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  Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 30, 2023 at 3:16 PM

Accountability is brewing at Starbucks

Starbucks shareholders vote with the NYC pension funds to support worker rights assessment proposal  John, Shareholder resolutions are a tool to hold a company’s management accountable to their shareholders. But they usually fail when management opposes them.  So yesterday, while Sta…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 29, 2023 at 9:34 PM

Why we must keep protesting against Netanyahu’s government – and for democracy

As someone who cares deeply about Israeli democracy, I won’t stand by as its current government wrecks it  John, On Monday, for the second time in recent weeks, I stood in the streets with fellow Jewish New Yorkers and Israelis to speak out against the actions of the Israeli governmen…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 23, 2023 at 5:30 PM

Supporting asylum seekers

  John, Tens of thousands of asylum seekers have arrived in New York City over the past year seeking safety and opportunity. New York has served as a beacon of light and hope for those seeking a better life in the United States for centuries, and it’s important that our city has the r…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 10, 2023 at 7:01 PM

Why we're talking about ESG

  John, You might be hearing the term “ESG”, and discussion of an anti-ESG bill, floating around right now. ESG (environmental, social, and governance) is a framework used to determine whether a company is worth investing in or identify risks that companies face that may impact invest…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
March 3, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Our audits on NYCHA

  John, Public housing residents are sick and tired of waiting weeks and months for repairs. That’s what we heard over and over again, through our survey of and listening sessions with New Yorkers living in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments last summer. Members of o…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
February 18, 2023 at 2:13 PM

Safe driving saves lives and taxpayer dollars

NYC taxpayers spent more than $653.9 million settling claims from car crashes caused by city vehicles over the last decade.  John, NYC taxpayers spent more than $653.9 million settling claims from car crashes caused by city vehicles over the last decade. My office recently released a …
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
January 13, 2023 at 6:30 PM

10 hours left

  John, I wanted to reach out one last time before our 11:59 PM filing deadline tonight to ask if you are able to spare a few dollars towards my re-election campaign. If you can, please, pitch in here. If you live in New York City, any donation up to $250 will be matched 8x by ou…
  Jenny Galvin via Team Lander · [email protected]
January 12, 2023 at 5:00 PM

$5 for Brad’s re-election campaign

  John, It’s Jenny from Brad Lander’s finance team. Brad reached out earlier this week to let you know that we have a big fundraising deadline this week–and as of right now, we have just over 24 hours left before the cutoff. If you haven’t had the opportunity to donate, I’m askin…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
January 10, 2023 at 2:30 PM

I try not to ask too often

  John, I try not to ask too often for your financial support. We try hard to use these emails to share helpful information about our city and what my office is doing to make life better for New Yorkers. But at the end of this week, on January 13, we’re hitting our first official…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
January 2, 2023 at 6:30 PM

New Year, New York

  Happy New Year, John! I kicked off 2023 with one of my favorite rituals: running into the frigid Atlantic Ocean alongside thousands of other intrepid New Yorkers on Coney Island Beach. This first year as comptroller has felt a lot like the polar bear plunge–taking big exciting new s…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
December 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Why job vacancies are putting our city at risk

  John, Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, city government jobs had about a 2% vacancy rate. But as of October 2022, that rate has quadrupled to 8%. But that doesn’t tell the whole story. We took a look at the data and found that vacancy rates in key agencies and departments soared abo…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
November 24, 2022 at 1:00 AM

Ady Barkan isn't dying anymore

  Dear John, Some evenings at 7 p.m, I find myself listening for the cheer of gratitude that we raised every night at the start of the pandemic for the health care and essential workers who were risking their lives for others on the front lines of the crisis. Our cheers were only s…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
November 18, 2022 at 6:56 PM

More takeaways from the midterms

  John, I wrote earlier this week that the first lesson to take away from the midterms is that progressives, liberals, and moderates can come together to defeat right-wing extremists, and we must. We did it in Pennsylvania to send John Fetterman to Congress. We did it in Michigan, …
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
November 16, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Midterms showed we can defeat right-wing extremists, and we’ll do so again

Donald Trump is running again.   John, Last week’s midterm elections were, frankly, a mixed bag. Around the country, Democrats held the Senate, defeated election deniers, and flipped state legislatures. They outperformed expectations nearly everywhere—in fact, other than here in Ne…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
October 24, 2022 at 9:31 PM

[you’re invited] GOTV with me in the homestretch to the midterm elections

  John — With less than three weeks to go until the November midterm elections, the threats to our democracy, our planet, the right to choose, and our civil rights could not be clearer. This is it: now is the time for us to do everything we can to support Democratic candidates for …
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
October 14, 2022 at 5:57 PM

We are not ready for the next Superstorm Sandy

  John — We are approaching the 10 year anniversary of when Superstorm Sandy hit New York’s shores – flooding homes, displacing families, and killing forty-three New Yorkers. I remember those days and weeks afterwards when we came together to help elderly neighbors evacuated to the…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
September 22, 2022 at 9:00 PM

How to support asylum seekers

  John — Over the past few weeks, thousands of asylum seekers have arrived in New York City, and they are in need of resources and compassion from all across the five boroughs. Can you make a donation to Make the Road New York’s Asylum Seekers fund? Your contribution will be used t…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
September 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Lessons from Hurricane Ida

NYC has work to do to protect New Yorkers from climate disasters  John — A year ago this week, Hurricane Ida hit the Northeast, bringing damage, destruction and death in its wake. Eleven New Yorkers drowned in their unregulated basement apartments. As climate change causes increasingly…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
August 15, 2022 at 7:07 PM

Andrew Gounardes

I’m voting for Sen. Andrew Gounardes for State Senate on 8/23 — here’s why  John, it's Brad Lander. I’m reaching out in support of my friend State Senator Andrew Gounardes, who is running for re-election in Brooklyn’s newly-drawn District 26. His primary is coming up in just a few…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
August 14, 2022 at 5:01 PM

Kristen Gonzalez

  Hi John — I recently endorsed my friend Kristen Gonzalez’s campaign for state senate in the newly-drawn District 59, which now spans across three boroughs. I know that Kristen will be a champion for all of the different communities that it encompasses, and will fight tirelessly t…
  Jenny Galvin and Cameron Hellerman · [email protected]
July 8, 2022 at 4:01 PM

Everything is under Comptrol

Join us to celebrate Brad Lander on Monday, July 11th at 5:30 PM at City Vineyard rooftop! Did you see Brad’s email earlier this week? We’re having a birthday celebration on Monday and we’d love for you to join! Whether he’s making dad jokes about the fiscal new year, or marching in the …
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
July 5, 2022 at 5:50 PM

Celebrate with me next week?

Join me Monday, July 11th at 5:30 PM at City Vineyard rooftop! Join me for a birthday celebration next Monday, July 11th at 5:30 PM at City Vineyard rooftop to cheer some recent wins and strategize for the future.  I couldn’t be more grateful to head to the Municipal Building every day to…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
June 28, 2022 at 10:03 AM

Polls are open! Vote for the NY leaders we need

Look up your poll site at findmypollsite.vote.nyc John-- Today’s the day! Polls are open from 6 am to 9 pm, find yours at FindMyPollSite.Vote.NYC.  On the ballot today are candidates for Governor, Assembly Members, District Leaders, and Judicial Delegates and Alternates (the primaries for C…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
June 24, 2022 at 5:15 PM

Overturning Roe jeopardizes the lives and futures of millions of people

New Yorkers are gathering 6:30 PM Washington Square   The Supreme Court has turned back the clock on abortion access despite broad nationwide support for abortion rights. We knew this was coming, but that does not make this day any less heartbreaking and enraging.  Overturning Roe jeopardiz…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
June 23, 2022 at 12:03 PM

Join me Saturday to get out the vote for Ana Maria, Jumaane and Phara!

Come talk to voters Saturday morning in Fort Greene park Hi John, Ana Maria Archila is fighting to take our movement to Albany and as last week’s debate showed, she is the candidate New York needs at this moment.  That's why AOC endorsed her yesterday, bringing momentum to the growing cho…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
June 18, 2022 at 12:33 PM

Early Voting starts today!

Here’s who I’m supporting Hi John, It’s hard to believe it's been a whole year since you voted me in as NYC Comptroller, but it has!  We’re busy putting the tools of the office to work for New Yorkers – but we can’t win the just recovery NYC needs alone. We need progressive elected official…
  Jenny Galvin and Cameron Hellerman · [email protected]
June 17, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Save the Date for Brad Lander’s Birthday Celebration!

Monday, July 11th at 5:30 PM at the City Vineyard rooftop! Mark your calendars for Brad’s birthday celebration on Monday, July 11th at 5:30 PM at the City Vineyard rooftop!  We have a lot to celebrate this year, and we hope you can join us. Click here to RSVP and for more details.  Brad h…
  Brad Lander · [email protected]
May 22, 2022 at 10:45 PM

How we can hold the nation’s second largest employer accountable on workers rights

Join our campaign to #DeliverAccountability at Amazon   John,  In 2021, injuries at Amazon warehouses and logistics facilities in New York climbed 64%, according to a new report from the National Employment Law Project. Over the last few years, board members of the nation’s second largest e…
  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…