I am running for Sammy, TA, and Families for Safe Streets
April 01, 2016
BENEFITING: Transportation Alternatives, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Transportation Alternatives, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt) is New York City's leading advocate for better biking, walking and public transit. Our mission is to reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile.
Families for Safe Streets is comprised of victims of traffic violence and families whose loved ones have been killed or severely injured by aggressive or reckless driving and dangerous conditions on New York City’s streets. Co-founded by my sister Amy Cohen, the organization banded together in early 2014 to turn their grief into action and were instrumental in lowering the citywide speed limit in New York City, among other critical safety initiatives.
I am running for my beautiful nephew Sammy Cohen Eckstein who was killed while crossing the road in front of his home on October 8, 2013. His beautiful smile and warm compassionate personality will forever be in our hearts.