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I immigrated to Sunnyside from Seoul at 5 years old, raised in a working class family by a nail technician and a home care worker who struggled to make ends meet.
I proudly attended public schools in the district at PS 150 and Baccalaureate School for Global Education, and went on to become an educator myself at Hunter College, where I assisted students struggling to navigate difficult learning conditions during the pandemic. As the Housing Organizer at MinKwon Center, I’ve been on the frontline of protests for Good Cause eviction, ending 421-A, and freezing rent hikes. I also launched the Hate Free Zone initiative to address the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, leading Know Your Rights trainings along with cross-cultural events and rallies to empower the community.I’m an educator, an organizer, and a socialist.
I’m running for city council because I believe in a future for our community where housing is a human right, quality education is available to all, and everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
Hailie will not take contributions from real estate, police unions, corporations, or the fossil fuel industry.
We need to restore the 400 million dollar cuts to our public schools that were part of the Adams austerity budget our current Council Member voted ‘yes’ on, and not allow our education system to be privatized by the for-profit charter industry. We also need to fulfill the promise of free 3-K for All and give all New Yorkers access to free higher education opportunities at CUNY. Bilingual education needs to be increased, in particular to support newly arriving migrants.
We need long term solutions to the housing crisis that return power back to the community, building capacity for social housing and developing more community land trusts. Comprehensive property tax reform can help working class families who want to own their own homes, and 421-A tax breaks for wealthy developers need to be permanently ended. Tenant protections like Good Cause eviction should be enacted, and rent hikes restricted by democratically electing the Adams-appointed Rent Guidelines Board.
We need to address the root causes of crime by fully funding mental health services and combating poverty. 3 billion dollars from the NYPD budget should be reinvested in funding a jobs program and improving quality of life for all New Yorkers. Mass incarceration hasn’t resulted in making us safer, and Rikers should be immediately closed and no new jails constructed. We can combat hate crimes with the creation of a new city agency to support communities without relying on policing.
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