Maria Lopez

Our City, Our Homes: Our Vision for the Future of NYC Housing

 (Click here to read the full platform in English)

The 2013 mayoral and City Council elections present New Yorkers with the chance to shape the city’s housing policies and to convince incoming elected officials to take bold steps to create and preserve affordable housing.

Endorse our platform and help us make quality affordable housing a top priority for our next mayor:


1. Improve Code Enforcement

2. Commit to a Real Affordability Development Policy

3. Improve and Preserving the Public Housing Stock in NYC (NYCHA)

4. Promote Homeownership Opportunities and Preventing Foreclosure


NUESTRA CIUDAD, NUESTRAS CASAS: Nuestra visión para el futuro de la vivienda de NYC

(Haz clic aquí para leer la plataforma completo en español)

GOAL: 100 endorsements

Las elecciones de alcalde y de Consejo de 2013 le presentan a los neoyorquinos la oportunidad de dar forma a las políticas de vivienda de la ciudad y de convencer a los funcionarios electos entrantes para que tomen medidas audaces para crear y preservar viviendas asequibles.

Afiliarte a nuestra plataforma y ayudarnos a hacer de la vivienda asequible y de calidad una prioridad para nuestro próximo alcalde:


1. Renovar y ampliar el sistema de aplicación del código de vivienda.

2. Comprometerse al desarrollo de la política de vivienda asequible al igual que programas mandatarios de viviendas inclusivas.

3. Mejorar y preservar la vivienda pública (NYCHA) en la ciudad de Nueva York.

4. Expandir recursos para los propietarios de vivienda al igual que la prevención de la ejecución hipotecaria.

Tell Gov. Cuomo and State Lawmakers: Raise the Wage for All Minimum Wage Workers


On April 2, after more than a year of organizing by our labor-community-faith coalition, Governor Cuomo signed into law an increase in New York State’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour over the next three years. 1.5 million working New Yorkers will see $2 billion added to their paychecks as a  result—a real step forward for economic fairness in New York.

But we’re not done yet. After restaurant lobbyists tried to block a raise for tipped restaurant workers—a high-poverty workforce that is predominantly women and people of color—we won a commitment from the governor to raise their wages through a Labor Department wage board.

Now we need your help to ensure all minimum wage workers get their raise:

GOAL: 200 signatures

Sign our petition to tell Gov. Cuomo and  state lawmakers to:

  • Appoint the wage board immediately so NY’s tipped workforce does not miss out on millions of dollars to which they are entitled.
  • Raise NY’s tipped wage up to the full minimum wage rate, as 7 other states have already done. New York must be a national leader on economic justice and pay equity.
  • Repeal the wasteful tax giveaway to corporations like Walmart and McDonald’s that special interests slid into the minimum wage deal. The tax credit creates dangerous incentives to replace adult workers with students and to keep pay frozen at the minimum wage—the last thing NY’s workers need.

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