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Councilman Jumaane Williams joined Errol Louis to discuss why he is running for Lieutenant Governor.
“The fact is whoever ran with the current governor was going to be his lieutenant governor,” Williams said. “I reject that. We need to be the people’s lieutenant governor.”
“Williams spoke of the need for criminal justice reform, new statewide affordable housing programs, improving the educational system, and increased healthcare coverage.”
Jumaane D. Williams, a Democrat and self-described “activist-elected official,” started representing the 45th Council District in Brooklyn in 2009. He is an outspoken advocate for immigration rights, police reform, affordable housing and anti-gun violence measures.
The Brooklyn councilman chairs the Committee on Housing and Buildings, a key body as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration carries out its ambitious affordable housing plan.
“I support marriage equality. I will fight to protect marriage equality,” Brooklyn City Councilmember Jumaane Williams told Gay City News.
“Williams is also taking steps to make clear his support for “a woman’s right to have access to safe and legal abortion,” recently introducing legislation barring employers from discriminating against any worker based on their reproductive health care decisions. “