Today we are all Puerto Rican!
PLATFORM & POSITIONS
- Creating a Legacy housing & ownership program for native Harlem residents aged 21-35 that will allow them to remain in their communities.
- Stopping privatization of NYCHA’s housing & properties, and increasing infrastructure spending.
- Strengthening our schools with more parental involvement, expanding after school programs and vocational education options.
- Supporting local business owners and increasing job opportunities for residents with incoming larger corporations.
Getting our community’s fair share of street cleaning and other city services to protect our quality of life. Clean streets are our right. Marvin will immediately begin to work on improving the delivery of those services with:
- More frequent garbage pickup and increased street cleaning.
- Increase quantity of trashcans.
- Funding for improvements and full accessibility to our parks.
As our Council Member, Marvin will make protecting senior housing a top priority, by:
- Appointing a senior housing specialist in his staff
- Demanding that city agencies and management companies respect and respond to residents
- Preserving seniors housing for seniors
- Holding constituent service meeting in the community and at senior centers
- Funding additional resource centers
- New York is a better place because of the millions of immigrants past and present who have called this city home. This is who we are as a city, as a society and as a country. President Trump’s harmful and bigoted executive orders do not represent these values, and that is why I reject the president’s immigration policies. The path forward for our nation’s hardworking immigrant families will not be walled off by an extremist administration in Washington. As Council Member, I would also ensure that those who have come here from other counties to pursue the American Dream continue to have that opportunity by fighting for access to language services for English Language Learners in our city schools and healthcare facilities; supporting legal assistance for those facing deportation; protecting the integrity of IDNYC, and ensuring that immigrants receive the full protection of our wage and workplace safety laws; anti-discrimination laws; and consumer protections.
- Harlem is the Mecca of African American culture, and most of it isn’t landmarked, such as St. Joseph’s Church on W. 125th street, the oldest existing church north of 44th Street. We have some of the highest numbers of buildings that are eligible, with the lowest numbers that actually are. We need to landmark more places to preserve the history. Without that, everything will continue to be knocked down. As a councilman I would make it a hallmark of my time in office to get this designation for a record number of locations.
- Working to help overcome the challenges in navigating our neighborhoods that are prohibitive to the differently-abled residents of Harlem.
- Work to ensure senior residents have adequate above ground transportation and accessible ride options to support their day-to-day requirements.