Facts

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$15 Minimum Wage


Governor Cuomo made New York the first state to pass a $15 minimum wage. We are the progressive capital of the country, leading the way on economic justice.

In 1933 FDR said “By living wages, I mean more than a bare subsistence level – I mean the wages of a decent living.” and that’s what this $15/hour minimum wage has done.

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Jobs & The Economy


The Democratic Party is committed to creating jobs and generating economic growth throughout our state. New York is open for business.

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Innovation


From START-UP NY to SUNY Nanotech, New York is leading the nation in developing new industries to grow the economy and create jobs.

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Crime & Public Safety


Following the tragic shooting in Newtown, Republicans in Washington buckled to the gun lobby and blocked sensible gun safety laws that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. New York acted swiftly to pass the strongest gun laws in the nation. This critical legislation is reducing gun violence and making New York a safer place to live.

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Progressive Capital


New York is proud of its history as the birthplace of progressive reform – from women’s suffrage to gay rights.

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Education


Public education is the great equalizer and the key to the long-term economic strength of our nation. Democrats believe in investing in our schools and ensuring that every child in New York has access to a world-class education.

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Restore Public Trust


Democrats believe that we must restore the faith of the public in our government.

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Marriage Equality


New York has been a leader for marriage equality.