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Hey @MittRomney, you can’t play cute anymore.

Facilitating Trump’s Supreme Court takeover with your vote will lead directly to his rejection of a peaceful transition.

If you don’t stand up on one, you’re complicit in the other.

No officers were charged directly with Breonna Taylor’s death.

A Kentucky Grand jury indicted one officer for shooting into the neighboring apartment.

The 3 wanton endangerment charges against Hankison are for Breonna Taylor’s neighbors.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/23/us/breonna-taylor-attorney-general-grand-jury-announcement/index.html

1% of killings by police nationwide result in officers being charged with a crime and even fewer are charged with murder. And officers are convicted of a crime in only 1 in every 300 killings. Virtually zero accountability for police violence in America.

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About MIKE   GIANARIS

A child of immigrant parents, Senator Gianaris was born and raised in Astoria, Queens, where he continues to reside. He is the product of New York City public schools and graduated from Fordham University and Harvard Law School before setting his sights on a career in public service. As a first-generation American, Senator Gianaris knows the struggle of immigrant families and leads the fight against harmful federal policies that tear apart families and unfairly discriminate against immigrant communities. He works with community groups to reunite families separated at the border and wrote legislation barring discrimination based on immigration status.​

In a city with millions of renters, Senator Gianaris always stands with tenants. In addition to consistently supporting better rent laws to abolish vacancy decontrol and preferential rents, he authored legislation to eliminate the often-abused Major Capital Improvements (MCI) and Individual Apartment Improvements (IAI) programs, taking on unscrupulous landlords like the Trump organization. Senator Gianaris does not accept campaign donations from real estate developers.

New York has the second-lowest voter turnout in the United States, ranking 48th in 2018. When more New Yorkers vote, their government is more accountable. Senator Gianaris wrote legislation for Automatic Voter Registration and sponsors bills to enact early voting and vote by mail.​​​​ With a strong belief that we must live up to our highest ideals of “justice for all,” Senator Gianaris is working hard to transform our criminal justice system. Because people should not lose their freedom just because they are poor, Senator Gianaris wrote the Bail Elimination Act to end bail in New York. He also wrote legislation to create an Innocence Commission to review wrongful convictions.​​​​​ Our state has many unfunded needs and too many misplaced priorities. Senator Gianaris continues to do battle against wasteful corporate welfare, including New York’s $3 billion giveaway to Amazon, to ensure actual priorities like truly affordable housing, better mass transit and improved schools are fully funded.​​​ New York’s future is bright and Senator Gianaris knows a progressive agenda cannot be accomplished alone. He is proud to work with other thoughtful leaders to deliver results for our state, including his new Senate colleagues who will work together to remake New York for the better.​

Senator Gianaris is a chief critic of the MTA, fighting for transit riders, pushing for the improved service and increased accessibility New Yorkers need. He understands New York cannot function without reliable mass transit, which is why he authored a proposal establishing a millionaire’s tax to generate dedicated funding for the troubled agency, as well as supporting congestion pricing.​​​​

New York has the second-lowest voter turnout in the United States, ranking 48th in 2018. When more New Yorkers vote, their government is more accountable. Senator Gianaris wrote legislation for Automatic Voter Registration and sponsors bills to enact early voting and vote by mail.​​​​

With a strong belief that we must live up to our highest ideals of “justice for all,” Senator Gianaris is working hard to transform our criminal justice system. Because people should not lose their freedom just because they are poor, Senator Gianaris wrote the Bail Elimination Act to end bail in New York. He also wrote legislation to create an Innocence Commission to review wrongful convictions.​​​​​

Our state has many unfunded needs and too many misplaced priorities. Senator Gianaris continues to do battle against wasteful corporate welfare, including New York’s $3 billion giveaway to Amazon, to ensure actual priorities like truly affordable housing, better mass transit and improved schools are fully funded.​​​

New York’s future is bright and Senator Gianaris knows a progressive agenda cannot be accomplished alone. He is proud to work with other thoughtful leaders to deliver results for our state, including his new Senate colleagues who will work together to remake New York for the better.​

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 12

Recent News

June 23, 2020

Statement from Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris on Election Night Victory

This election was unlike any we’ve experienced and I am thrilled that thousands of Queens residents delivered our campaign a resounding victory affirming ...

June 3, 2020

Queens Gazette: GIANARIS RECEIVES 2,500 SMALL DONATIONS

Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris’ reelection campaign filed its latest financial disclosure report on May 22, revealing more than 2,500 donors in the ...

May 31, 2020

Editorial: When shelter is the storm

A measure proposed by state Sen. Michael Gianaris would waive — not just delay, but waive — 90 days of rent payments for people ...

May 26, 2020

New York Sen. Gianaris Raises From Small Dollar Donors

The re-election campaign of Sen. Mike Gianaris raised $84,855 in the most recent reporting period, almost entirely from small-dollar ...

April 9, 2020

Any Rent Is Too Damn High: A Proposal for the Coronavirus Economy

Michael Gianaris has a plan to address New York’s coronavirus-induced rent crisis, and he wants it implemented two weeks ago — not tomorrow. ...

March 31, 2020

Rent strike idea gaining steam during crisis

ST. LOUIS — With millions of people suddenly out of work and rent due at the first of the month, some tenants are vowing to go on a rent strike until the ...

March 28, 2020

BIDEN, SANDERS DEMAND 3-MONTH FREEZE ON RENT PAYMENTS, EVICTION OF TENANTS ACROSS U.S.

Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders joined state lawmakers in New York and California in calls to freeze and forgive rent ...

March 27, 2020

How Will New York’s Rent Freeze Work?

As an unprecedented number of New Yorkers face job losses this month, a bill before the New York State Senate and Assembly has proposed a 90-day rent ...

March 27, 2020

Out of work Americans brace for rent and mortgage payments

BROOKLYN — The first of the month is just days away and that's causing a lot of anxiety for many New Yorkers who find themselves suddenly unemployed ...

March 25, 2020

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WILL STRUGGLE TO PAY RENT IN APRIL, BUT FEW IN CONGRESS CARE

ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, rent payments will be due for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic — yet even with unemployment at ...

March 25, 2020

This NYC lawmaker reveals his coronavirus rent relief proposal

New York State Senator Michael Gianaris is unveiling a plan that will offer 90 days of rent forgiveness to residential and commercial tenants if they lose ...

March 24, 2020

State Lawmakers Pushing For Coronavirus Rent Cancellation Say Cuomo Is MIA

The push to cancel rent in New York is intensifying, as millions of tenants grapple with financial hardship wrought by COVID-19. On the state level ...

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus economic relief: N.Y. Sen. Gianaris calls for rent suspension while NYC Speaker Johnson wants $550 for every New

ALBANY — A Queens lawmaker wants to provide some much needed financial relief to New Yorkers impacted by the coronavirus crisis by suspending rent ...

January 14, 2020

CWA STANDS WITH SENATOR GIANARIS REELECTION BID

NEW YORK - Following a monumental 2019 legislative session that saw massive gains for working people throughout the state, the Communications Workers of ...

December 12, 2019

Senator Gianaris announces endorsement of 32BJ SEIU, largest property service workers union in the country

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Senator Michael Gianaris announced the endorsement of 32BJ SEIU in his re-election campaign. 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service ...

December 9, 2019

NY state senator: ‘We don’t need to subsidize the largest companies in the world’

Amazon says it’s expanding its workforce in New York City, but this time it won’t get billions in incentives like those it gave up earlier this year ...

December 9, 2019

Criminal justice reform activists, crime victims fight back against concerns about coming New York reforms, say critics

ALBANY — Advocates and supporters of criminal justice reforms slated to take effect next month are fed up with the criticisms coming from cops and ...

December 8, 2019

Trump changed everything’: Big cities break hard left in Democratic primary

PHILADELPHIA — In the shadow of Joe Biden’s campaign headquarters sitting across from City Hall, Elizabeth Warren has snagged endorsements from ...

September 3, 2019

Lawmakers mull public takeover at Con Ed outage hearing

Lawmakers from New York City pressed Con Edison President Tim Cawley on Tuesday for answers about two major blackouts — and some toyed with the idea that ...

August 12, 2019

In Speech, Gianaris Charts Progressive Path For Senate Dems

Deputy Senate Majority Leader Mike Gianaris, in many ways, has his feet in two worlds, straddling the establishment structure in Queens and embracing the ...

August 5, 2019

Sorry not Sorry (Podcast): To Impeach or Not to Impeach

Alyssa Milano is joined by John Bonifaz, an attorney who specializes in constitutional law and voting rights, and Renato Mariotti, a former federal ...

August 5, 2019

Can Michael Gianaris lead the revolution?

Michael Gianaris is aware of his surroundings. On a warm July morning at a café, just weeks after the end of a state legislative session that featured the ...

July 18, 2019

Don’t flinch, Democrats: Keep pressing a bold agenda in Albany and Washington

The Democratic Party is at a crossroads, and which path we choose to follow will dictate whether the American people will have the faith to place their ...

June 27, 2019

Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris Announces $20,000 for Immigrant Families Together

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris on June 24 announced $20,000 in funding for Immigrant Families ...

June 26, 2019

Senate Passes Gianaris’ Automatic Voter Registration Act

The NYS Senate majority passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CCPA) to address the ...

June 17, 2019

Gianaris, Who Helped Craft Legislation, Cheered Vote on Major Overhaul That Supports Tenants

State Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, parts of Woodside, Maspeth ...

May 3, 2019

Michael Gianaris slams Board of Elections’ early voting plan

Albany — The New York City Board of Elections is coming under fire for its plans for the first ever early voting elections this fall ...

April 4, 2019

NY State Senator Michael Gianaris discusses how legislators plan to raise funds for mass transit

New York State Senator Michael Gianaris joins “Squawk Box” to discuss the New York state budget he just ...

March 22, 2019

John Legend & Michael Gianaris: How New York’s Bail System Makes Innocent People Less Safe

We all want to feel safe. People look to the criminal justice system to provide that feeling, but for many ...

March 16, 2019

Gianaris calls for hate-crime probe over homophobic sign in Queens subway station

State Sen. Mike Gianaris has asked Police Commissioner James O’Neill to open a hate crimes probe into ...

February 11, 2019

CAPITOL PRESSROOM with Sen. Mike Gianaris

Last week, reports surfaced that Amazon was beginning to worry about the political resistance to their ...

January 31, 2019

Gun control bills pass in legislature

A package of gun control bills passed the New York State Legislature on Tuesday. The wide-ranging ...

January 29, 2019

Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris, Senate Majority Stand up for Survivors, Pass Child Victims Act

ALBANY, NY – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris, along with the Senate Majority Conference, passed the ...

January 24, 2019

New state senators aim for early wins with old legislation

Not every state senator gets to start off a new legislative session by receiving a standing ovation, but that was the reality on ...

January 17, 2019

Amazon's New Office Propaganda Campaign Has Begun

The much-hyped "HQ2" is still a way off, but the tech goliath is already sending out fliers to quell the uprising ...

January 10, 2019

With the State Senate now ruled by Democrats, and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins the new majority leader, bills that had been

ALBANY — For years, the ways in which voters in New York have been stymied by the state’s antiquated voting laws have stood ...

January 3, 2019

Now’s the Time for Automatic Voter Registration in New York

Over the last several decades, 15 states across the country – both red and blue – have modernized their voting laws, including our neighbors ...

December 12, 2018

Democratic state senator blasts Amazon's HQ2 as a PR scam, saying 'New York fell for it'

New York struck a "bad deal" with Amazon to bring one of the tech giant's East Coast headquarters to Queens, New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris told ...

December 18, 2018

State Senator Michael Gianaris (r.) announces legislation to curb real estate inside information after reports say Amazon

A Queens lawmaker who has been out front in his opposition to the state and city deal that will bring Amazon to Long Island City since it was ...