Activism

“My philosophy is very simple, when you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, say something! Do something! Get in trouble! Good Trouble! Necessary trouble!”  -John Lewis

BLM March in Irvington

Tasha's grandmother, Mrs. Elsie Harry, paved the way. Like her beloved nana, who was a co-founder of WESPAC, when she sees a need in the community, she initiates a solution.

Tasha D. Young speaking at a podium at TDYCCTasha has a network and relationships with a vast number of people at all levels of activism and government.  She is on the steering committee of the Progressive Women of New York, which was born out of the Progressive Women of Pelham.  She was formerly on the steering committee of Indivisible New Rochelle, where she also led their legislative agenda on Net Neutrality legislation.  Tasha was also involved on the activist advisory board with Westchester Choice Matters, a reproductive health rights not for profit group for women and girls, and Alison Fine’s Newly Elected Women support network.

Tasha is a member of the Westchester Anti-racist alliance, Westchester Women’s Agenda, and Mental health equity rallyWestchester Black Women’s Political Caucus. She was formerly a member of both Lower Hudson Valley Progressive Action Network, (LHVPAN), and New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN).  During that time, Tasha created a petition to not renew the County’s correction contract with CCS, a private jail health provider notorious for medical malpractice, and an Astorino carryover. She drafted and lobbied for legislation allowing for a percentage to be set aside for students heavily involved in the justice system, called the First Chance Fund. ‘The First Chance Fund' would have allocated funding for educating, and job training, as well as a holistic approach to wellness for these young people and their families.  

Tasha is not running for office to be a public servant. She already IS a public servant and has been one her entire life.  She has a love for the public, and for public service, and is a fierce advocate for those she serves, from all walks of life.  This is the heart of activism: the why we do what we do.  We need her passion as the driving force behind Greenburgh’s next Town Supervisor.

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