NY-10: Daniel Goldman (D)
Jerry Nadler (D)[i]
Office of Hon. Charles R. Breyer (Judicial Law Clerk); Office of Hon. Robert D. Sack (Judicial Law Clerk); US Department of Justice (Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York); NBC News & MSNBC (Legal Analyst); Brennan Center for Justice (Fellow); US House of Representatives Permanent Select Intelligence Committee (Senior Advisor / Director of Investigations)[ii]
BA, Yale University; JD, Stanford Law School[iii]
Protecting & Strengthening Our Democracy; Voting Rights; Protecting Our Reproductive Rights; Healthcare; Protecting Social Security & Medicare; Climate Change/Green New Deal; Gun Violence/Gun Reform; Immigration; Criminal Justice Reform/Public Safety; Affordable Housing; LGBTQIA+ Rights; Education; National Security & International Affairs; Ukraine & the Threat of Russia; Israel; Expanding the Middle Class; Combating All Forms of Racism, Bigotry & Hate; COVID-19 Response; Combating Disinformation; Community Plan[iv]
ON THE ISSUES
Goldman is pro-choice and has called for passing the Women’s Health Protection Act to codify federal abortion rights following the Dobbs decision. He advocates for repealing the Hyde Amendment, ensuring via the Federal Drug Administration and Health and Human Services “protection of and access to abortion including through prescription medication at the federal level which would supersede state-level restrictions or bans,” making Veterans Administration hospitals “safe havens for women seeking medical care of all kinds,” and providing additional congressional funding for non-profit organizations that women seeking abortions. To assist women who suffer miscarriages, Goldman has called for preserving access to in vitro fertilization (IVF).[v]
ECONOMY, JOBS & TAXES:
According to his campaign website, Goldman is pro-union, supports collective bargaining rights, and seeks passing the Protecting the Right to Organize Act. To help spur economic growth, Goldman has advocated for increasing the national minimum wage, instituting universal child care, ensuring paid family leave, promoting affordable housing, and assisting small businesses, among several initiatives. He has called on corporations to “pay their fair share and give more back to the communities they rely upon,” which he argues, alongside promoting business development, will “create jobs and expand the tax base, helping lift people out of poverty.”[vi]
HEALTHCARE & SOCIAL SAFETY NET:
A supporter of a public option, Goldman has said that he believes that “every American should have access to high-quality healthcare” but that individuals should be permitted to purchase private health insurance. He backs allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices and lowering the eligibility age of coverage to 60.[vii] [viii] He has also said he supports the Social Security 2100 Act to “expand and protect Social Security into the next century.”[ix]
IMMIGRATION & BORDER SECURITY:
A proponent of welcoming immigrants and making it “easier for immigrants to come to this country and pursue the American Dream,” Goldman has advocated for expanding the lawful immigration process and “streamlining” the US immigration system. He has said that his priorities regarding immigration include introducing a bill to “double the number of immigration judges in our system and streamline the asylum process so that we don’t have a backlog of asylum-seekers in inhumane conditions,” supporting a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants (including DACA recipients), and increasing penalty enhancements for hate crimes.[x]
CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETY:
To reduce crime and address inequalities in the criminal justice system, Goldman has advocated for increasing funding for vocational education, substance abuse treatment, and mental health treatment for non-violent offenders, Clean Slate and re-entry programs, and “better policing.” He has called for “better” de-escalation training, selective bias training, “limiting qualified immunity,” and allocating additional resources for social workers, domestic disputes, and homelessness.[xi]
GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS & ELECTION SECURITY:
According to his campaign website, Goldmans supports passing the For the People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and making Election Day a federal holiday to help promote safe and secure elections. [xii] He unveiled a five-point plan to “defend our democracy,” which included several initiatives to preserve election integrity, bolster election transparency, “restore” the Supreme Court’s legitimacy, prevent abuses of Presidential powers, and fight election disinformation.[xiii]
During the campaign, Goldman advocated in favor of public schools, calling for more funding for buildings, teachers, and free school lunches. Regarding higher education, he supports student debt forgiveness “for the most financially stressed and those defrauded by for-profit schools,” believes that community colleges and vocational schools should be tuition-free, and has pledged to advocate for more federal funding for the SUNY and CUNY systems. He has said that one of his top priorities will be increasing funding for free preschool and early childhood development programs.[xiv]
CLIMATE CHANGE, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT:
According to his campaign website, Goldman believes that the US “must transition to renewable energy as quickly as possible,” and he supports “the principles and goals” of a Green New Deal. He has called for incentivizing private companies to make renewable energy investments and has said that he will work with federal and local officials to help his district prepare for natural disasters.[xv]
BIG TECH & DATA PRIVACY:
Goldman has said he believes that large technology companies “must be held responsible for preventing the spread of US political misinformation by covert foreign individuals.”[xvi] He has compared technology companies to the tobacco industry, claiming that although both deceive the public and have negative consequences throughout society, its harmful products persist.[xvii]
Goldman supports several gun control measures, including a federal assault weapons ban, background checks on all gun sales, gun purchase waiting periods, red flag laws, and bans on ghost guns and high capacity ammunition. He also supports raising the legal age to purchase a firearm to 21.[xviii]
Goldman supports providing military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine in its defense against Russia.[xix]
[i] Nicholas Fandos, “Judge Approves N.Y. House Map, Cementing Chaos for Democrats,” New York Times, May 21, 2022, available at https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/21/nyregion/redistrict-map-nadler-maloney.html.
[ii] Daniel Goldman LinkedIn, accessed October 20, 2022, available at https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-goldman-55619415b/.
[iii] Daniel Goldman LinkedIn, accessed October 20, 2022, available at https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-goldman-55619415b/.
[v] “Protecting Reproductive Rights,” Dan Goldman for Congress, accessed October 20, 2022, available at https://www.dangoldmanforny.com/protecting-reproductive-rights.
[vi] “Expanding the Middle Class,” Dan Goldman for Congress, accessed October 20, 2022, available at https://www.dangoldmanforny.com/expanding-the-middle-class.
[viii] “Protecting Social Security & Medicare,” Dan Goldman for Congress, accessed October 20, 2022, available at https://www.dangoldmanforny.com/protecting-social-security-medicare.
[ix] “Expanding the Middle Class,” Dan Goldman for Congress, accessed October 20, 2022, available at https://www.dangoldmanforny.com/expanding-the-middle-class.
[xi] “Criminal Justice Reform/Public Safety,” Dan Goldman for Congress, accessed October 20, 2022, available at https://www.dangoldmanforny.com/criminal-justice-reform-public-safety.
[xiii] “Five Points to Defend Our Democracy,” Dan Goldman for Congress, accessed October 20, 2022, available at https://www.dangoldmanforny.com/five-points-to-defend-our-democracy.
[xv] “Climate Change/Green New Deal,” Dan Goldman for Congress, accessed October 20, 2022, available at https://www.dangoldmanforny.com/climate-change-green-new-deal.
[xvi] Daniel Goldman Twitter, November 21, 2021, available at https://twitter.com/danielsgoldman/status/1462580157529526274?s=20&t=w-E0JF-ls5qt86vfgkYs2w.
[xvii] “Deadline: White House,” MSNBC, October 5, 2021, accessed via LexisNexis.
[xviii] “Gun Violence/Gun Reform,” Dan Goldman for Congress, accessed October 20, 2022, available at https://www.dangoldmanforny.com/gun-violence-gun-reform.
[xix] “Ukraine and the Threat From Russia,” Dan Goldman for Congress, accessed October 20, 2022, available at https://www.dangoldmanforny.com/ukraine-and-the-threat-from-russia.