US Representative,NY-14 (BX & Queens). In a modern, moral, & wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. She/her.
Bronx + Queens, NYC
Joined on 28 April, 2010
Congress needs to allocate enough funds so that internships can be paid. It currently does not. There’s some scant funding there, but it’s not nearly enough to pay for the # of interns that actually work here.
It’s not ok. We should set an example & grow the MRA to pay interns.
'Experience doesn’t pay the bills.'
Watch the full video 👇
Pay your interns!
It’ll improve your operation and make it more diverse and just. You won’t be relying on privilege to subsidize staffing and your interns can do better work that they’re proud of when they aren’t exhausted working 2-3 jobs to subsidize one.
We pay ours $15/hr.
.@AOC is right! We have two options in the continued #FightFor15
1. Override the Parliamentarian's advice & move forward with the $15 minimum wage in the COVID package.
2. Eradicated the deeply flawed filibuster.
Which is it going to be, Democrats?
.@RoKhanna + 22 House Dems call on White House to ignore the parliamentarian and allow a $15 wage in the Covid bill.
A Senate expert tells me @VP has the power do this—and it'd take 60 votes to overrule her—but that it's never been done on Byrd rule.
WH has rejected this call.
I don’t care what Cruz said at CPAC, but I do care that it appears Texas was just a layover stop for him between Cancun and Orlando to drop a pack of water into someone’s trunk and abandon his constituents again as they get slammed with $16,000 electrical bills.
Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett’s detailed accounts of sexual harassment by Gov. Cuomo are extremely serious and painful to read.
There must be an independent investigation - not one led by an individual selected by the Governor, but by the office of the Attorney General.
WOW: Rep. Al Green (D-TX)amazing response to GOP Rep Greg Steube who said God opposes transgender rights: "You used God to enslave my foreparents. You used God to segregate me in schools. You used God to put me in the back of he bus. Have you no shame?"
.@RepMondaire, one of the first openly LGBTQ Black members of Congress, supports the #EqualityAct on the House floor:
"To grow up poor, Black and gay is to not see yourself anywhere. It is also to feel completely unseen as so many people around invalidate your very existence."
Watch @MondaireJones make us all so proud ⬇️
Video shows NYPD's new robotic dog in action in the Bronx
Shout out to everyone who fought against community advocates who demanded these resources go to investments like school counseling instead.
Now robotic surveillance ground drones are being deployed for testing on low-income communities of color with under-resourced schools 👍🏽
@NYGovCuomo- as you’ve noted- vaccine equity is critical. That’s why the entire Bronx Delegation- Federal, State and City- have all signed on to this letter requesting you assist us to immediately obtain more vaccines in our borough- the hardest hit in NYC by COVID-19.
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