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Laura Eldridge

Executive Director of NYCLASS

Laura Eldridge is the Executive Director of NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets), an organization dedicated to finding common-sense solutions to public safety and quality of life issues. NYCLASS researches public policy issues and offers sensible solutions to the critical needs of New York City in the 21st century, such as reducing traffic, improving sanitation, and protecting workers. NYCLASS seeks to improve the city’s civic fabric and raise the level of discourse on these issues by building public support for our initiatives.

Currently, NYCLASS is advocating for a safer, humane alternative to horse-drawn carriages that will create a cleaner environment and foster a greater quality of life for NYC residents. NYCLASS has proposed legislation in the New York City Council that would phase out horse carriages in favor of replica antique cars. Laura has worked in New York City politics for several years in a variety of capacities including running field programs for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2005 re-election campaign, organizing legislative campaigns for labor union SEIU Local 32BJ and coordinating community relations for the NYS Senate Democratic Conference. She graduated from Georgetown University in 1999 with a B.A. in English.

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