Issues

  • TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS
    Committed to public transit, alternative transportation, and smart, safe solutions for congestion, Jo Anne has been offering forward thinking, environmentally just solutions to Brooklyn’s vexing transportation issues for decades.
  • AFFORDABLE PUBLIC POWER
    Jo Anne has sponsored groundbreaking legislation that would transition our energy to publicly-owned, democratically-accountable renewable sources.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
    Jo Anne enacted major criminal justice reforms to dismantle the deep flaws that perpetuate racial and economic bias in our judicial system. She has fought to break the school-to-prison pipeline, to end solitary confinement, and was one of the few legislators to stand strong against the bail rollback.
  • CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
    Jo Anne has been protecting democracy and the sanctity of the democratic process for her entire career – she is a founding member of the Progressive Caucus of the NY State Democratic Committee and authored and passed NY State’s most comprehensive campaign finance reform bill.
  • EDUCATIONAL ADVOCACY
    As a lifelong educator and advocate for children, Jo Anne will fight to improve schools for ALL of our children in Brooklyn, and to bring down barriers for young learners across our borough.
  • DISABILITY RIGHTS
    As a nationally recognized disability rights lawyer, Jo Anne’s advocacy has changed lives and laws across the country. She has led the way in the Assembly to ensure that students with dyslexia are identified early so they get the reading instruction they need to be proficient readers. She has worked tirelessly for students with all disabilities and is a nationally respected expert in the field.
  • GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
    Jo Anne’s nationally recognized work on red-flag laws is helping to prevent firearm tragedies and her legislation will ensure that New York conduct hard research to combat the public health crisis of gun violence.
  • CLIMATE JUSTICE
    Jo Anne has long championed environmentally just transportation and energy solutions as well as the Superfund cleanup in Gowanus, Brooklyn. With a 100% rating from leading environmental advocacy organizations, we know that Jo Anne will fight polluters every day – our lives depend on it!
  • WOMEN’S RIGHTS
    Jo Anne has authored and passed legislation to modernize and add gender inclusive language across our civic institutions. Jo Anne helped pass legislation which protects the right to choose in New York regardless of federal law.