Issues

We need real policy decisions that transcend politics. The longer we fight partisan battles the bigger our problems grow. We must put our communities first and fight our problems, not each other. Afterall, these aren’t just issues for a campaign, these issues affect our lives, our friends and our families.

Government That Works For The People

End Corrupt “Pay to Play” Politics And Restore Public Trust

New York is in a unique position to lead the nation in solving this terrible problem. We know the only way to make sure politicians put people first is to get the big-money out of political campaigns. Read More

Democratic Candidate for State Senate James Kemmerer, Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu Call for Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform

Kemmerer Proposes Legislation to Stop Lawmakers from Enriching Themselves with Campaign and Taxpayer Money

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Democratic candidate for State Senator, James Kemmerer was joined by former candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu to address the issue of ethics and corruption in Albany. Read More

Transportation and Safe Streets

I am the only candidate who will work tirelessly to make sure we get modern, comfortable, stations with elevators, and greatly improved service. Imagine reliable subway service in comfortable stations, with real-time arrival information and Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) that allows trains to operate at closer distances safely, increases capacity and provides useful information to riders about arrivals and delays in the stations -- on smartphones, or with a simple call. Here’s how we’ll pay for it without the need for new taxes or fare hikes Read More

StreetsPAC Announces first 2014 Endorsements in New York State Senate and Assembly Races

James Kemmerer, Senate District 22, Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights (Challenger)– Kemmerer, a tech entrepreneur and executive–committee member of the Bay Ridge Democrats, is challenging 12–year incumbent Marty Golden, who's been a frequent obstacle to safe–streets policies in the State Senate.Read More

Strengthen Our Core

Rebuild and Grow the Middle Class

Our greatness lies in our people. Only when Americans do well does America do well. The struggles we face now, reflect the decades long struggles of the great American middle class. Read More

Invest In Our Future

Education Is Our Wisest Investment

A highly educated and well-trained workforce is our greatest economic asset. Because of the great benefit our investments in education yield, we must make education among our highest priorities. Read More

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Endorses James Kemmerer for State Senate

Leah Gunn Barrett, NYAGV Executive Director, said, "We are proud to endorse James Kemmerer for State Senate. James will work for common sense approaches to protect New Yorkers from gun violence such as smart gun technology and a Child Access Prevention Law to keep our kids safe from guns in the home.Read More

Pledge 2 Protect & S.t.r.o.n.g. - Southern Brooklyn Joined To Rally Against Proposed Garbage Stations On Upper East Side & Southwest Brooklyn

Two communities in New York City have come together to fight against the City of New York’s Solid Waste Management Plan by rallying against the proposed Gravesend Bay Marine Waste Transfer Station (1824 Shore Parkway, between Bay 41st Street & 26th Avenue). This rally was held on Sunday, June 1, at 1:00 pm at the Bay Parkway Promenade, along the water’s edge, between Caesar’s Bay Shopping Center and Bensonhurst Park, in southwest Brooklyn.Read More

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Jamie is very strong on the issues we care about, and shows promise as a progressive ally, in 2014 and beyond.
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