BUILD A BETTER CITY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

LIST OF ISSUES

Housing/ Minimum Wage

Lack of affordable housing: The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Orlando requires an hourly wage of over $21.08 – putting it out of reach for many working poor. I will get better funding and make sure there is no more lack of affordable housing. Experts cite several factors for the lack of affordable housing, including: Fraud within low income housing institutions and/or lack of surveillance of government run programs.  I will make sure this does not happen anymore.  I will fight for higher minimum wage and make sure no one is left homeless, unable to pay rent or unable to eat.  We must take care of our communities.

Education

More Government Funding For Education

Better School Safety

Revised Disciplinary Policies

Better Salaries For Teachers

Stricter Bullying Policies

Diversity

Everyone is entitled to all their rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Women Rights

We forget women have made great strides in the fight for equality, including women’s suffrage and inroads in equal opportunity in the workplace and education. Despite the tremendous progress made in the struggle for gender equality, women still face violence, discrimination, and institutional barriers to equal participation in society, according to the ACLU.  I will fight to protect women rights, for equal pay and for their right to decide what they do with their own body.

Crime

For Orlando, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Orlando is one in 132.  The Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center suggest 5 ways of reducing the crime rate, which I will implement.  See their research and suggestion.  Urban Institute

Homelessness

Homelessness is a very big issue in Orlando, yet no one is focusing on how to eliminate it.  I have a plan to eliminate homelessness.  

All too often, we assume homelessness is the result of something a homeless person did. Don’t be so sure. The next time you witness a neighbor living on the street, consider the fact that lack of affordable housing is the most likely reason they have nowhere else to go. The next four most common causes of homelessness are as follows:

  • Unemployment

  • Poverty

  • Insufficient Wages

  • And, for women, domestic violence comes in at number five

  • LGBTQ RIGHTS

     I will fight to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association, and to stop the violence towards the LGBTQ community.

    Police Reform

    As the relationship between Police and citizens gets worse, people are less likely to call them for help.  I will establish a more extent policy for Police to learn better ways of dealing with their community, to limit their use of force, independent investigation into police misconduct, improved ways to better understand non violent situations which can result in the death of innocent people and more.

    Reach out to me to ask about any specific issue or to give suggestions about improving any issue.  I believe in working with the people in our communities.
    alliforthemayor@gmail.com