Socialist mayoral candidate snubbed by corporate media’s mayoral debates

Join our speakout outside of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Wednesday 10/20 @ 7 pm Electoral debates in the City of New York are a game of pay-to-play. If a campaign cannot raise hundreds of thousands of funds within a short amount of time, they are barred from the conversation, and New Yorkers lose out on hearing …

NYPD: militarized fascists equipped with our tax dollars

A recent leak of records from the far-right militia, the Oath Keepers, revealed that several members are also employed with the NYPD. The group played a central role in the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. Mayor de Blasio stated that an “internal investigation” is happening. Over the years, the Oath Keepers have become known …

HONDA – A strong first step to turn vacant buildings into homes

HONDA converts failing hotels, businesses to permanently house homeless; More types of vacant and underused properties should be repurposed into homes NEW YORK — In August, as a hard-won result of people’s organizing, the NY State Legislature passed HONDA (Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act), which converts vacant and failing hotels and office buildings into …

When it comes to crime, let’s do what works, not what fails

How do we put a stop to violent crime? “Let’s do what works, not what fails” says socialist mayoral candidate Cathy Rojas. There’s a story of a boy who was staring down on the sidewalk when a man walking by asked him what he’s looking for. “I dropped a quarter on 23rd St.,” the boy …

Leading Harlem City Council candidate, Kristin Richardson Jordan, endorses socialist mayoral candidate

Kristin Richardson Jordan, the Democratic City Council candidate in Central Harlem’s District 9, has endorsed Cathy Rojas, the socialist candidate on the ballot for New York City mayor.  In the words of Kristin, “I am proud to endorse Cathy Rojas for mayor. She is the best mayoral candidate for Harlem and her policies are truly …

Taxi drivers organize to shift life-long medallion debt to the city

Cathy Rojas, the only socialist running for NYC mayor, joins the fight of the New York City taxi cab drivers who have been organizing a 24 hour protest outside of City Hall for the last couple of weeks to demand immediate medallion debt forgiveness. “The current administration has failed taxi drivers. The City’s predatory lending …

Vaccine Mandates are necessary for public health and safety

The Rojas campaign supports the City’s vaccine mandate for educators, school staff, hospital and nursing-home workers. It is perfectly appropriate given that the populations served in such institutions are generally high-risk or in the case of children, unvaccinated. No one should have to go into a school, a hospital, or nursing home with any fear …

Displaced Jackson Heights residents deserve dignified housing after devastating fire!

After a devastating fire on April 14th destroyed the homes of more than 140 predominantly Hispanic households- of a rent stabilized apartment building in Jackson Heights- the displaced tenants are now suing the property owners Kedex Properties and the city of New York. It has been 5 months since the disaster and the property owners …

Street Vendors Deserve Dignity and Respect, Not Fines and Arrests!

On Sunday, the Bronx community rallied after the New York Sanitation Department harassed and threw away edible food from a street vendor’s stand on Pelham Parkway. The Bronx is a food desert where more than one in five residents experiences food insecurity. Diana Cruz, an immigrant street vendor in the Bronx, is one of 20,000 …

From NYC to Palestine: Occupation is a crime!

Cathy Rojas, the socialist candidate for mayor in NYC, rejects all economic aid given to the Israeli government. Rojas reflects, “On this day 21 years ago, the Palestinian people launched a mass mobilization of protests, general strikes and militant resistance after an act of provocation against the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. This launched the Second …