Tasha was awarded a Gun Sense Candidate distinction by Moms Demand Action!

Moms Demand Gun Sense Candidate distinction

 

We are thrilled to annouce that Tasha has been awarded the title of Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate. She'll be the first mom (and the first woman, and first person of color) to ever take this office of Greenburgh Town Supervisor. And indeed, Tasha demands gun safety in her community! She stands for common-sense gun safety measures that will help keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them, and especially looks to decrease the gun violence that disproportionately impacts communities of color.

You can see her listed here!

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New York Progressive Action Network Endorses Tasha!

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Myth Busting

 Inconvenient Truths about Tasha D. Young

Democratic Candidate for Town Supervisor of Greenburgh

Opponents have said many things about me, and I will answer these myths directly:

Myth #1: You may have heard the accusation that Tasha is a transplant.

⚠️That is false. I have lived in Greenburgh for 38 of my 49 years. I grew up in Northern Elmsford, where my family has lived since 1946. I am a proud graduate of Alexander Hamilton High School, where I was a state champion in cheerleading; my photo is in the trophy case. I have lived in Tarrytown for approximately six years, five of which were in Greenburgh housing, which is why the Town’s displacement of our most vulnerable residents in Greenburgh housing during the pandemic is personal to me. I lived in Brooklyn for under two years to be near my work. 

Lack of affordable housing and high taxes are reasons why some lifelong residents of all ages have had to move out of Greenburgh against their wishes. If elected, I will implement an aggressive plan for business development and Enterprise Zones, along with affordable housing for our essential and professional workers, so that companies know they can hire local. We’ll create meaningful scalable on-ramp jobs training for new workers and those shifting careers.

 

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I stand against anti-Semitism

Since May there has been a rise in anti-Semitic and anti-Black Lives Matter incidents as reported by the Anti-Defamation League, our District Attorney Mimi Rocah and local newspapers. While the Town of Greenburgh purports to support a zero tolerance policy against hate, I see gaps. I also see opportunities for us to take a united stand against hate.

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Tasha Young's position on Tyler Technologies and tax Assessments

FlyingLogos image from Wikimedia Commons. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.enMy point-of-view is two-fold:

1) We need to hold our contractors accountable. Yes, we need tax assessments, but when Tyler (the contractor) makes mistakes, there is no accountability or review. Our Town should have negotiated a contract that requires an annual disclosure of Tyler's errors, and an explanation of the causes, along with a remedy of the algorithms, all of which should be shared with the public. Then we can measure with data whether errors are reduced the following year. Right now, this review/accountability process is not required or even requested by the Town.

2) There is an equity issue here: Higher-value homes receive more marketing requests from companies seeking to grieve taxed and take a commission on their success. Lower-value homes do not obtain these marketing requests so those residents have to use their own time and effort to grieve on their own taxes (and it is a difficult process), and pay for an appraisal. This is highly inequitable. In addition, Tyler pays nothing when a homeowner successfully grieves. So even the higher-value homeowners have to pay out-of-pocket commission to the grievance company, and some residents hire a company and had to spend their time and money to grieve, and that's not fair either.

So much can be done if we create goals of accountability and equity and then re-negotiate contracts with those values in mind. I'm ready on Day 1 to implement these changes.

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Black Westchester Endorses Tasha!

http://www.blackwestchester.com/b-endorses-tasha-young-and-shanae-williams/

Black Westchester proudly Endorses advocate, educator, social worker and leader, Tasha Young for Greenburgh Town Supervisor. While we have had a great relationship with Paul Feiner, we believe 30 years is a long time and feel its time for some new blood in that office. If Tasha Young wins she will make history as the first Woman and first African-American to run the Town of Greenburgh. That alone is not enough reason to vote for her though. Black Westchester feels she has the qualifications, the passion and the out of the box thinking that will greatly benefit the Town of Supervisor and help move the municipality forward. We believe Ms. Young’s experience as Chief of Staff to New York City Coun­cil Ma­jor­ity Leader Lau­rie A.  Cumbo and her style of leadership which is rooted in her calling to empower and guide her community through difficult times and uplift those around her to find their ultimate success makes her the best candidate to become the next Town Supervisor of Greenburgh. you can view our interview with Tasha Young here. Also check out her website and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Tasha Young's Statement on Edgemont Incorporation

The NYS assembly bill has been gutted, and whether or not it is remedied or the NYS Senate bill passes, these bills represent, at best, a slow moving, stopgap fix to an immediate problem. The incorporation movement is a result of 30 years of poor planning, the waste of nearly $30 million of taxpayers’ money from our budget, a town government that is unresponsive on the macro level, and unprofessional feuding with constituents and other lawmakers.

Supervisor Feiner tells a story of a Greenburgh facing division, a tale of winners taking the ball and leaving losers behind.

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Thank you for the endorsements, WCA and BLEA!

Thank you to the Westchester Correction Association and Blacks in Law Enforcement of America, for your endorsements!

 

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Westchester Black Women's Political Caucus Forum

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National Association of Social Workers - New York State chapter (NASW-NYS) endorses Tasha

A beautiful letter of endorsement from NASW-NYS (PACE) to Tasha D. Young, MSW.

Ms. Young:


Thank you for screening with the Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) committee, the
political arm of the National Association of Social Workers - New York State chapter (NASW-NYS).
NASW-NYS is a membership organization of professional social workers. With over 6,000 members,
we are one of the largest chapters in the United States.

 

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State Senator Alessandra Biaggi Endorses Tasha!

May 19, 2021, Pelham, NY: At a garden party fundraiser hosted by Progressive Women of New York, Tasha was endorsed by New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi!  Thank you-- we are so grateful to the senator, who has ever been a champion of the people and supporter of women.

Biaggi endorsement

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Food and Water Watch Endorses Tasha!

Food & Water Action Endorses Tasha Young for Greenburgh Town Supervisor

May 28, 2021

Greenburgh, NY — The national advocacy group Food & Water Action is endorsing Tasha Young for Greenburgh Town Supervisor, citing her commitment to bringing the green economy to Greenburgh. Young is committed to a just transition in Greenburgh that will bring rebates, state grants and green jobs to the city.

Tasha Young was born and raised in Greenburgh as the third generation in her family with roots in the community. Her commitment to ensuring the city thrives is deep-rooted and heartfelt. With years of experience serving as a policy expert and Chief of Staff on the New York City Council, Young also has the expertise to generate the bold policies needed to achieve her vision.

With the endorsement, Food & Water Action Northeast Region Director Alex Beauchamp issued the following statement:

“Tasha Young is a crucial partner to the grassroots climate movement in New York. As Town Supervisor, she will bring an environmental justice lens to everything she does, as she fights to ensure full funding for the volunteer-led sustainability measures that have been won to date. With her leadership, Greenburgh will see the benefits of a just transition to a green economy and set a standard for local green job growth that the rest of the state would be wise to follow.”

Contact: Phoebe Galt, Food & Water Action, PGal[email protected]

https://www.foodandwateraction.org/statements/food-water-action-endorses-tasha-young-for-greenburgh-town-supervisor/

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LWV Greenburgh Town Supervisor Democratic Primary Candidates Forum

June 2, 2021  7pm

Please register to view the event live and to submit questions by going to:

www.bit.ly/GreenCF

Questions must be submitted by 12:00 noon on June 1st. Questions will be vetted by League members who will submit them to the moderator.

LWV Greenburgh Town Supervisor Candidates forum banner 2021

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NAACP candidates' forum today

 Westchester  NAACP will hold a Greenburgh Town Supervisor 2021 candidates' forum today

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Greenburgh must ban stores that support puppy mills

Greenburgh should not be in the business of capitalizing off the pain of young puppies and kittens Ban stores that sell pets from puppy mills in Greenburghcrying alone in cages, while their parents are forced to breed litter after litter, in puppy mills and kitten factories. 

 

This is a consequence of the current Supervisor’s management style.  17 months ago, when the Town of Greenburgh held public hearings on puppy mills, Supervisor Paul Feiner gave the appearance of wanting to do something about the issue, but instead, the ban on puppy mills was postponed and tabled.  For three years people have told the Greenburgh Town Board and Town Supervisor Feiner about complaints from residents who received sick dogs and residents who hear the dogs crying in the store, a sound of pain that is like nails on a chalkboard and he wants to solve this, but then he also hears complaints from the owner of the store and a few other pet store owners and he simply can't choose whose complaint to listen to, or whose is more important! And he can’t decide. So rather than make the hard but right decision, he kicks the can down the road, and then we must deal with the problem multiple times… and meanwhile the animals are hurt.  

 

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