ALBERT BALDEO CALLS FOR UNITY & EMPOWERMENT!
City Council candidate Albert Baldeo braved the inclement weather,
and in pouring rain, thanked his many supporters and delivered a
moving message of unity and empowerment to the many Indo Caribbeans
celebrating the arrival of East Indians to different parts of the
world held on Sunday May 22 last at Smokey Park, an annual event
sponsored by the Indo Caribbean Federation.
To a rapt audience, Baldeo said, "Unless we unite, register
to vote, and exercise our right to vote, we will be kept out of
the benefits our tax payments should bring to us. The last Councilmen,
Allan Jennings and Tom White, did very little, if anything, for
us, and we should send someone who would represent our interests
to the City Council. I am that candidate! We cannot be running from
"pillar to post" all our lives! The Diaspora has enriched
America, and we must get our fair due from the government!
I am stepping up to the plate to go to bat for the residents of
Council District 28- Rochdale, Richmond Hill, Jamaica and Ozone
Park, because our community needs dynamic, inspiring, moral and
robust new leadership. I will bring a fresh and invigorating approach
to tackling the pressing issues and problems in this district rising
above those who seek to divide and marginalize us.
Advocating for a person means advancing and protecting every part
of his or her life. Each day in my office, and in our neighborhoods,
I hear my clients and fellow citizens telling me of how city government
is failing to provide essential services to improve our quality
of life in health, education, housing, transportation, senior services,
wages & workers’ benefits, crime, police-community relations,
discrimination, youth programs, jobs, among many other concerns.
I am seeking office to change that and make city government work
for all of us in this district, to advance economic prosperity and
civic pride, alleviate poverty, hardship and suffering, and eradicate
all injustices and shortcomings in our society. I answer to no political
boss or special interests. You, the people, are my boss. I will
fight to make open, honest government a reality in District 28.
Together we will aspire, and together, we will succeed!"