Julie Won, a Long Island City resident and Community Board 2 member, held a press conference in Sunnyside Monday to announce that she is running in the Democratic primary next June for the seat that represents Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City and a portion of Astoria.
She said that small businesses are struggling and need urgent financial aid to help cover rent and business insurance costs. She wants small businesses prioritized ahead of corporate interests during the city’s economic recovery. Won also said that she will fight for workers’ rights, healthcare coverage for the unemployed and believes in a community-led holistic approach to crime prevention. She wants streets to be designed to ensure pedestrian safety as well as to promote alternative modes of transportation like bicycles, e-bikes and scooters.
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