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Team Lander · [email protected]
May 12, 2022 at 8:35 PM

Spending for our students

Listen to what Brad and education leaders had to say about how the DOE is using federal recovery funds for our schools   John,  As budget watchdog for the City of New York, Brad is focused on ensuring that public dollars are used effectively and accountably to achieve our shared priorities.…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
May 6, 2022 at 9:22 PM

every step, you’ve been there

  The first 100 days in office passed in the blink of an eye. Every step of the way – from our campaign victory to listening tours and town halls to helping my new campaign committee get off the ground – your support and trust have carried us through. And I am so grateful. This weekend, …
Brad Lander · [email protected]
May 3, 2022 at 2:01 PM

Rally to Defend Roe at 5 PM

We are not backing down on defending health, autonomy, and democracy.   This is a moment we have feared for so long. The Supreme Court is drafting an opinion that could strike down Roe v. Wade, making abortion care illegal overnight in some places and threatening health care access and au…
Lander, Brad · [email protected]
April 30, 2022 at 9:40 PM

update for John

I just got an update from Jenny and Cameron and needed to connect quickly – we only need about 15 more donations to hit our internal goal for our end of month fundraising deadline tonight! Could you be one of them? Here’s a link to give right now: http://secure.actblue.com/donate/lander_e…
Cameron Hellerman · [email protected]
April 30, 2022 at 3:29 PM

Brad and Jenny asked about you

  Brad and Jenny just asked me to bump Jenny’s message from yesterday. We are still waiting for all our records to update but I think we haven’t heard from you yet about our end of month fundraising deadline tonight. If you haven’t had a chance to chip in, here’s a link to do so now: http:…
Jenny Galvin · [email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 9:41 PM

what I know for sure

  I am not a stranger to NYC politics, and I know how a leader like Brad can get the attention of deep-pocketed corporate interests that hold a lot of power in NYC. I can honestly tell you that Brad is smart to never stop organizing and to focus on having a team in place to lay a strong …
Brad Lander · [email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 5:06 PM

Tried to connect last night

Not sure if you saw my message last night. Bumping it to the top of your inbox just in case. Tomorrow is our next end of month fundraising deadline and my team could use your help to make sure we get where we need to go. More info below… Brad Begin forwarded message:   Not long ago I …
Brad Lander · [email protected]
April 28, 2022 at 6:46 PM

priorities worth fighting for

  Not long ago I asked you what your priorities are for the next few months. Many of you mentioned that affordable housing, climate action, and workers' rights are top of mind for you and your families. It’s no coincidence that those issues are top of mind for me too. Last week, I highli…
Team Lander · [email protected]
April 22, 2022 at 5:39 PM

accountability for our climate goals

  Whether it is the threat of a landscape-altering 30 inch sea level rise or the increasing intensity of heat waves and superstorms, it is not news that climate change is one of the greatest dangers facing our city. That’s why Brad Lander has launched a climate dashboard to hold the city…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
April 20, 2022 at 4:32 PM

all that we've accomplished

  When I was on the campaign trail, I promised to prioritize climate action, workers' rights, and holding our city government accountable. On my listening tour I heard from tenants who were being priced out of their homes, people who had been called “essential workers” but weren’t making…
Team Lander · [email protected]
April 8, 2022 at 6:25 PM

Union Wave 🌊

  Have you seen the news? Workers all over New York City are unionizing! Team Lander stands in solidarity with all workers organizing for better working conditions. 💪🏻     Whether it’s enforcing prevailing wage law, or advocating with the companies in which the pension funds invest to…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
April 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM

We’re a union town 💪🏻

  Last week Amazon warehouse workers on Staten Island made history! The rising wave of unionization across New York City gives me hope. I was thrilled to meet this week with Amazon Labor Union president Christian Smalls to talk about their historic organizing win. It's clear that when w…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
April 4, 2022 at 9:40 PM

we’re standing up to Russia

  Thank you all so much for your donations and support ahead of our first end of quarter deadline last week. Standing up for progressive values can be unpopular, so I’m relying on grassroots donors like yourself to power my organizing efforts. While we’re on the subject of standing up fo…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 11:01 PM

we're so close!

  Jenny and Cameron told me that we’re only $4,329 away from our goal! Incredible that we’re almost there. We need to make sure we hit our first end of quarter goal since opening a new campaign committee…can you help me close the gap? https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lander_eoq#John Tha…
Team Lander · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 4:31 PM

This is how Brad is fighting for climate action

Brad is fighting for climate action with all of the tools of the Comptroller’s Office – because it’s the biggest risk facing our city. In addition to hiring a Chief Climate Officer to align all our office’s work on climate mitigation and resilience, he’s pushed companies like General Motor…
Jenny & Cameron · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 2:00 PM

This is it!

Alright, John... Today is our last day to hit our first end of quarter fundraising goal. This is our first end of quarter since opening our new campaign committee, and we need to start off strong. Brad is funded by grassroots donors. As Comptroller, he’s already had tough conversations wi…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 30, 2022 at 5:31 PM

Alessandra Biaggi

  Hi John — Over the course of my career, I have been to a lot of house parties for candidates. It’s pretty rare for someone to genuinely stand out to me. But when I first heard Alessandra speak, I knew she was something special. She is unique in politics in that she is willing to do what…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 29, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Did you meet Jenny & Cameron?

Just want to make sure you saw this note from my new team members, Jenny and Cameron. They are real experts in their field, and they tell me that we’ve got to hit this end of quarter fundraising goal so we can build a foundation for the battles ahead and keep fighting the progressive fight…
Jenny & Cameron · [email protected]
March 28, 2022 at 8:45 PM

It’s nice to meet you

Hi, John! We are Jenny and Cameron, the newest additions to Team Lander, and we're so happy to be here! We’re coming in to get the ball rolling for Brad’s re-election campaign, and even though it may seem early, our years of experience have taught us that building early financial infrast…
Team Lander · [email protected]
March 25, 2022 at 5:00 PM

share your ideas on how we build a feminist economic recovery

Brad wrote earlier this week asking for your feedback on ways that NYC can take action to secure a feminist economic recovery. Next week, he’s cohosting an event with Council Members Tiffany Cabán and Shahana Hanif to bring organizers and advocates together to talk about policy changes to a…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 23, 2022 at 9:00 PM

not going backwards

  It’s no secret that women experienced outsized burdens during the pandemic. Women were forced to leave the workforce in large numbers, often bearing the burden of remote learning, childcare closures, and caregiving of the ill and elderly. Nationally, more than 1 million women left the …
Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 21, 2022 at 7:30 PM

We’re in this together

  Hi John, I want to take a moment to thank you so much for your support ahead of our mid-month deadline last week. The work of the comptroller’s office is far from flashy — the number crunching and advocating that we do behind-the-scenes doesn’t always make the headlines. But I know you…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 18, 2022 at 7:45 PM

John: did you see Cameron’s note?

I’m happy to hear Cameron had a chance to connect with you. I’m lucky to have him on my team. He told me that his initial analysis shows we are about 92% to his goal. John, I have a lot of faith in you and our progressive movement, but I have to admit that with everything going on, I doubt…
Cameron Hellerman · [email protected]
March 17, 2022 at 6:35 PM

we cannot afford to lose brad 😳

  Hi John – my name is Cameron, and I just started working with Brad. You’ll hear more from me soon on what brings me to this work, but for now let’s get into why I’m reaching out to you today… I have a lot of experience campaigning in NYC and I can tell you that advocating for workers’…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 16, 2022 at 10:17 PM

this is much bigger than just me

  Progressives are organizers – we are in the trenches working alongside New Yorkers pushing for a better, more just NYC. That’s why I’m using all of the tools of the Comptroller’s office to advance workers' rights and build a more just economy — from crunching the numbers on the economic…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 11, 2022 at 9:36 PM

How we move forward

    As we mark the two year anniversary of the pandemic and turn the corner on the Omicron wave, we are entering a new and confusing moment for making decisions about our individual and collective health risks. In this next phase of the pandemic, our strategy must be grounded in public he…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 10, 2022 at 9:01 PM

We were not prepared

    We didn't know when the first COVID case arrived in NYC in March 2020 that we’d spend the next two years masked and distanced. We didn’t know that we’d lose jobs and income, feel constant fear and anxiety about being out in public, get into fierce debates about masks and vaccines, and …
Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 8, 2022 at 5:15 PM

wave of anti-trans legislation & what you can do

    We are seeing a wave of horrific anti-trans legislation sweeping our nation – from Texas to Alabama to Florida and beyond – that serves no other purpose than to limit the rights of transgender and non-binary communities, and puts their lives in danger. I want to take this moment to sp…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 7, 2022 at 9:30 PM

I’m keeping my promise

    John, When I was on the campaign trail I made a promise to prioritize climate readiness. I did not take that promise lightly. There is no greater, more urgent threat than the warming of our planet. Now with the Office of the Comptroller, I’m taking action. Team Lander is prioritizing…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 4, 2022 at 5:15 PM

NYC’s green new deal

    John, This week, the UN released a report raising the alarm about the climate threats the world is already facing and the harms that storms, floods, famines and droughts are already wreaking on the world. Meeting our climate goals in 2024, 2030, and beyond isn’t optional, it's essenti…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 2, 2022 at 11:45 PM

I like my coffee like I like my unions...strong!

    John, Universal child care, lower prescription drug costs, investments in a green energy future …there was a lot to like in last night's State of the Union Address. That's why we're fighting tooth and nail for a democracy that can deliver on it. One policy I want to highlight is Presi…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
February 26, 2022 at 7:35 PM

Supporting the people of Ukraine

The eyes of the world are on Ukraine in anger, sadness, and fear about Russia’s war of aggression. New York City is home to one of the world’s largest populations of Ukrainians, and our hearts are with the people of Ukraine, the many Russians who are bravely protesting this war, and with…
Team Lander · [email protected]
February 18, 2022 at 9:00 PM

The progressive future we need

Brad has been working in the Comptroller's Office for less than two months and he is already full speed ahead in the fight for an inclusive recovery. This is a pivotal moment for our city. The choices we make now will determine whether this is a recovery that lifts all boats – or one that…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
February 13, 2022 at 11:00 PM

There’s something exciting happening in Texas

If you’re in need of a little inspiration about the state of our politics, look to Texas. Really. Despite the uphill battle in a state where leaders have left their communities to freeze and ban reproductive health care, local progressive leaders like my good friend and former Austin City…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
February 11, 2022 at 4:30 PM

An inclusive recovery

Hi team, As the Omicron wave begins to subside, we are seeing some signs of cautious optimism for our city’s economic recovery. The question top of mind for me is: will it be an inclusive recovery that will benefit all New Yorkers? We know that property values are higher than expected, b…
Team Lander · [email protected]
February 3, 2022 at 1:45 PM

The fight for an inclusive recovery is underway

President Biden’s Federal Reserve nominees are facing a backlash campaign by right wing Republicans across the country Inequality, poverty, and climate change may have been amplified by the pandemic but they aren’t receding as COVID cases begin to go down. Confronting those systemic risks …
Team Lander · [email protected]
January 28, 2022 at 11:20 PM

John, wanna know what we’ve been up to?

Team Lander’s first month in office is coming to a close—and it’s been a busy one! After Brad took his oath of office, we rolled up our sleeves and got right to work. Today, Brad and his Transition Committee, led by co-chairs Carol Kellermann and Mark Winston Griffith, released a report d…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
January 19, 2022 at 10:30 PM

NY's eviction crisis

On Saturday January 15th, New York State’s eviction moratorium expired. Countless families across the state experienced the trauma of eviction as a result. Evictions exacerbate our public health crisis, and bring destructive ripple effects through education, mental health and economic stab…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
January 14, 2022 at 5:18 PM

holding NYC govt accountable

The NYC Comptroller is New York’s Chief Accountability Officer, and I take that very seriously. Accountability is a shared project, and it starts by listening to New Yorkers about their experiences and opinions about government services and life in our city.   ICYMI That’s why I partnered …
Brad Lander · [email protected]
January 12, 2022 at 5:15 PM

Here’s what New Yorkers have to say

Winning changes that better the lives of New Yorkers starts with listening to New Yorkers. That’s why this fall, I partnered with researcher Dr. John Mollenkopf at the CUNY Center for Urban Research to get a better idea of how New Yorkers feel about our city and our government. The findi…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
January 7, 2022 at 8:30 PM

First week! ✅

Dear John, Last week, I was sworn in as your New York City Comptroller in a small ceremony with my family. It was not the inauguration that any of us pictured, but getting to do it from the cupola on top of the Municipal Building was a nice way to make a small, COVID-safe event feel prett…
Team Lander · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 6:20 PM

Looking back on 2021

John – As we reach the end of this challenging year, we are reflecting on what we’ve accomplished together in the last 12 months. It’s been one of the hardest in our city’s history – but so many of you stepped up to care for neighbors, fight for frontline workers, and lay the groundwork f…
Council Member Brad Lander · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 10:59 PM

Thank you for everything

Thank you for everything It’s hard to express just how grateful I am to have had the privilege of representing you in the City Council for the past 12 years.   View this email in your browser Dear John It’s hard to exp…
Councilmember Brad Lander · [email protected]
December 21, 2021 at 9:42 PM

A decade of participatory budgeting – and the next one!

A decade of participatory budgeting – and the next one! A look back at PB cycles past, with lots of hope for PB cycles future. Give your PB project ideas for this year before the end of the year.  View this email in your browser …
Council Member Brad Lander · [email protected]
December 20, 2021 at 5:29 PM

COVID-19: Curbing the surge

COVID-19: Curbing the surge The DOE should prepare now for the return from Winter Break View this email in your browser Dear John Over the weekend NYC reported higher numbers of positive COVID-19 cases than any other p…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
December 20, 2021 at 1:45 PM

UPDATE: Meet Greg Casar tonight – now virtually

Join me in support of my friend Greg Casar, progressive Texan running for Congress Hi all, We’ve made the decision to shift to a virtual event for Greg Casar today at 6 PM due to rising COVID-19 rates. Greg is a Working Families Party and Justice Democrats-backed candidate for Congress, curr…
Council Member Brad Lander · [email protected]
December 17, 2021 at 2:29 PM

COVID-19: Omicron is surging. Mask up indoors, get boosted, get tested.

COVID-19: Omicron is surging. Mask up indoors, get boosted, get tested. Cases are skyrocketing, Omicron & Delta are bearing down on NYC.  View this email in your browser Dear John If you’ve been reading the news or…
Team Lander · [email protected]
December 15, 2021 at 5:31 PM

Ready on Day 1

Our transition team is hard at work making sure that Brad will be ready to hit the ground running on January 1. John – You might have noticed that Brad’s schedule is busy one.  On most days he does a couple public events – meeting New Yorkers at a community event or attending a rally in sup…
Brad Lander · [email protected]
December 13, 2021 at 8:12 PM

Anxious about the future of our democracy? Want to do one thing today to give it a fighting chance?

Join me in support of my friend Greg Casar, progressive Texan running for Congress It’s no secret that Texas has some of the worst laws in the country when it comes to  voting, reproductive rights, immigration, labor, and education. When I worry about the state of our democracy (which thes…
Councilmember Brad Lander · [email protected]
December 10, 2021 at 6:14 PM

There is still time to submit your participatory budgeting ideas!

There is still time to submit your participatory budgeting ideas! Take a guided tour of the new PB website or come to our PB Neighborhood Assembly next week View this email in your browser Dear John There are still 3 w…