Vivia Morgan

For New York City Council

Commitments:

  1. Gun and Gang Violence – Criminal Justice Reform
  2. Community Safety –  Police Relations
  3. Education Reform – Youth Empowerment
  4. Eradicate Homelessness – Affordable Housing
  5. Elder Care
  6. Green Spaces
  7. Small Business and Investment Opportunities 

 

Commitments:

  1. Gun and Gang Violence – Criminal Justice Reform
  2. Community Safety –  Police Relations
  3. Education Reform – Youth Empowerment
  4. Eradicate Homelessness – Affordable Housing
  5. Elder Care
  6. Green Spaces
  7. Small Business and Investment Opportunities 

 

Gun and Gang Violence – Criminal Justice Reform

Our Motto is Jobs not Jail. New York’s Criminal Justice System has been found to be racist from the police arrest to incarceration, bail, the right to an attorney, and reentry for those already incarcerated. We plan to address the crisis in two areas: upon arrest and conviction. Alternatives to incarceration that accesses first time offenders for drug addictions, and employment training. The Prison Industrial Complex the government is seeking to contain this crisis by building smaller prisons as a way for reform. We need to address the epidemic distribution of illegal drugs in poor communities as a way of undermining the capacity of jobless workers to become politically active.

 

Community Safety – Police Relations

Community safety is about helping communities to be and feel safe. It is crucial that you feel safe where you live, work, or spend your leisure time. We are deeply disturbed by the recent increased racial attacks in the City. We launched several highly successful ‘Stop Gun and Gang Rally’s to educate our community about things. We increased communication and dialogue between the Police and the community. Moreover, as a Community Partner for 71st Precinct Community Affairs Unit we work in partnership to improve our Police and community relationship, quality of life, public service, family values, individual empowerment, and public safety. These are among some of the critical issues Vivia will support.

 

 

Education Reform – Youth Empowerment

For New York City to succeed in elevating far more New Yorkers from lower-income backgrounds into the middle class, the city will need to make significantly more progress in expanding access to technology careers. We plan several HI TECH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS WITH HANDS ON TRAINING Jobs in technology have been among the fastest-growing occupations in New York, and the tech sector has become the city’s most reliable source of new well-paying jobs. But even as demand for tech talent grows, too few of those good jobs are going to New Yorker’s from low-income communities. This is no small problem for New York. The troubling opportunity gap that exists in the city’s tech workforce is exacerbating inequalities across the five boroughs. It also threatens the economic competitiveness of the city’s tech sector, which is already experiencing a talent shortage and will need to tap more of the local workforce to sustain its growth.

 

 

Eradicate Homelessness- Affordable Housing

The people of Brooklyn and New York City are facing a homelessness crisis. The only solution is to build affordable housing i.e. housing for people making $15,000 – $20,000 affordability crisis. By encouraging the expansion of the housing supply, including affordable housing, we will create options to keep young workers, seniors, and lifelong residents alike as a part of this community. As the homelessness crisis continues, I will also lead the efforts to bring a strategy that takes a more comprehensive approach to this issue. In partnership with the County and neighboring cities, we will coordinate to connect the homeless with services appropriate for their various needs, from emergency shelter to mental health services and job training.

 

 

Elder Care

Elder abuse is “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.” This definition has been adopted by the World Health Organization  Most of our elderly depends on their children, family members to assistance in their later years to carry out the basic tasks such as medical visits, paying bills, banking and meal preparations. We propose an innovative project designed to target senior abuse by family members. Mediator to vent guardianship applicant for evaluation. Seniors from the age of 67 will be assigned a worker to help with family members who wish to be a guardian of a family member to educate and counsel family members their duties to protect seniors from family abuse.

 

 

Green Spaces

Green spaces provide recreational areas for the community, they serve as a claiming space from the daily routine and give our children the opportunity to interact with their peers. It encourages exercise and enhances the beauty and environmental quality of neighborhoods.

New York City residents have access to more than 1,700 parks, playgrounds, and recreation facilities across the five boroughs.  Green spaces provide community residents with the opportunity to experience and enjoy nature, allows neighbors to come together to start a community garden and encourages interaction and bipartisanship with neighbors. We must continue to provide equal funding to protect and preserve small neighborhood parks and green spaces.

 

 

Small Business and Investment Opportunities 

The impact on Small Business during coronavirus pandemic has left a major economical strain on small mom and pop shops.  As a result of mandatory shutdowns and social distancing many small businesses shut their doors, leaving millions of people jobless. Now is the time to plan for rebuilding small businesses with non interest loans and provide access to (SBS) Small Business Services.