1) A Safe Place for All.
The UWS must be a place where every single person can live and work without fear. Maria will fight to ensure that our city government provides our neighborhood with our fair share of resources to ensure public safety for all and will work to return the neighborhood to the safe community that it has been.
2) An Education System that Works for Every Student. New York spends by far the most on education per student of any State in the US, and yet our schools continue to fail our students. We must do more to help our students achieve, not lower standards. Our schools must have the goal of preparing every student to fully participate in the workforces of the future.
3) Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Our City. Decades of failed policies to address the mental health needs of our city’s most at risk populations have led to a major crisis. As we face social isolation and increasing homelessness, the City must step up and ensure equitable access to mental health services for those who need them the most.