New York deserves bold, progressive, leadership.
People often ask me how I’m different from our 25-year Incumbent....
First off, I believe we desperately need to reform our democracy to make our government more representative of the actual will of the people.
Therefore, unlike the Congresswoman, I refuse to take corporate PAC money from the very companies I would regulate. I also think competition is not only healthy for democracy, it's necessary to ensure new voices and new ideas are heard. That's why I support term limits, automatic voter registration, and am active in the fight to end gerrymandering and voter suppression across the country. Incumbency protection has no place in my agenda.
Besides bringing my experience as a lawyer and ethics lecturer into government, below is a list of laws that Representative Maloney voted for, that I strongly oppose.
1. Rep. Maloney voted AGAINST life saving vaccines proven by science to work and said that there are “concerns surrounding vaccine safety.”—
- Sponsored nine different anti-vaccination bills over more than a decade
Only Democrat to sponsor anti-vaccine bills after 2013
Invited fringe anti-vaccine, anti-science authors to congressional briefings
Attacked doctors who advocated for vaccinations
Hosted anti-science rallies with Jenny McCarthy
Attacked the CDC scientist in congressional hearings on vaccines
Compared the health risks of vaccines to smoking cigarettes
(Sources: CSPAN, Huffington Post, Rep. Maloney Official Statement, House Hearing Nov 29, 2012, 108th Congress (2003-2004) H.R.4169; 109th Congress (2005-2006) H.R.881; 110th Congress (2007-2008) H.R.881; 111th Congress (2009-2010) H.R.2617; 109th Congress (2005-2006) H.R.5887; 110th Congress (2007-2008) H.R.1973; 111th Congress (2009-2010) H.R.2618; 113th Congress (2013-2014) H.R.1757; 114th Congress (2015-2016) H.R.1636)
2. Rep. Maloney voted AGAINST Wall Street regulation and Told Wall Street bankers that “If you see a regulation that is unfair, let us know and maybe we can work together.”—
- Gave banks a “license to lie” when they mislead investors
Repealed Glass-Steagall banking regulations passed after the 1929 Crash
Cut funding to the SEC
Bailed out banks after they destroyed the economy
Let banks, insurance companies, and credit rating agencies conceal when data gets hacked
3. Rep. Maloney voted FOR mass incarceration laws that Bill Clinton has admitted, “made the problem worse.”—
- Three-strikes mandatory life sentences, including for drug charges
Longer prison terms
$10 billion for new prisons
Expanding the death penalty
Making it harder for people to appeal convictions
Making it harder to free people who are wrongly imprisoned
4. Rep. Maloney voted FOR anti-immigrant and anti-refugee laws that Human Rights Watch said “subjected hundreds of thousands of people to arbitrary detention, fast-track deportations and family separation.”—
Creating fast-track deportation
Stripped immigrants of their right to have deportation reviewed by a judge
Mandatory detention of immigrants that breaks up families
Making it easier to detain and deport both legal and undocumented immigrants
Making it harder for refugees to apply for asylum
5. Rep. Maloney voted FOR more war, less diplomacy, and the surveillance state, and was “an outspoken advocate of the war who backed the Iraq resolution” —
Voted for the Iraq War
Voted to fund George W. Bush’s programs in Iraq
Voted for the PATRIOT Act
Voted against Obama’s nuclear peace deal with Iran
Voted to extend mass surveillance and NSA spying