TANIKA INLAW A FAIR DEMOCRAT FOR STATE SENATOR
27TH DISTRICT MANHATTAN
A FAIR DEMOCRAT FOR STATE SENATE
27th DISTRICT MANHATTAN
My name is Tanika Inlaw. I am an educator, community outreach worker, educational advocate and mother. I was born and raised in New York City and I am a product of our public education. I live on the upper west side of Manhattan with my two children. I graduated from P.S. 171 Patrick Henry Preparatory School, Manhattan East (middle school), Fiorello LaGuardia H.S. of Performing Arts (drama major), SUNY Purchase (1996), and received a Masters of Science in Education - graduating Magna Cum Laude (2008) from Hunter College and inducted into Kappa Delta Pi honor society.
I had a career in broadcast journalism working at ABC’s daytime talk show “The View” and ABC News radio. However, I scaled back my professional career to focus on my growing family.
I began my public service career as an elected district leader and working with my husband as he made an attempt to run for judge in 2005. That’s when I discovered my passion to advocate for the underrepresented. I continue my public service as a teacher in the New York City public schools system fiercely advocating for children. My intense advocacy was notable and I was courted to be the president of the NAACP. As leader of the NAACP I advocated to decrease over crowded schools, increase home ownership opportunities, rent control and stabilization and I also lobbied to increase minimum wage. Currently, I am organizing working parents to protest against after school program cuts - a casualty of New York City’s recent budget cuts. I have a strong passion for social justice and want to eliminate the seemingly high-grade legalized fraudsters and make elections fairer. I feel that limiting political spending would result in the middle class not feeling shut out of the political process. Very often we see millions of dollars being raised and are intimidated to even try to enter the political arena. I believe in the old adage that our politicians should be chosen of the people by the people and for the people. I want to amplify the voice of regular voters and engage everyone in making policies. Teachers, nurses, social workers, police or security officers, doorman, transit workers, mother’s, clerical aids, post officers workers, city workers and anyone else who desires to make the laws that we have to follow.
I wish to expand my advocacy to the state level by becoming the state senator for the 27th district. In Albany I will continue to fight progressively for New York City to have:
· Affordable health care
· Affordable Housing
· Education/ After School Enrichment Centers and Anti-bullying
· Environmental issues (hydraulic fracturing)
· Animal Rights
· Marriage equality
· Living wage and equal pay
· Make Elections Fair
I want to continue my work as an advocate fighting for causes that affect our community.
For scheduling appointments or appointments please contact Desiree Williams 917-671-6995 or Volunteer Coordinator Jem Hughes at 646-945-9364
The 27th Senate District represents:
Greenwich Village, Chelsea and Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen, as well as parts of SoHo, NoHo, the Upper West Side, Midtown, the East Village, Alphabet City, and East Side neighborhoods including Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, Waterside Plaza and Phipps Plaza.