On The Issues

Learn more about Jordan's key policies for Staten Island's 50th Council District. Here you will find all the information you need surrounding the issues we are addressing, as well as key policies we'll fight to implement. As our society is ever-changing, so are political issues and the need to amend governmental policies. Stay tuned here.

THE BOARDWALK REVITALIZATION

Each year, New Jersey beaches and boardwalks make tens of millions of dollars in revenue. A good portion of this money comes from New York City residents and Staten Island residents. One project Jordan is calling for is for an update to our own boardwalk and beaches:

  • Begin large scale beach clean-ups in order to attract more New Yorkers to our own beaches.

 

  • Issue permits to allow for more vendors such as food, dessert and carnivals to help bring in thousands of dollars of revenue and hundreds of jobs for Staten Island families. 

 

 

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EDUCATION

As someone who experienced college and high school within the last decade, Jordan knows what its like to be a student and also knows the difficulties that teachers face in a quickly changing system. Jordan plans on fighting for:

  • Placing an emphasis on individualized learning so that all students can reach their full potential.

  • Placing more teachers in the classroom.

 

  • Allowing for freedom of school choice instead of student's having to attend zoned schools.

 

  • Ensuring that children with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia and ADHD are no longer left behind and get the assistance and equal education they deserve. No child should be left hopeless at the kitchen table crying over homework because the school system is just not doing enough to meet their needs, and no parent should have to see their child struggle.

  • Enacting career readiness programs for high school students to give them the option of learning a trade instead of going to college.

 

 

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AFFORDABLE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE

The health of our most vulnerable should be a bipartisan issue. Jordan Hafizi is proud to support and push for change throughout the community. One issue that will be addressed during his tenure is a family's access to affordable, life-saving medicine for children by:

  • Providing low cost/free EpiPens to all students with severe allergies who are under the age of 18.

 

  • Expand access to cancer screenings and mammograms for those over the age of 40.

If these policies are enacted families that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic will be able to save thousands of dollars per year.

 

 

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COLLEGE TEXTBOOK ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM

Jordan is truly passionate about this idea, as it is one that impacts so many college students all over the city. This program introduced by Jordan can help alleviate the rising cost of college tuition.

  •  Enacting the College Textbook Accessibility and Affordability Program will allow students who attend any college in New York City to receive a $100 grant (the average text book cost) if they earn a B+ or better in the course.

  • The program will put an emphasis on professors providing free resources as opposed to paid material.

  • The high cost of textbooks will begin to be phased out of colleges in New York City as a $60 textbook cost cap will be placed on each course.

Many college students work 40 hours a week just in order to pay for college expenses. The program will help students focus on their studies.

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