Affordable Housing would benefit the district tremendously. Besides increasing our tax base and allowing people (especially students and senior citizens) to stay on the island, it would end the “trade parade” that frustrates residents of the Hamptons.
The United States may be the greatest nation in the world. If we want to hold that claim, however, we must make sure our community is healthy. If elected, Skyler will sign on to the New York Health Act.
Water may be the one thing that connects us all. Our water wells have been poisoned. This is the water we drink, bathe in, and give to our kids. Skyler will take every step possible to protect and preserve the water quality of New York.
We've reached an age where LGBT rights should no longer be something we have to fight for. Skyler will fight to end discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity.
Women’s rights are human rights. I have a multi-faceted plan to combat discrimination against women and promote gender equality in New York. I will work to establish protections in both everyday life and the workplace, as well as promote understanding and knowledge.
Young people are leaving New York after finding themselves waist deep in debt, and unable to afford the cost of the state. Skyler will introduce legislation to increase student loan forgiveness and financial aid programs.
Every year, thousands of former inmates are placed back into jail. A flawed prison system leaves released inmates with limited skills and limited opportunities. Skyler plans to enact legislation to increase the effectiveness of the prison system.
Recently, our leaders have become disconnected from the public. They are not up front about their plans to enact or support legislation. After holding office for decades, they fail to maintain an honest relationship with voters. Skyler will make sure to reopen those lines of communication while keeping his constituents informed.