"The next Manhattan Borough President must embrace technology to ensure our digital transformation creates opportunities for all. Ben Kallos is the only candidate or elected official who has a background in computer science and humanized technology. Ben's values and is advocacy for inclusive goals ensure we collectively prepare for the future," said Clayton Banks, co-founder of Silicon Harlem.
"Ben Kallos is calling out racism when he sees it whether in our public school textbooks, how the city is distributing iPads, or with the digital divide," continued Banks, who co-authored an op-ed proposing replacing racist textbooks with culturally responsive digital texts to save $82 million. "I am endorsing Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President because of his evidence-based, data-informed approach to lead Manhattan and improve the quality of life for all."