New York Metropolis mayoral candidate Maya Wiley kicked off her “50 Concepts for NYC” initiative, highlighting her concepts to make a greater NYC for everybody.
The primary thought from Wiley is Gun Violence Prevention. In accordance with Wiley, gun violence in New York Metropolis is at a five-year excessive. Nonetheless, gun violence doesn’t have an effect on each NYC neighborhood. The neighborhoods with the best gun violence charges embrace Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York neighborhoods and the Grand Concourse/Highbridge neighborhood within the Bronx.
Wiley is aware of that each of those neighborhoods are additionally experiencing the best financial ache of the COVID pandemic.
“We should acknowledge gun violence for what it’s, a public well being disaster constructed on the failure to handle racial inequity,” Wiley stated launch on her plan. “This implies we will repair what ails us. We’ve got revolutionary and efficient violence interruption packages in communities. And we’ve different community-based providers suppliers, neighborhood and religion leaders and engaged residents who’ve expertise, relationships, concepts and know-how.”
Wiley’s gun violence prevention plan contains empowering and supporting impacted communities to create revolutionary options; guaranteeing significant employment alternatives for these in danger to be concerned in gun violence and creating increasing and current workforce improvement and education schemes in communities experiencing excessive charges of gun violence.
In accordance with the discharge, the plan can be paid for by the redirection of NYPD and/or Division of Corrections funds, cash collected from asset forfeitures, and financial savings from a discount in public hospital taking pictures prices.
The Columbia and Dartmouth graduate additionally plans on establishing a participatory justice fund so those that stay in these communities can establish and implement options to scale back gun violence.
The Wiley administration would create an $18 million participatory justice course of in communities which can be coping with excessive charges of gun violence by allocating cash to communities by charges of gun violence to spice up current packages and create new packages which have confirmed observe data of success.
Wiley’s marketing campaign has been endorsed by 1199 SEIU, the New York Progressive Motion Community, and Democracy for America.