Our time is now! Fighting for an NYC for us, not the rich!

We can’t leave it to corporate-backed elected officials to define the priorities and the solutions for workers in the city. 

For the millions in this city who are in poverty, or just one or two paychecks away from it, they are looking for a program to provide jobs and housing for all, to end racist police brutality and to push back the power of the rich who have made New York City their playground. Eric Adams has no transformative vision — it’s more of the same, and it’s not working for the vast majority.  

Wall Street has had one of their best years ever, while the rest of us have suffered. It’s time for a new tax on the millionaires and billionaires, and on Wall Street transactions. Huge sums could be generated to provide for the people’s needs. Instead of funneling money into the bloated NYPD budget, and giving tax breaks to corporate developers, we can reorganize those resources to fund what does work: violence interruption programs in the Bronx and Brooklyn, community solar programs and the wholesale transformation of NYCHA’s energy system, expanded bus services to underserviced areas, and the list goes on. 

The working class makes everything move in NYC; what it needs is power, and once it has at its fingertips the tools to govern, and its creativity is unleashed, there is no limit to what we can achieve. This campaign is about unleashing that creativity and building that power from the ground up and we invite everyone who is ready for serious change to bring their ideas and energy into it. 

After a year of anti-racist struggles, the two major parties have given New Yorkers a choice between a vigilante and a former cop. The movement has been given lip service but now it is time for us to speak for ourselves. We must keep organizing for justice, protesting in the streets and prioritizing the urgent needs of the city’s oppressed and exploited neighborhoods. 

“I’m running as a socialist. We’ve been sold a lie that socialism is something scary. Socialism is the future where workers have power, can live with dignity and where the basic necessities to survive are guaranteed rights, not under daily threat. Socialism is where we, the workers who create the wealth and profits, can dictate how resources are spent based on community solutions that work, not the politicians in the pockets of big business and real estate developers.”

— Cathy Rojas