“Eddie Z” Talks with Alicia Purdy, on “The Listening Tour” (y en Espanol Tambien!)

July 29, 2021, Albany, NY — Alicia Purdy continues her energetic campaign for Mayor of Albany with another stop on her “Listening Tour”, speaking with Albany residents about life in the capital city.

Alicia spoke with Ed (“Eddie Z”), a disabled resident in Albany who once struggled with drug abuse and lived on the streets of the city. However, in the aftermath of his recovery, Eddie Z has had to rely on city services in order keep going. What has his experience been like?

According to Purdy:

“Eddie Z has a very moving personal story of triumph amid adversity. Sadly, the city of Albany has not helped although he has reached out many times. His story is not unique. Many disabled residents as well as those living in a desperate situation in Albany have similar stories of reaching out to City Hall for help, only to be turned away, or worse, ignored. As Mayor of Albany, my platform of leadership will always begin with people. I will always listen. Emails will be answered. Calls will be addressed. I will not turn aside. Everyone, no matter who they are, is important to me and my administration will immediately work to right the wrongs of City Hall’s classist and ableist elitism by ensuring that all voices in Albany are not only heard, but also sought out.”

Click the video below or click here to watch Eddie Z tell his story to Alicia Purdy, “The People’s Mayor”:


Published by Alicia Purdy

Alicia Purdy is an independent, multi-media journalist with an M.A. in Journalism and a B.A. in Broadcasting. Learn more at: www.PurdyAlicia.com.

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