Bill de Blasio in Survey of 2020 Presidential campaign websites


On Abortion: Fight defunding of Planned Parenthood

Investing in Our Values: No matter the threats from the federal government to defund health care organizations like Planned Parenthood, Mayor de Blasio has pledged to ensure accessible, affordable health care for all New Yorkers.
Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website BillDeBlasio.com May 2, 2019

On Civil Rights: NYC Unity Project: invest in LGBTQ youth

NYC Unity Project: First Lady Chirlane McCray announced an unprecedented investment in LGBTQ youth by creating the NYC Unity Project. The initiative will invest $4.8 million in new programs for LGBTQ youth, and will create a 24-hour drop-in center for anyone who needs it, regardless of gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website BillDeBlasio.com May 2, 2019

On Crime: Close Rikers; develop alternatives to incarceration

Closing Rikers: The Mayor made an historic commitment to close down the jails of Rikers Island in 10 years and create community-based facilities closer to the courts, jobs, families, and support networks of those incarcerated.

Alternatives to Incarceration: Mayor de Blasio expanded the supervised release program so that 3,000 nonviolent defendants can wait for trial in their communities instead of in jail. The Mayor also opened new drop-off diversion centers for people with mental health needs--giving officers a safe new alternative to arrest.

Re-entry Services for All Inmates: Under Mayor de Blasio, all inmates will receive re-entry support to connect them with jobs and more opportunity, helping break the cycle of recidivism. The city also offers five hours of programming focused on educational, vocational, and therapeutic needs to each inmate every day.

Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website BillDeBlasio.com May 2, 2019

On Crime: Ban solitary confinement for youth; reduce it for adults

Dramatically Reduced Solitary Confinement in Our Jails: Mayor de Blasio banned solitary confinement for inmates 21 and under, putting the city at the forefront of correctional reform across the country. At the same time, the city reduced solitary confinement for all inmates by 60 percent.
Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website BillDeBlasio.com May 2, 2019

On Families & Children: Expand mental health services at youth and runaway shelters

Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website BillDeBlasio.com May 2, 2019

On Families & Children: $7 million program to hold domestic abusers accountable

Domestic Violence Task Force: Under the Mayor's leadership, the City has invested nearly $7 million to help ensure domestic abusers are held accountable and to enhance pathways to safety for survivors.
Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website BillDeBlasio.com May 2, 2019

On Immigration: End cooperation & presence of ICE in NYC

Decreased Cooperation with ICE: Mayor de Blasio signed into law a bill to end the presence of ICE at all City facilities, including Rikers Island, and dramatically reduced the City's cooperation with federal ICE detainers for low-level offenses. Now, the City will only cooperate in cases involving serious, and violent, crimes.
Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website BillDeBlasio.com May 2, 2019

On Immigration: Protect DACA immigrants, no matter what

Protecting DACA: Mayor de Blasio vowed to pushed back against President Trump's decision on DACA. With over 30,000 New Yorkers affected by this policy, the Mayor assured them that their city stands with them: no matter what. The Mayor committed to fighting against the President and his policy, and continuing to put New Yorkers first and protecting them in any way possible.
Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website BillDeBlasio.com May 2, 2019

On Jobs: $500 million initiative to create 100,000 jobs in NYC

Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website BillDeBlasio.com May 2, 2019

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