Adam Haber sat across from me at the Mineola Diner almost two years ago and talked about a different politics for Nassau County. I was by then turned off by Nassau County politics. A politics characterized by demonization of opponents, subtle racism, Republican gerrymandering endorsed by a deafening silence from Nassau County Democratic Chairman, Jay Jacob. Yes, by that Monday morning at the Mineola Diner I was skeptical if not outright resigned to a politics steeped in deception and symbolism but void of substance
So, why has Adam Haber’s grassroots campaign for County Executive lit a spark of hope for Nassau County politics? The answer is simple. Since that conversation almost two years ago, Haber has “leaned forward” standing with Nassau residents at Legislative hearings against republican redistricting plans that further radicalize and balkanize Nassau County.
Since that conversation people like prominent Civil Rights attorney Fred Brewington have called out, “Fred Brewington here. …this is important. I am asking you to join me and support Adam Haber for Nassau County Executive.”
And young men like Steven Harvey have taken note and heeded the call “I see the support he [Adam Haber] has from guys that I know… and the community work they do … guys like Sergio Argueta, Daryl Green, Fred Brewington” he says. “I am part of this movement that is bringing communities together”
Adam represents a chance to bring voice and resources into our community. “I see education resources leaving our schools everyday” says Hank Williams, principal of Hempstead Middle School. Mr. Williams wearing the now familiar “The Corridor Counts” white and blue shirt feels the gravity of this moment in Nassau County politics.
Rosemary Flores-Maldonado is a Long Beach resident and firm supporter of the Corridor movement. She sees the disconnected, the disenfranchised and the departure from Dr. King’s Civil Rights ideals. But, she also sees the opportunities and believes the Corridor Counts movement is timely and will last well beyond this election.
Adam has tapped into a growing awareness by residents of The Corridor and across Nassau County, even in places like Elmont where many are tranquilized or just plain resigned to politics as usual, that the entrenched Nassau political structure (Republican and Democrat) is broken.
So on Tuesday, September 10 join with me and vote for Adam Haber because he understands education is an investment not an expense; vote for Adam because as Nassau Republicans gerrymandered the county he stood with the community; vote for Adam because as the Nassau Democratic political class stands idly by with hands out Adam “leans forward” with a progressive message of inclusion.