PELHAM, NY — June 22, 2020 — In the final days of the race for the Democratic Congressional Primary in New York’s District 16, it has come to light that insurgent candidate Jamaal Bowman, backed by the Justice Democrats, until last week had six warrants for unpaid taxes to New York State. The amount overdue for 18 years, slightly over two thousand dollars plus interest, would seem like a small amount for someone whose income was over a quarter million dollars last year.
“It is my belief that unpaid taxes should disqualify one from serving in Congress. It disqualified two otherwise extremely well qualified women – Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood – from being attorney general way back in 1993. Even in the Democratic party, do we not care about integrity any more?” wonders Fink.
Additionally, it has also recently come to light that Bowman was a registered member of the Independence Party until 2018. “He is asking for the votes of the Democrats registered in District 16 in the primary, but he himself has never voted for a Democrat in a Primary since he wasn’t even a registered member of the party,” says Fink.
Fink presents himself as a pragmatic progressive – a candidate who not only is dedicated to making the changes needed to mitigate the climate crisis, but who also has the technical expertise as well as the legal and financial knowledge to get it implemented. “We need this expertise in Congress,” Fink contends, “Not just more people who can only talk about things. All the other critical issues of the day – such as racial justice, our failing infrastructure, and universal health care – also need to be addressed urgently, but they are all moot points if we don’t fix our climate emergency. The head of the International Energy Agency reported last week that we have six months to avert a real calamity in our environment. This can’t wait. We need experts in Washington who can get it done now.”
Visit Fink’s website here to see his detailed, progressive plans on the climate crisis and other issues of the day that will deliver for the people of Congressional District 16 (NY) and the country.
SOURCE: Melissa Eustace | Communications | Chris Fink for Congress (NY-16).
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