Economic Justice

8 men own as much wealth as half the planet 

Nationwide, inequality is increasing

Our state is the worst

Thanks to our city

This is absolutely unsustainable. The plan:

  • Tax inequality by implementing a CEO surcharge, like this Portland model. Invest the millions of dollars generated into job creation in marginalized communities.
  • Reduce Jabari's City Council salary ($148k) to the median income of Brooklyn ($47k).

 

Beyond fighting income inequality, let's place more monetary decisions into community control. Less than 10% of capital discretionary funds are placed into participatory budgeting:

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Jabari would fight for a fair and equal distribution of funds among the districts, and place his entire budget into the hands of community. That's $10 million dollars for District 35. Every single year.