Keeping Our Community Safe

Vanessa has worked with residents throughout our community to make our homes and streets safer by leading anti-violence vigils, peace rallies and community forums, and introducing legislation requiring anti-gun violence education in our schools. Joining with tenant associations as a true partner she has sought to upgrade security in housing development throughout the communities we share.


As our Assembly Member, Vanessa has...

  • introduced legislation requiring our schools to teach an anti-gun violence curriculum in the classroom (Assembly Bill A. 3353, 2013)
  • led efforts to reform the NYPD’s “Stop-And-Frisk” policy to end the racial profiling of young people of color, particularly African-American and Latino males in our community
  • introduced legislation requiring that legal assistance be made available to those young people who need it (Assembly Bill A. 1844, 2013)      

As our Council Member, Vanessa will...

  • continue to be a strong voice in protecting our youth from gun violence through education and community programs to keep our young people positively engaged
  • work with colleagues to reform the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy that disproportionately targets minority youth
  • collaborate with clergy, community leaders, and small business owners on creative approaches to enhance safety in our neighborhoods
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