Marisol's Impact

ON EDUCATION

  • Established 10 new after school programs through Project Boost in 10 schools across Community School District 6.
  • Invested $1 million in CUNY in the Heights to double the size of the campus to provide more credit-bearing courses.
  • Brought back over $550,000 to upgrade school facilities in Community School District 6.  
  • Converted P.S. 192 into a United Federation of Teachers Community Learning School, including training for parents and a food pantry. 
  • Secured $500,000 to implement a pilot program in Community School District 6 to reduce the class size in schools with the highest population of English Language Learners and provide their teachers with enhanced professional development.
  • Saved High School for Health Careers and Sciences.  schools from being closed.

On Affordable Housing

  • Assisted close to 20 HDFC Co-op buildings in her district under a foreclosure order from the city to file for Article XI applications that would save these buildings from being converted to rental property.  
  • Invested $150,000 in Manhattan Legal Services to expand access to free housing legal services to all residents of Inwood, Washington Heights, and West Harlem. 
  • Co-sponsors legislation that would eliminate the preferential rent loophole and eliminate the vacancy bonus made available to landlords. 

On women's issues

    • Passed legislation that would create a historic, first of its kind, $5 million tax credit for television production companies in New York State that hire more women and minority writers, producers, and directors. 
    • Her Cosmetology Diversity Bill, was signed into law in 2017, forever changing the make up of the New York State committee that regulates the states cosmetology industry and certificate examinations by reserving at least one seat on the committee for an expert on ethnic hair. 
    • Raised the cap on city-funded contracts for minority and women-owned business from $25,000 to $150,000.  
    • Co-sponsors legislation that would expand abortion rights in the state and guarantee free access to contraceptives for at least one full year.

    on IMMIGRATION

    • Fought for $15 million to fund the Immigrant Defense Fund to bring free legal services to immigrants in our neighborhoods.
    • Serves as prime sponsor of One Day Bill and Protect Our Courts Act, which both seek to reduce deportations in the state by reducing the maximum sentence for minor offenses and clarifying warrants I.C.E. agents may use when proceeding with an arrest in front of a courthouse

    on MENTAL HEALTH

    • Invested $400,000 to have Comunilife work with our female teenage population who are struggling with mental health issues, and worked to decrease the amount of female suicides.
    • Passed the "Suicide Prevention Act" which established a state-level taskforce to examine the high rates of suicide in the state and develop programs to address the issue.
    • Circulated letter among local and state officials to oppose the closure of 30 in-patient hospital beds in the psychiatric unit at New York Presbyterian Allen Pavilion Hospital.

    on COMMUNITY

    • Brought an unprecedented $7.1 million in resources from the state for community-based organizations.
    • Secured funding for the Dominican Women's Development Center to establish the first LGBTQ Youth Homeless Center in Upper Manhattan.

    on WORKER RIGHTS

    • Working with RWDSU and Local HERE 100, successfully circulated a letter among legislatures urging the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to increase wages for catering employees at the three major airports in the New York City area. 
    • In collaboration with the Workforce Development Institute and Pathways 2 Apprenticeship, graduated 22 local residents from an intensive 160-hour pre-apprenticeship course, with each graduate guaranteed an interview for employment with a construction union.  
    • Passed legislation that will make the process easier for public sector employees to join a public sector union, and make it faster for public sector unions to collect the union dues public sector employers deduct from their employees. This major victory is in anticipation to the huge blow public sector unions may receive from the current Janus vs. AFSCME Supreme Court case. 
     
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