Issues

Securing our border and putting New Yorkers First!

New York must have a strong Northern border. The Biden-Hochul Administration has failed to protect our border and Slater believes that New York must allocate the resources necessary to protect New Yorkers from illegal immigration, gangs, and defend the innocent from being victims of human-trafficking. We must invest in our citizens of New York, not illegal aliens.

Improving Public Safety

The primary function of government is the protection of its citizens. New York is failing to keep our families safe with their regressive criminal justice policies such as Raise the Age and Bail Reform. Slater will be tough on crime, keep our jails open and lock criminals behind bars.

Protecting the Second Amendment

The constitutional right to keep and bear arms must be protected at all costs. New York State is reducing the ability for law abiding citizens to defend themselves with the unconstitutional Conceal Carry Improvement Act. Gun ownership is important to safeguard against both individual threats and governmental tyranny. Slater is a staunch defender of the Constitution and will ensure the government never infringes on our God-given rights.

 

Strengthening the New York Economy

Slater is a business owner who sees how the red tape and high taxes are cripping the ability for hard working New Yorkers to prosper. Slater will free our State’s job creators from the shackles of burdensome government regulations and cut taxes that stifle investment and eat away at family budgets. 

 

Helping our Farmers

Slater knows that New York farmers feed the nation and we must do everything to support them. Agriculture is New York’s top industry and Slater will work to create an agricultural exemption to stop the labor laws from crippling our family owned farms. 

As your Senator, Slater will be on the frontlines advocating for agriculture-friendly policies, eliminating burdensome regulations on farmers, expanding broadband internet to rural areas and support measures such as the Nourish-NY program which help farmers provide local, healthy food to underserved and food-insecure areas within the state.

Supporting Law Enforcement, Corrections and First Responders

Slater stands by our local police officers, corrections officers and first responders. Slater will back the blue by fully funding the police. Slater will make our jails and prisons safer by working to repeal the HALT Act. Slater will strengthen our fire districts by increasing the income tax deduction for our volunteer firefighters. 

Slater will advocate for our 911 operators by working to reduce the years needed for retirement benefits from 30 years to 20 years and Slater will advocate for policies that help our nurses and EMT professionals also. 

Protecting the Innocent

Slater is a former foster child who is grateful his biological mother chose life. Financial instability is the number one reason why a woman considers an abortion and as someone who grew up in poverty Slater understands firsthand the economic hardships many women and families across our state are facing.

Family is the bedrock of society and Slater believes in taking every measure possible to promote strong families and help women and children across New York in need. Slater will fight for greater access to maternal healthcare, crisis pregnancy resources, paid family leave and stronger job opportunities for our families. 

Strengthening education options for students

The student loan crisis is bankrupting our country and failing generations of students. Pushing college on students increased the demand and cost for higher education. As a Generation Z candidate, Slater wants to see the number of low cost and high reward options for students increase.

Slater is a strong supporter of vocational training programs, such as BOCES and as a Cayuga Community College graduate he also supports informing students of the more cost effective degrees available to students within the SUNY system.

Upholding Medical Freedom

New York State had the most tyrannical response to COVID in the entire nation. During the pandemic our nurses and frontline workers were hailed heroes only to be intimidated and fired months later for hesitating on the COVID shot. 

New York State does not have the right to force our citizens into taking a shot by threatening to end their careers. Slater supported Medical Professionals of Informed Consent when they sued NYS over wrongful termination. As your Senator he will be a fierce defender of your medical freedom. 

Blocking the Green New Deal & Securing farmland

The push for New York to ban fossil fuels is unreliable, unsustainable and irresponsible. Our grid is ill equipped to reliably function on a largely decarbonized energy system and the New York State Independent System Operators have issued several serious warnings about the grid outlook under an all electric model. Three out of every five households in New York are heated with natural gas and an additional 20% are heated by petroleum products, primarily fuel oil. 

Forcing New York residents off an already reliable and cost effective source to a state mandated alternative is both costly to the ratepayer and a violation of New Yorker’s property rights. Slater opposes any and all legislation to force New Yorkers off their existing systems. 

Slater also rejects the plans of out of state corporations and New York City bureaucrats to destroy prime soil in our region through Communist Chinese backed industrial solar. People move to and visit upstate New York because of our beautiful scenery and as your State Senator I will fight to preserve our landscapes.

Safeguarding Parental Rights

Schools should be focused on preparing students to succeed, not sowing discord between or among children. Slater opposes the use of Marxist ideology to divide New York youth by race, class and sexual identity. 

Medical decisions regarding any child should not occur in our schools without the complete knowledge and consent of the parents. Slater will work to craft legislation that gives parents the tools to combat any school district or official that is engaging in gender affirming care without their knowledge. 

In 2023 Slater stopped the Satanic Temple from indoctrinating youth at the Homer Brink Elementary School in Endwell, NY. As your State Senator he will defend the innocence of your children as well.

 

Supporting our veterans

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Securing our border and putting New Yorkers First!

New York must have a strong Northern border. The Biden-Hochul Administration has failed to protect our border and Slater believes that New York must allocate the resources necessary to protect New Yorkers from illegal immigration, gangs, and defend the innocent from being victims of human-trafficking. We must invest in our citizens of New York, not illegal aliens.

Improving Public Safety

The primary function of government is the protection of its citizens. New York is failing to keep our families safe with their regressive criminal justice policies such as Raise the Age and Bail Reform. Slater will be tough on crime, keep our jails open and lock criminals behind bars.