Why Travis? Why now? 

“I have the obligation to champion the needs of my neighbors and make them my priority. I value family, hard work, dedication, fair opportunities, pulling each other up, advocacy and the right to pursue your dreams. My vision is to build a community that is equitable, where the plight of all of our citizens is a priority and where our constituents are not separated by color, gender, or economics. I envision a county where all needs are considered when making decisions.”

Uniting to solve problems

Establishing the detailed execution and implications of reimagining the police force was a major focal point during the conversations leading up to the final approval. Travis points out that creating a task force consisting of municipal, community, and non profit leaders will ensure that the concerns of the public continue to be at the heart of this effort.

Reimagining Public Safety

“Fire Fighters are seen as heroes, you hear the siren and you pull over even when you don’t see them. When you are at your worst they are your heroes. That’s how policing needs to be. They are supposed to be your hero. You shouldn’t panic if you’re pulled over. If someone calls for help, you shouldn’t have to worry that an officer will use your outfit or your skin color to judge your innocence.People don’t want to feel surveilled. If IFD showed up and a hose didn’t work they would be fired. Yet, an officer can have dozens of complaints, excessive force, harassment and yet they are defended and protected. Policing should be respected and serve the public like we respect fire fighters. What ever we do to move forward we must aim for this level of service.”

Contribute Your Way

Funding a campaign is hard and asking for a contribution is even more difficult. The after-effects of a global pandemic are tough enough on everyday folks. If you are in a position to support financially then by all means, please do. If your family is struggling or dealing with any hardships related to COVID, please keep your money and take care of your family.

You can help in other ways: share our posts, volunteer in any way, subscribe to our newsletter, engage with me, ask questions to my staff, and sign my petition. Every dollar raised is deeply appreciated and will go towards our campaign which represents the people of Legislative District 1. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail!

Live TCDC Forum

TUNE IN TONIGHT TO THE TOMPKINS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE CANDIDATE FORUM Join me as I discuss policy, applications, solution & data-driven ideas, and facts to support my vision and plan for Tompkins County. Sign in to the link below. Wednesday, June 16 TCDC...

Canvassing for Travis Brooks

With just a few days to go, we need to keep up the momentum! Join us for canvassing as we knock on our neighbor's doors to gather support for Travis! Come for an hour or two...or three! Walking the district is more fun as a group! Mon-Fri 3-8, Saturday & Sunday...

Phone & Text Banking for Travis Brooks

With just a few weeks to go, we need to keep up the momentum! Join us for our virtual phone and text bank to reach out to registered voters to gather support for Travis! Calling and texting is more fun as a group! Mon-Fri 1-5. More dates to come! Come for 30 minutes,...

“From the People, For the Community” T-shirts now available!

Show your support for Travis' campaign with this eye-catching orange and blue t-shirt. "From the People, For the Community."

Who wants a yard sign?

Fundraising is important, but we understand that everyone may not be in a place to donate. We see you. There are many ways to show your support for Travis and Brooks for Legislature and other ways to engage with us. We want you to be part of this narrative. Yard signs...

City of Ithaca unanimously passes “Reimagining Public Safety” resolution

THE ITHACA VOICE –– Amidst the backdrop of national news coverage of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer that killed George Floyd and prompted New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to prioritize police reform, the City of Ithaca Common Council Wednesday night...

Tompkins County Votes to Pass the Reimagining Public Safety Plan

THE CORNELL DAILY SUN -- The Tompkins County Legislature voted Tuesday to pass the Reimagining Public Safety Plan, with the county committing to the 17 police reforms that intend to rebuild trust between law enforcement and residents. The City of Ithaca and the county...

GIAC’s Travis Brooks running for Tompkins Legislature

THE ITHACA VOICE -- Travis Brooks, local youth and community advocate, has announced his candidacy for Tompkins County Legislator in District 1. “I want to be the voice at the table that represents the entire community because I've lived their experiences. Their...