Serving in his second term, New York Democrat Ron Kim is focused on passing an on-time $140 billion budget that will secure more funding for our classrooms, senior centers, and community-based organizations. In his first term, Ron has worked especially hard with his colleagues to bring over $435 million to New York City public schools for pre-kindergarten, after school programs, and teacher development centers.
Ron's open door policy on the local level made international and national news when he appeared in the New York Times, Business Insider, the Daily Mail, NBC, New Observer, NY Daily News and MSN Money, for mediating an issue between businesses and local senior citizens who sought a social space in Flushing's crowded urban neighborhood. Ron also used this opportunity to write and introduce a new legislation called the "Community Corner Café Fund" that would provide tax credits to mom-and-pop diners, cafes, and restaurants for collaborating with local nonprofits to service older adults:
Our communities and our neighborhoods need Ron. Please support Ron so he can continue the good fight.