Supporting Immigrants in Our Community

Our neighbors and friends need basic rights, protections, and opportunity

April 18, 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.

I helped lead a successful campaign to end County cooperation with deportations. Prior to the county campaign, I helped lead the Hudson campaign.

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.

Driver’s Licenses

Supporters of Green Light Campaign outside Hudson City Hall after Hudson passed a resolution to support the statewide initiative

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.