We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Letitia James Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
For generations America and its institutions have refused to acknowledge the true severity of the harm that domestic violence imposes on our society.
I’ve been independent all of my life.
The vast majority of our men and women in uniform are doing the right thing.
Dysfunction in Washington has stalled any meaningful federal action on gun control. So it’s increasingly up to big cities like New York to take bold steps to get weapons off our streets and change the national discourse.
Each day, millions of police officers do the selfless work of putting their lives on the line to protect civilians, frequently responding to or preventing crises completely with no recognition.
We may not be able to make working at the airport stress-free, but we can at least give these workers the security of knowing they will be paid their due.
In today’s world, access to the Internet is inarguably critical to function in informal and formal spaces – and the costs to digital segregation are rising.
Establishing the two Eids as official holidays will carry important practical and symbolic significance.
New York’s buildings must be cleaner and more energy-efficient.
Increases in stabilized rents impact rent stabilized tenants directly, but they also affect the affordability of all New Yorkers’ rents.
Under the not-so-watchful eye of ACS, children continue to die avoidable deaths. This is beyond unacceptable and betrays our moral conscience.
As Public Advocate for the City of New York, I will be working with the Administration for Children’s Services and others to bring about necessary reforms – and ensure that our city meets its most solemn responsibility – protecting the welfare of our children.
Home Stability Support is our best shot at creating an all-encompassing and effective system to ensure that our at-risk children and families can remain in the homes they deserve.
Within New York City and state, families in need face a confusing hodgepodge of supplemental rental assistance programs, many of which are ineffective individually and all of which are clearly ineffective in the aggregate.
Retirement shouldn’t be making the choice between buying much-needed medication or putting food on the table; making the choice between heating an apartment in the cold winter months or paying rent; making the choice between paying a phone bill or seeing a doctor.
The Internet serves as a channel of endless information through which individuals now access the news, employment opportunities, education, entertainment, etc.
Human induced climate change is real, and the evidence is right in front of us. It threatens our shores. It promises to bring intense heat waves and powerful storms. It has the power to disrupt our economy, endanger our food supply, and imperil global stability. We must take action to stop it.
The reality is that I’ve been counted out for a very long time and people continue to underestimate me and I continue to overperform.
Around the nation, lawmakers have drawn up their districts with such perverse precision and aversion to competition, that legislators rarely face competitive challenges.
I am proud of the advances we have made in New York where we have continued a legacy of substantive HIV/AIDS policy, but we must continue the fight to end the epidemic and ensure an AIDS-free generation.
On the local, state and federal level, government is working alongside veteran’s organizations and other stakeholders to provide services such as medical assistance, employment resources, and housing support to veterans and their dependents and survivors. But there are still gaps in services that must be rectified.
As Public Advocate for the City of New York, I have a duty to speak truth to power and do what is best for our City and its residents.
Legally, many contractors are required to pay a prevailing wage. However, bad actors often find ways to get around this requirement.
I come from a long line of very strong, tough women. We stick to our principles and stand up for what we believe in, which is fundamental fairness, which is my raison d’etre.
New Yorkers would be shocked to learn of the conditions some construction workers in our city toil under.
Going forward, I am focused on rooting out discrimination against those living with HIV/AIDS.
Our justice system allows district attorneys to be charged with the great responsibility of prosecuting the very same police officers they work side-by-side with every day and whose union support they seek when running for reelection.
All New Yorkers have the right to decent housing, regardless of income and rent.
I come from a family of eight on public assistance, my parents were separated. My mother struggled, my father struggled.
The NYPD has taken steps to engage marginalized communities and attempts to bridge gaps between these neighborhoods and those sworn to protect and serve them.
Though few hiring managers would deliberately choose to offer women less money than their male counterparts, when using salary history to determine compensation, they unintentionally preserve the status quo. Too often, women will have a lower salary history, and, therefore get a lower offer.
Walmart markets its gun department as ‘sports and outdoors,’ but let us get one thing straight: They are not just selling hunting rifles.
I have never had doubts about the courage of the young men and women we sent overseas wearing the uniform.
Most of those whom we honor on Memorial Day died young. They never had the chance to raise a family, build a career, attend the weddings of their children, or be honored in old age.
To my dismay, inadequate signage, non-ADA compliant ramps, narrow doorways, and poorly-placed voting machines are preventing hundreds of thousands of people from exercising one of our most basic rights as Americans.
We have a moral responsibility to help veterans avoid homelessness and displacement.
No person should live in poverty after a life of hard work.
During my campaign for Public Advocate, and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign for mayor, we committed to making Eid school holidays a reality.
Wage violations are tantamount to theft.
I say that our economic future is in the new technology that will lead to more fuel efficient cars and cleaner energy.
Before any family is placed in any type of shelter, there must be a thorough, top-to-bottom, building-wide inspection. These inspections must be ongoing and publicly accessible. There is no excuse for any person to be blindly put into an apartment without a guarantee that the space is safe.
We have these events, ‘Talk to Tish.’ They’re basically kitchen-roundtable discussions about issues in the City of New York, because you can learn more by listening.
No NYCHA resident should have to worry about the walk home at night through their neighborhood after they finish work. Yet for some NYCHA residents, worrying is a part of daily life.
All of my life and particularly throughout of my public career, I have been talking about the feminization of poverty. And one of the manifestations of the feminization of poverty is the issue of pay inequality in our society.