I believe discrimination still exists in society and we must fight it in every form.
You don't build walls; you build bridges between people.
I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation.
It's time for the people of the Empire State to strike back.
My father was against the death penalty, and that was hard in the Son of Sam summer when fear was driving the desire for the death penalty.
I believe global warming and climate change are real threats to our planet.
Too often government responds to the whispers of lobbyists before the cries of the people.
New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.
I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools.
I am the government.
Marriage equality changed life for people.
I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators.
There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.
I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman's right to choose. I believe in marriage equality.
The need to understand prescription information can literally be a matter of life and death.
I believe women still face a glass ceiling that must be shattered.
There is no dispute that Albany needs to be changed. There is no dispute that the current situation in Albany is untenable. Nobody knows that better than I do.
Whether you voted for me or not, going through the Democratic process had made me a better candidate. I am a smarter, better candidate.
What made Manhattan Manhattan was the underground infrastructure, that engineering marvel.
To be clear... no one is above the law.
When you try to communicate too many ideas, sometimes you wind up communicating nothing.
'Give me your poor.' It didn't say, 'Give me your poor who can afford a $680 citizenship.' If I had my way, it would be free. If I had my way, the state would subsidize every eligible application, period.
Fear is a powerful weapon. It can excite and motivate, and it can get people to yell and to scream. But fear has never created a job.
Some people don't support economic development. There are people in the Assembly who say there is no economic development possible; leave it to the private sector.