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 …

High Covid deaths in NYCHA housing due to negligence

Recent numbers have shown that NYCHA residents with COVID-19 died at nearly double the amount of the wider New York City population. The number of overall COVID-19 cases was on par with the rest of the city, showing that NYCHA residents are at a disproportionate risk of dying of COVID-19. Cathy Rojas, the socialist candidate …

Secure Housing And Immediate Financial Relief Equal Safe And Healthy Communities

All education workers, including teachers, principals, custodians and DOE central workers, must have their first vaccine shot by September 27th, with no option for weekly testing. On the heels of the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine, this makes education workers the first city workers in NYC to face a vaccine mandate. This also comes …

Report reveals what we know, the gross negligence and mismanagement of COVID-19 crisis

On August 18th 2021, a new report from NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer further laid bare the sheer inadequacy of the de Blasio administration’s pandemic preparations. During the onset of the pandemic in February 2020, not only was the city completely devoid of non-expired N95 masks, but officials were not even aware that these masks had …

Cuomo’s History of Exploitation and Abuse

Yesterday, Andrew Cuomo resigned as Governor, one week after the shared results of a damning investigation against him, and nine months after the first of multiple women revealed his history of sexual harassment and abuse. In his public resignation, Cuomo stated again that the allegations against him are “untruthful” and politically motivated and cited his …

For more workers to get vaccinated, we need resources and protections!

If workers are not given additional resources and information, a vaccine mandate, while potentially necessary, will place more burdens on the workers and small businesses who were hit the hardest by the pandemic. What we need are mandates for paid time off, childcare programs, universal healthcare and public health education, in order for all working …

In rush to reopen during COVID-19, working class New Yorkers are left behind

As New York City further reopens and forces people back to work there has been a sharp increase in COVID cases, particularly for the new Delta variant. The rate of infections has doubled from only one month ago. In New York City, only about 60% of adult residents and about 51% of all residents have …

Rent Relief Rollout Showcases City’s Inadequate Response!

The rent relief program in New York, a long overdue measure to ease the economic fallout from COVID, has had a slow and confusing roll out which has left many low-income New Yorkers in the lurch. The program promises to pay up to a year’s worth of unpaid rent as well as utilities bills for …

Students & Families Deserve A Remote Option This Fall!

The Mayor of New York City and Chancellor of New York City have made a decision to fully reopen schools without consulting with students, parents or teachers. In the last academic school year, 60% of students and parents opted for remote options because they felt it was necessary to keep their families safe. With the …