the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement on a successful implementation.
Equal Access to Public Space
Going back to 2009, I advocated for equal access to public spaces and the right to play soccer in a public park.
Pathway to Citizenship
I joined with elected officials across the country to support the We Are Home Campaign. Congress and the White House must ensure that all immigrants - Dreamers, TPS holders, and essential workers are included in all Build Back Better economic recovery legislation.