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As  your State Senator, I'll be a voice for working families in Central New York and the Southern Tier"

- Lea Webb
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WHO IS LEA?

A lifelong Southern Tier resident, Lea Webb served as a Binghamton City Councilmember for 8 years and is an educator at Binghamton University. Lea was the first African American and youngest person ever elected to the Binghamton City Council, and she is an award-winning activist who has been recognized as one of tomorrow's leaders by Oprah magazine and the White House Project. 

ISSUES

A fight for better (affordable) housing for rural and urban communities alike
Ensuring everyone can live in a healthy and resilient community
Ensuring equitable healthcare access and keeping our citizens out of medical debt
Making our communities vibrant places that families want to settle in
Preserve and extend reproductive rights for all, including with State Constitutional amendment
The only candidate with

Proven Results

Climate

Led the fight to ban fracking in the City of Binghamton

Assisted in establishing a city-wide climate action plan

Changed laws to promote green space development and the establishment of community gardens and urban farms

Supported programs to remove lead from Binghamton homes. 

 

Fair Housing

Key Supporter for the creation of a city based human rights commission

Led the fight to create quality affordable housing and championed rehabilitation programs such as Restore NY

Worked with non-profit housing developers to build new units (40+ Homes in the Northside District alone)

Protected tenants by standing up to absentee landlord and strengthening laws to establishing registration and local property management

Worked with nonprofits to establish training, and supported the creation of opportunities for pathways to homeownership 

Healthcare

Fought and won support for the Affordable Care Act as a healthcare organizer at Citizen Action

Supported and organized for the passage of the NY Health Act

Jobs & Small Businesses

Supported small businesses as a former member of the Binghamton Local Development Corporation, which provides grants and loans to startup and existing businesses

Helped to increase investment in Binghamton by attracting major residential development projects through the Commission on Downtown Binghamton Development

Worked with the Broome Tioga NAACP to establish an employment preparation program for our youth so that they are ready to seek jobs and careers for their economic advancement 

Unions & Service Workers

Led the fight to pass equal pay legislation in 
Binghamton

Voted for project labor agreements on city projects

Supported union strikes and walked the Picket lines with CWA for health care benefits

Worked with transit workers to stop cuts to vital bus routes ✓ Worked with unions, seniors, community advocates and county legislators to successfully prevent the privatization of county nursing homes

Proud UUP/NYSUT union member 

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