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for Social Justice

Together, Change is Possible. 

We can create a district that works for everyone.

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When you’re voting in the 2022 election, make sure you vote for Matthew Mackey. Xe is a member of the LGBTQ+ community who is advocating for progressive change in New York.

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Social Justice Platform

Every policy is interconnected in some way, shape, or form. Our Platform will update as community activists review our platform and provide input.

Protecting a Person's Right to Choose.

I am the only openly Pro-Choice Candidate in the race for Assembly District 101. With the disastrous ruling from the extremist Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, our elected leaders must do everything in our power to protect people from harm. Including establishing funding for people coming to our state seeking abortion services, investing in Clinics, Physicians, and Medical Staffers, and more.  

Investing in Our Economy

  • #InvestInOurNY: As recently as 2018, New York State has the largest gap for Income and Wealth Inequality in the nation. This is because of the vast amounts of tax breaks for the wealthy campaign contributors (Both individuals and corporations) that have fueled the corruption in Albany for far too long. We need to #InvestInOurNY by creating common sense tax laws, demanding that the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share in taxes and lower the burden on the lower and middle class. This was only exacerbated by the Covid-19 Pandemic, where Millionaire’s and Billionaire’s wealth increased 44% while those in the lower and middle class suffered. To truly restore faith in our government, we must restore hope in our people by investing in the vast majority.
  • Fund Our Farms Act: We need to increase Farm Subsides to our small and middle-sized farms all over the state and give our farmers relief after the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged the finances of farms.
  • We need to create a jobs program for New Yorkers who lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic, many to businesses that will never return. We can do this by investing in the infrastructure of the state, roads and bridges that need to be repaired, increasing broadband access to every corner of our state and a Justice in Learning Act: A State-wide initiative to improve and update EVERY public school in New York and give our students a learning environment that proves to students that we value them.

Enhancing Education

Justice in Learning Act:

  • Funding Is Essential: Our Students deserve properly funded schools. This means we need to address how our schools are equally funded, regardless of zip code, so our schools do not have to scramble for resources.
  • Fix our Facilities: We must improve our education facilities, and make sure students' needs are met, not just at school, but also at home.
  • Representation Matters: If we want to move forward as a state, we need to address the communities that have been harmed in the past and the contribution those communities have made in our world. From K-12, Our students deserve inclusivity-based education. We propose changes be made in our education system that reflect the diverse students in our state. I will propose legislation that enables the Board of Education to create a think tank of BIPOC Historians, LGBT+ Historians, AAPI Historians, European Historians, and American Historians, to redesign our history classes, so that every community is represented and not left out of education. 
  • Our Students Matter: To strengthen Civics curriculum in high school, design and require an Advocacy in Government course, facilitating our next generation of leaders to learn how to advocate to their elected officials, and give them the tools to be able to speak up.
  • No Child Goes Hungry Act: School Lunch should be provided to students at no additional cost to families. Student Attendance is required for schools, if attendance is required, lunch should be provided for. Opt-Out Programs available for families. 
  • Higher Education Initiatives: Expand the Tuition Assistance Program to Graduate Students in Middle Class Families on down and also expand our trade schools for both pre and post higher education.

Increasing Social Programs

  • We need to increase funding to social programs that help childhood poverty, and we must eliminate long-term childhood poverty in our district. We can do this by providing the resources to help families thrive and flourish, including: Jobs training, access to affordable, healthy foods, Affordable Health Care, and expanding community centers.
  • We need to increase access to social workers, expand meetings by virtual connectivity, and give families access to advocates.
  • We need to address homelessness by establishing affordable and temporary public housing and give people a chance to establish themselves.

Addressing the Opioid Crisis

  • Introduce the Treating Opioid Addiction with Humanity (TOAH) Act
  • The Opioid Crisis is out of control and what we have been doing has only made the crisis worse and not better. We need to start treating Opioid Addiction as a Mental Health issue and not a criminal issue.
  • To do this, we are going to have to make the bold step of decriminalizing possession of Illegal Opioids, saving millions in the incarceration of individuals with a mental health issue and invest in Evidence-based treatment centers and drug prevention programs, giving people the tools they need to live a life of recovery. This can be done by empaneling a commission out of the Office of Mental Health and Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. This also expands mental health services in the state and offers more jobs, thus stimulating the economy.

Expanding the Right to Vote

  • Voting is a right. Therefore, if Incarcerated individuals are being counted as constituents in a district, they too should have the right to vote. Maine and Vermont already allow for those incarcerated to vote, and if New York wants to lead the Nation on voting rights, we must make the bold step to include incarcerated individuals. 

Healthcare is a Human Right

  • We must pass the NY Health Act, which would create a single-payer, not-for-profit health insurance system and cover all NY’s regardless of where someone is employed, with No Co-Pays, No-Deductibles, and No-Premiums (Private Taxes and Fees, Insurance Companies currently have).
         a. This addresses a number of issues including:
              i. Insurance Loopholes
              ii. Freedom of choice with Doctors regardless of 


              iii. Coverage of Medical Equipment such as Hearing                       Aids, Eyeglasses, and Durable Medical Equipment.
              iv. Benefit Stability
  • Justice in Medicine Act- 
  • Even with the NY Health Act, we still have a larger issue that needs to be spoken about and solved, the racial disparity of medical treatment of our BIPOC community members. Including: Black Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates, the implicit bias of our medical providers, the disparity of BIPOC community members morbidities in most physical health ailments vs. White community members and much more.
    • To Solve this crisis, we must empower a think tank of Community Activists, BIPOC Medical Providers and Researchers within the Department of Health and Department of Mental Health to establish new guidelines for medical providers for the equal and just treatment of patients.
    • This commission would also create an education program on implicit bias training for Medical Providers that EVERY Medical provider will be required to take and pass.
    • Enables the Commission to also receive complaints of racial bias and forward complaints to the Attorney General’s Office for investigation and review.

Diversity is Strength

             The Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera Act:

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera were two of the leaders of LGBTQ+ equality movement before, during, and after the Stonewall Riots in 1969. They dared to be themselves in a world that oppressed them. 
    • Establishes and Funds the Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera LGBTQ+ History Museum and Memorial, dedicated to the history and commemoration of LGBT achievements throughout New York State and the World.
    • A Formal Apology for the treatment of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout the history of NYS.
    • Establishes the state holiday of Stonewall Day, the Monday after the Last Sunday in June.
              Patricia Gulifield Segal Community is Key Act:

Patricia Gulifield Segal was a beloved Security Guard at Ellenville High School who transformed the lives of hundreds of students in the district. Her life's work was to guide and elevate students, give them the knowledge that they mattered and are valued. One of her missions that she was unable to accomplish was to establish a Youth Community Center. Together, we can see that dream come true and help our children and teens all across the district and state. 

    • Establishes and Funds an initiative to encourage and develop community centers
    • Helping existing community centers survive and thrive across the state, while building new ones, fostering a renewed sense of community, and can be a hub for volunteer work, community renewal projects, and economic prosperity.
    • Invests in our senior centers.
    • Work with local and corporate businesses to help fund

Addressing Climate Change

  • Climate Change is an Existential Threat to our district, New York State, our country, and the world. To address this we must
    • Encourage Electric Vehicle purchasing with increased tax incentives.
    • Continue to expand high powered Electric Vehicle charging stations
    • Tax the largest corporate polluters in the state with a Carbon Tax while also encouraging them to transition to green practices through tax incentives. (CCIA)
    • New Infrastructure projects must meet Green Requirements.

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