The Campaigns of David Pechefsky, Democrat for Congress in NY01, and Jumaane Williams, Democrat for Lt. Governor of New York, Announce a Town Hall on Income Inequality

Part of the swell of Democratic support in recent elections is a direct result of the widening income gap, which is in danger of cementing America as a nation of two classes. Experienced, results oriented progressive candidates on the state and federal level can fight this trend with government programs to raise up all families and workers by giving them tools to succeed.

David Pechefsky, Democratic candidate for Congress in NY01, and New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor of New York are two such candidates.

Pechefsky and Williams’ long history of working to alleviate income inequality in New York is deeply rooted in affordable housing and tenants rights. Pechefsky was the senior staffer at the New York City Council for housing policy, and Williams served as the executive director of New York State Tenants and Neighbors. He later went on to serve as the Chair of the Committee on Housing and Buildings in the Council.

In his career in New York City government, Pechefsky played a key role in the development of thousands of units of housing for low and middle income families and seniors, and secured millions of dollars for programs to benefit youth, seniors and public health.

“I believe government must and should play an active role in addressing income inequality,” says Pechefsky. "Investment in housing, youth and senior programs are part of this.”

Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn) has spent many years both inside and outside of public office working to address resource inequality and issues of equity in housing, education, policing, criminal justice, and more. In over two terms on the New York City Council, he has achieved progressive victories in a number of areas related to inequity and justice on behalf of underserved communities.

The Town Hall will be held Tuesday, May 8th, at Pechefsky for Congress Headquarters located at 15 Oak Street, Patchogue, NY, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The event will be open to the public and broadcasted on Facebook Live. 

Elliot Tolkin