New Yorkers don’t want a hand out, we just want a chance to succeed.  Together, we must provide the support necessary for hardworking New York families to excel and be safe both on and off the job.

The lack of access to quality and affordable child care, for example, is a barrier to workforce.  We must do more as a state to bridge the gap and allow more New Yorkers to be productive parts or our economic engine.

In addition, on the job safety should not be a luxury.  We need to do more to ensure that all workers have a safe and healthy workplace by extending new protections and safeguarding those already on the books.