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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in some way or form, and most likely in a negative way. As miraculously effective as the vaccine development and rollout has been, gaps are still negatively affecting everyone’s health. more
This is an open letter to Elon Musk, who recently made an announcement declaring he would spend 6 billion of his own dollars if someone were to hand him a plan to end world hunger. more
It’s been my distinct honor to represent the 16th Congressional District — a beautiful and diverse community which includes Riverdale — since I was elected to Congress nearly a year ago. more
Riverdale has always been a community rooted in love, acceptance, and inclusivity. Our neighborhood’s devotion to lending a helping hand and advocating for those often overlooked is one of the reasons why we are so proud to represent Riverdale. more
As a physician for 54 years, my career is just about the same age as Medicare. When I was in practice, I appreciated that it always paid me promptly, in contrast to corporate insurance companies, which tried very hard not to pay me what was promised. Now retired, I worry about the ongoing attempts to further privatize this popular and effective public program. more
An often-ignored aspect of Trumpism is the runaway consumer culture that underlies Trump’s philosophy and those of his enraged followers. more
As a candidate for city council, and now as a councilman, I often tell people “your voice will be heard at City Hall.” more
During my tenure in the Assembly representing our community, the landscape for housing rights has changed dramatically — especially over the past two years. more
The cost of the coronavirus pandemic to the restaurant industry and to food service workers has been immeasurable. more
In the nine months since taking office, my staff and I have seen unprecedented levels of trauma and pain in our district. We hear from constituents on a daily basis who are desperate for help. People call for assistance in burying their loved ones, recovering their belongings after their home flooded, or receiving their stimulus checks. more
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