ISSUES

ISSUES

As Deputy Leader of the State Senate, Mike has the privilege to fight for New Yorkers on a vast array of issues, from safeguarding our election process and reforming the criminal justice system to making life more affordable for the middle and working class.

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

Election Reforms

Gun Safety

Bail Reform

Tenants Protection Laws

Gianaris' 2019 Review

Tenants Protection Laws

Bail Reform

Gun Safety

Election Reforms

Gianaris' 2020 kick-off campaign

Gianaris' 2019 Review

Tenants Protection Laws

Bail Reform

Gun Safety

Election Reforms

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Gianaris' 2020 kick-off campaign​

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Gianaris' 2019 Review​

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Tenants Protection Laws​

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Bail Reform​

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Gun Safety​

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Election Reforms​

ISSUES

Election/Campaign Finance Reforms

Wrote Automatic voter registration legislation
Wrote bill reducing campaign contribution maximum amounts

Women’s rights/Choice

Supports Reproductive Health Act, codifying Roe v. Wade
Supports Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act

Guns/safety

Wrote ammo limits in SAFE Act
Wrote effective background checks, extending waiting period/closing charleston loophole
Wrote universal background checks

Criminal Justice Reform

Wrote Bail Elimination Act

Advocated for Raise the Age

Supports marijuana legalization and taxation act
Authored legislation for a juvenile Miranda Rights
Wrote legislation creating Innocence Commission to review convictions

MTA/Subway / Transportation

Authored millionaire’s tax
Wrote report on accessibility
Opposed, uncovered overspending, and ended Enhanced Station Initiative
Delivered CitiBike for Astoria, LIC
Fought for elevators at stations
Secured East River ferry service

Affordable Housing / Tenant’s Rights

Author of MCI/IAI ban
Wrote bill to change AMI calculation

NYCHA

Fought for $500 million for NYCHA
Voted for ban on agency evicting or denying seniors because they have pets
Voted for bill requiring emergency evacuation plans for people with disabilities

Environment

Wrote legislation requiring schools and parks to test drinking water for lead and replace fixtures

Supported Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Closed most polluting power plant in NYC

Ethics

Ban on taxpayer bailouts of corrupt politicians’ legal bills
Stopped accepting donations from real estate industry

education

Ban on taxpayer bailouts of corrupt politicians’ legal bills
Stopped accepting donations from real estate industry
Ban on taxpayer bailouts of corrupt politicians’ legal bills
Stopped accepting donations from real estate industry

LGBTQ rights

Deciding vote on marriage equality
Sponsor of conversion therapy ban
Sponsor of GENDA

Puerto Rico

Volunteered with relief efforts to help rebuild Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria

Healthcare

Sponsors NY Health Act

Immigration

Stood with Yeni Gonzalez when she was reunited with her children following their separation at the border; was the first to greet her upon arriving in NYC
Wrote legislation to add immigration status to list of protected classes
Wrote legislation preventing Port Authority from supporting Trump’s travel ban
Supports Immigrant Families Together, nonprofit that bails out parents detained at the border
Called for abolishing ICE
Supports drivers licenses for all