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