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Anthony Beckford has spent his entire career helping people. He is a single father, community advocate and public servant delivering and fighting for one of the most diverse Council districts in New York State.
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"A new report has confirmed that the number of children in NYCHA housing poisoned by lead is rising. I am angered and disgusted by this. I have stood side by side with NYCHA residents, helping to fight for proper lead removal, repairs and garbage pickups. Mayor Bill De'Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Various Other Elected Officials have failed our NYCHA residents. They have provided nothing but lip service and have not committed to action. Recently at Glenwood Houses, I did a quick clean up due to Sanitation not providing adequate clean ups. I have taken many tours of NYCHA buildings around the City and I am disgusted with the City and with NYCHA turning their backs on not only the Seniors and Working Families/Individuals, but also on the Children. Our Future are these Children and they are beinf let down and their health and lives are put in danger on a daily basis. This is Senior Abuse. This is Child Endangerment. This is violation of Tenants Rights.
I am demanded a thorough and adequate removal of lead from all NYCHA housing, as well as adequate repairs and consistent trash pick up. Anything less will not be tolerated and will not be acceptable." - Anthony Beckford
Colorado was able to use $3 million dollars of marijuana sales to provide food and housing for the homeless. Now imagine what can be done in New York with my #CBDTHCpolicy that I will introduce when I am elected in November as NY Assemblyman of District 42.
It will be used to not only provide food and permanent housing for those who are homeless, it will also be used to help provide funding for our public schools, provide funding for community centers, senior housing, transitional programs for the formally incarcerated and REAL affordable housing for middle to low income families.
My bill will cause legalization and decriminalization of marijuana (marihuana). The records of those who have been incarcerated for low level crimes will be wiped clean and those still incarcerated will be released. I will also propose to exclude large corporations and Big Pharma from being able to have any control or part in this legislation or the sales of marijuana.
We will End the Prohibition.