On this episode of Financial Lit, Host Jonathan Ortiz speaks with Brooklyn Borough President and NYC Mayoral candidate, Eric Adams. They discuss financial empowerment, job creation, financial literacy and more!
Eric Adams was raised in South Jamaica, as one of six children he was raised by a single mom who cleaned homes to support her family. As a young man, Eric faced homelessness, hunger and brutality at the hands of police. But instead of giving into anger, Eric joined the NYPD and fought for reform in the department. From the NYPD, he was elected to the State Senate, where he pushed through measures to protect tenants and workers, and advance human rights.
As Brooklyn’s first Black Borough President, he has worked tirelessly to grow the local economy, reduce inequality, improve public safety, and advocate for better government.