Julie knows that having access to quality healthcare is vital to residents, now more than ever.
Her work on the 2020 NYC Census resulted in ensuring that hundreds of millions of dollars of Medicaid and hospital funding will come to the City. That funding is vital to ensuring every New York City resident has access to the healthcare they need to keep themselves and their families healthy and safe.
Under her management, the Department of Consumer Affairs launched and implemented an extensive paid sick leave initiative, worked with Senator Gillibrand’s office to eliminate the use of dangerous toxic toys, and levied its first fines against exploitative anti-abortion clinics posing as pregnancy centers.
As the Chair of Manhattan Community Board 1, Julie won a two-year battle mandating that every ambulance in the City have an epi-pen on board.
As we continue to battle Covid-19, Julie will dedicate herself to making sure all residents of Council District 5 have ready access to the testing, protective equipment, and cleaning supplies needed to stay safe and protected. Julie knows how to build a coalition of public and private stakeholders and will use that expertise to secure needed supplies and access. Julie will keep a close eye on hospital capacity and battle for income neutral accessibility for needed Covid and non-Covid care. She will also advocate for humane hospital and nursing home visitation rights, mental health and substance abuse resources, and services to address any upticks in domestic abuse or violence.
On the City Council, Julie will keep up the fight to ensure every resident of the 5th City Council District has access to quality healthcare, regardless of their income.