PROTECT SENIORS & THE DISABLED
A just society takes care of its seniors and supports all people with disabilities. As important members of our community, they shouldn’t be left behind.
Our city must be accessible to everyone. No one should be unable to access all our city has to offer because there aren’t compliant ramps or elevators, and yet this is the case all too often. For example, less than a quarter of subway stations are ADA compliant. For New York City to truly be a city for everyone, we must take significant action to ensure that it is always possible to navigate.
That’s why making bold investments in accessibility and quality services is one of my top priorities in the Council.
As your next City Council Member, I am committed to fighting for:
Expanding physical access to our city by fighting for ADA compliance at all buildings in New York City.
Requiring that 7% of all City hires be people with disabilities.
Funding care for all seniors who need home assistance, home nursing care, or a properly staffed nursing home.
Ending the requirement that seniors must be below the poverty line and spend all of their resources before they can receive government aid.
Raising the city’s standards of nursing home care, including increasing the staff to patient ratio.