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March On For Voting Rights

I was in Washington DC on August 28th. I made the trip from Southold to Washington to show my support for the passage of a federal law that would restore critical protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which outlawed discriminatory voting practices. According to the Justice Department, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is “the most successful piece of civil rights legislation ever adopted by the United States Congress.” They have good reason to say this since it allowed thousands of Black voters to vote in the segregated South of the 1960s. Allowing many Black and brown voters access to the ballot box could only be accomplished if the federal government stepped in to make sure that states were following the law and not interfering with the voting rights of their citizens. The Act of 1965 did the following:

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A Message to Fellow Educators

I need to clarify that I am not a politician. What I am is a life-long public servant and proud union member who dedicates his life to teaching. Educating students in our public schools and at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) is rewarding, as is, serving as the Executive Director of Sachem Professional Development Inc. (SPDI), a non-profit professional development school for teachers. I LOVE being a teacher and spending my energy on education for myself and others. Running for Congress was NOT in my plans. So how did I get here?

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Why I Am Running for Congress

Written on January 7th, 2021

For me, it’s really about my fellow New Yorkers – the great people of Long Island, my neighbors in the 1st Congressional District. I don’t care about the labels: Democrat, Republican, Right, Left. It’s about what is right and what is wrong; and I have seen enough wrong in my lifetime. It is time to make things right. This is why I am seeking your support for Congress.

The mindless violence and the misguided judgement we all witnessed in Washington DC on January 6th left me with a profound sense of shame and sorrow. Those who forced themselves into the Capitol and even some members of Congress, those who swore an oath to defend the Constitution, highlighted the deep divide and incivility that engulfs politics today. I will not stand for this.

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