5/31 town hall
From Coming to America to
realizing the American Dream
My name is Denny Salas, and as a proud first-generation American, husband, and father-to-be.
My immigrant story is like many New Yorkers: I grew up in poverty, we collected cans for money, and in a case of arson, we almost lost our lives when someone lit our house on fire while my family and I were inside.
Despite those challenges, we achieved the American Dream, and I believe it is alive and for everyone.
I'm running to provide Public Safety, Better Education, and Economic Opportunities for our Lower Manhattan District.
United Democratic Organization
*Largest/Only Chinatown Political Club
Hon. Justin Yu
"Mayor of Chinatown"
Democratic District Leader D65
Lands End II Resident Association, Inc.
*First Time Ever the Entire board
Has Endorsed a Candidate*
Hon. Alan Gerson
of Lower Manhattan
Yee Fong Toy
Reform "Bail Reform," Statewide Mandate for AAPI, Black, Latino, Jewish, & LGBTQ Hate Crimes Taskforce Embedded in Every Police Department, End Concentration of Jails/Homeless Shelters in Working-Class Communities, Increase Funding for Community Based Organizations to Protect & Educate Neighbors, Empower Violence Interrupters, Fund Summer Youth Employment Programs, Fund Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs, Ensure Mental Health Treatment Reaches more Psychologically Distressed NYers, Fully Utilize Kendra’s Law, & Effective/Tough Law Enforcement for those Caught Wielding Illegal Weapons, Revise Supervised Release.
Increase Number of Specialized High Schools, Expand Gifted & Talented Programs to Every Middle/High School, Expand High-Quality Schools (whether Public, Private, Specialized, or Charter), Improve Partnerships between High & Low Performing Schools, & Create Private/Public Afterschool Programs to Improve Career Success for our Students.
Higher Wages, Expand Union Jobs, Create Statewide PPP Program to Support Small Businesses, Expand Export Grants for Businesses, Subsidize Small Business Wages to Increase Employment, Increase Business Grants for MWBE & Traditionally Disenfranchised Localities, & Support Expansion of Pedestrian-Friendly Communities.
Expand & Increase Funding for Resiliency Projects in Lower Manhattan that Protects our Neighbors, Create Disaster-Proof Communication Services for First Responders, Increase Funding for Carbon-Free Energy Production & Solutions.
A new Mitchell-Lama Program to attain Homeownership, Maintain & Increase Affordable Housing by Supporting Community Land Trusts, Funding NYCHA & Empowering Residents w/Transparency & Accountability, Increasing Tax Credits for Deeper Affordability.
Public Option for All New Yorkers, Implement Congestion Pricing, Mandate Ethnically Specific Maternal Care, & Create Safe-Haven for Women Seeking Reproductive Health Care.