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 1-8
The time is NOW! We appreciate your support!
With two weeks left until the primary, we are feeling all kinds of emotions! This part of our journey is coming to a close before a new chapter begins. June 22 is the culmination of all the phone calls and texts, the visits and dialogue, the engagement and the love…and it will all be worth it.
We are hosting one last big event to celebrate you, the district, the volunteers, and our team on Sunday, June 13th at Conway Park from 1-5. This will be the celebration of all celebrations. Come enjoy summer time fun ‘Brooks for Legislature’ style with Pizza from our supporter Sal’s Pizzeria, face painting by Candice, Ice cream by Dennis’s Homemade Ice Cream, Music by Djneciony Marte and Anthony Green, bounce house, lawn games, absentee ballot and early voting information, and lastly the YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT SHOWCASE!
Bring your families, your blankets and lawn chairs, your appetite and cash (to support our young entrepreneur vendors). Our young people will be selling products/services at this event so be sure to stop by their table and show your support. All proceeds will go to them directly. Our featured artist is our very own metalsmith, Ayden Grace Githinji, 12 years old with proud mom, Valerie Foster.
We are gearing up for our first fundraiser and registration is now! Thank you everyone for the tremendous amount of love and support we have received. Our entire team is enjoying taking this journey with you. Every conversation, every email, and every text message adds depth to this process and we are thankful for you…thankful that you have given us the opportunity to prove that Travis has the best intention and the best plan for the District and for the County. When it comes to bringing people ‘to the table’, Travis knows exactly who needs to be ‘In the Room’.
You’ve all been waiting and now it’s HERE! Our Big Bash event to celebrate the West Hill Community at McDaniel’s Park, 399 Hook Pl. Everyone welcomed (no need to live on West Hill)! There will be a live band, free massages, an ice cream flavor battle, face painting, and of course…Travis Brooks GEAR. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, lawn games, etc…and come hang out with us May 22nd at 2pm.
When it comes to bringing people to the table, Travis knows exactly who should be ‘in the room’. Our ‘In the Room’ series focuses on the four pillars of Travis’ campaign slate; Employment and economic recovery & growth, Improving the quality of lives for the marginalized West Hill residents, Build coalitions with social justice organizations to better the lives of the County’s underrepresented, and Affordable housing in the flats.
This ‘In the Room’ roundtable talk’s special guests are Sue Dale-Hall and Molly McGriff of the Child Development Council (CDC). They will discuss OCFS guidelines and will review resources available to the community from the CDC. Sign up below!
The Brooks for Legislature Team realizes the importance of community health and wellness. Join us for a series of ‘Walk & Talks’ where we bring useful information to you, our community. Trained professionals will discuss important topics in the areas of mental health & wellness, physical health, and financial health.
5/1 – Melanie Novick, NP, clinician and health care provider from Cayuga Medical Center’s Behavioral Services unit
5/8 – Brendan Wilbur, CUDE, certified credit union development educator and Community Programs Manager from Alternatives Federal Credit Union
5/15 – Jeremy Stewart, B.S., ACE CPT, ACE FNS, NYS LMT, Nutrition and General Health Outreach Educator for Cornell Wellness, personal trainer, and licensed massage therapist from Cornell University
Final details will be emailed to registrants the day before each event.
We have a candidate who is committed to hearing from the constituency, engaging in their stories, and making time for dialogue. We are happy to introduce our new Office Hours beginning this Thursday, April 15th, and every Thursday thereafter. Follow the link below or send us a message so we can send you a calendar invite. We can’t wait to see you there!
Show your support for Travis’ campaign with this eye-catching orange and blue t-shirt. “From the People, For the Community.”
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 are in and other items are on their way.
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 unanimously passed a resolution adopting a “Reimagining Public Safety” plan and officially authorized Mayor Svante Myrick to submit the proposal as part of New York State Executive Order 203.
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 created the proposal with various working groups, hearing from various marginalized groups, including communities of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community, to reform public safety. The proposal itself came in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D-N.Y.) June 2020 executive order that required all state municipalities with police forces to review their policies and practices.
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 stories are my stories, my voice is their voice, and their struggle is my reason,” Brooks said.