The first 100 days of 2019

From a mental health perspective, there is much to be excited about in Governor Cuomo’s hundred day agenda including the protection of affordable health care, housing affordability, speaking out against conversion therapy, education equality and fairness in the criminal justice system. Moving forward we hope that some of the specifics around protection of quality affordable health care include the ability to pay the entire human services workforce a living wage that reflects the work of the not for profit sector in health care. Regarding education equality, we are hopeful that will include funding and more attention being paid to mental health education in schools. The nation is paying attention to the groundbreaking work that is going on in New York regarding this issue.

Specifics around housing affordability should include the continued call by Bring It Home campaign for an investment in existing housing for individuals with mental health related concerns as well as continued support for funding to transition individuals from adult homes into the community. Regarding criminal justice reform, we hope this continues to reflect support for Crisis Intervention Teams, HALT legislation, and State support for a federal waiver that will insure that individuals released from prisons are entitled to Medicaid thirty days prior to release.

Many of these initiatives will reflect our advocacy for 2019.

Governor Cuomo’s agenda for the first 100 days of 2019.

Fellow New Yorker,

This morning I laid out my agenda for the first 100 days of the 2019 legislative session.

As the federal government seeks to undo generations of progress, New York must lead and there’s no time to wait. With the new Democratic majority in our State Senate we have the opportunity to pass this ambitious plan to ensure the promise of full, true, justice for all.

This 2019 we will:

– Ensure a Progressive Tax System
– Cut Middle Class Taxes While Fighting to Repeal SALT
– Protect Quality, Affordable Health Care
– Codify Reproductive Rights
– Enshrine Gender Equality into Law
– Combat Gun Violence
– Launch a $150 Billion Infrastructure Plan
– Fund and Restructure the MTA While Easing Traffic in New York City’s Business District
– Ensure Education Equity
– Pass the Dream Act
– Launch the Green New Deal
– Ensure Clean, Safe Drinking Water for All
– Improve Our Democracy
– Increase Trust in the Democratic System
– Protect Public Sector Unions
– Keep Housing Affordable for New Yorkers
– Pass the Child Victims Act
– Protect LGBTQ Rights
– Legalize Adult Use of Recreational Marijuana; and
– Ensure Fairness in the Criminal Justice System

We ask for the support of all New Yorkers to turn these bold ideas into law. Add your name as a co-sponsor of my 2019 Justice Agenda.

As New Yorkers, we declare independence from the federal government’s repugnant policies. We reject the nationalism, racism, misogyny and discrimination coming from Washington.

Help us pass our progressive agenda and together New York will restore true democracy, fairness and progress. Add your name now.

Now is the time for New York to stand up and deliver on the promise of progressive government. There’s no time to wait.

Ever upward,

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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