State Senate Candidate, Brian White, Releases Proposals for Gun Safety

State Senate Candidate, Brian White, Releases Proposals for Gun Safety

(Rochester, NY) – State Senate candidate, Brian White, released his platform plank, taking a definite side in the gun control debate.

“As a former member of the United States Navy, a resident of NYS, and an uncle to school age children, I am calling for more gun control in New York State.”

White, running to represent the Green Party in November’s election for the 55th District in the New York State Senate says he is not calling for a total ban of guns and that they do have a place in society. “As a civilian, I have many friends and family members that hunt, and have enjoyed firearms in recreational settings. I have been known to practice at firing ranges. Of course every law-abiding adult has the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their family.  But common sense as well as evidence from other countries and US states that have implemented more strict laws have shown that gun control works when done correctly.”

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Brian White Calls for Incumbent to Back The Food Recovery & Recycling Act

(Rochester, NY) - Earlier today, Green Party State Senate candidate, Brian White called for incumbent Senator Rich Funke to support The Food Recovery and Recycling Act (FRRA).  The Act is included in Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal and is supported by the New York State Assembly.  The initiative will send surplus food to those who need it, create compost, and help in the fight against climate change.

This is a no-brainer,” said White.  “You cannot deny that income inequality has led to uncontrolled poverty in both the urban and rural parts of our district.  While this doesn’t fix the systemic issues, it feeds hungry people.  There isn’t an elected official who should not be behind this.  If Senator Funke cannot step up and support this effort now, then once elected, I will.”

FRRA is a funded mandate – a rarity for Albany – that would apply to businesses that generate more than 2 tons of food waste per week, and only if there is a compost facility within 40 miles.  White hopes that FRRA is just a step in a total change of culture in how we as a society view food.


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Brian Fitzgerald White to Announce Run for State Senate at Parade

Brian_White_1.jpgBrian Fitzgerald White to Announce Run for 55th District Seat in NYS Senate at Parade

Disability activist, Brian Fitzgerald White, will be announcing his campaign for the Green Party’s nomination for the 55th District of the New York State Senate at the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  White will announce and take questions at the parade line-up spot for his division, at the corner of Strathallen Park and East Avenue at Noon on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

White, 47, is a barber, a bartender, and a consultant specializing in solutions for the intellectual and developmental disability population. He is also on the ANCOR International Council for people with Disabilities 

Single-payer healthcare in New York State, modernizing transportation, and mitigating climate change are White’s three main priorities for the campaign.  “Over the last 20 years I have seen the way preventative healthcare can change people’s lives. Ensuring that all New Yorkers have access to healthcare will lower long term costs as well as improve people’s lives.”

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