We live in a unique city that is known all over the world for it's modernity and for an unrivaled cosmopolitanism. It is indeed one of the greatest achievement of mankind in the last century.
But it saddens me to see that amongst this opulent landmark, lies disturbing images of homelessness, falling school standard, noise, bad behavior and a general sense of intolerance for the new.
We ignore a clogged-up judicial system, thinking every delay is normal. We think it's game when our publicly elected officials put their respective parties before the electorate. And we think okay to give unrestricted power and immunity to our law enforcement officers - all at the expense of the tax paying public.
How fair is this? We never asked nor care. But I do. That’s why I’m in this race for Mayor city of New York in 2017, again.
I do care about the fact that cost of living and rent have have forced industries out of the city. I feel very concerned that research entities, tech companies and others are not coming anymore - leaving us with one of the highest number of joblessness rate in the country.
But my bone of contention is how much more can we the people of New York city take? What is it worth - for your voice, your future, the future of your sons, your daughters, your relatives and your community?
The list is endless... That’s why i have decide to make this a reflection of something most personal. Something, that touches us all.
As a Mayoral candidate, I believe in the city. I believe in the different people that made the city of New York what it is today. I love the different communities and the history of how they came to being - the city, the big apple.
As you all know, I am an advocate of now, and of technologically enhanced living. And as of today, I would love to see the people of New York use the power of new to enrich their lives, juice up their neighborhood, and place their communities at the fore front of living the good life.
A vote for me is an investment in your future, your voice and your community.
Abbey Laurel-Smith “SmithieForMayor”
Friends of Smithies Newyork - FoSNY
I am a Radical Republican, an Independent and a Working Families Party Candidate for the office of Mayor, city of New York, 2017.