I support universal health care as passed by the NYS Assembly and currently supported by State Sen Liz Krueger: the New York Health Act. And, I denounce the attacks on reproductive health care from the current federal administration. We as a state and city should be pushing to update the state law in regard to abortion rights, so I fully support the passage of the Reproductive Health Act and the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act.
I also fully support paid maternity leave for all new and expecting mothers so that there does not have to be a forced choice between career and family. As a soon to be father, this issue is particularly poignant for me and I will work to expand of New York’s Temporary Disability Insurance program to include paid family leave.