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November 8, 2016 — New York General Election
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Senator, District 31New York State SenateNovember 8, 2016New York General Election

November 8, 2016New York General Election

New York State SenateSenator, District 31

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Senators are elected to two-year terms. They draft and vote upon legislative proposals and constitutional amendments, approve the state budget, and confirm or reject nominations made by the governor.
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Democratic
Union Organizer
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  • Making housing affordable for all in the 31st Senate District, including the preservation, renovation and creation of working class and middle income housing
  • Creating educational opportunities for the next generation by expanding after-school programs, passing the DREAM Act, and increasing school funding
  • Protecting small businesses from rising rent prices and gentrification, and incentivizing the hiring of new employees.
Profession:Union Organizer
District Leader- 70th AD, Democratic Party — Elected position (20112015)
Manhattan College, CUNY Murphy Institute of Labor BA, Masters in Labor Relations, Government & Politics; Labor Relations (current)

Marisol Alcantara is a longtime labor organizer, community organizer, and activist who has devoted her life to empowering low income communities, women, workers, and immigrant New Yorkers. Since coming to the United States at the age of 12, she has seen firsthand the problems facing our community, from underfunded schools and public services, to insufficient protections for workers and immigrants, to a healthcare system that leaves so many behind. 

Marisol believes that every child and family should have equitable access to a high quality public education, affordable housing, and quality healthcare. In Marisol’s 20 years’ of experience, she has been a fierce advocate for labor and working communities. In Albany, Marisol will fight both for the robust social safety net that people in the 31st State Senate district deserve and for an end to the system of patronage and corruption that skews policy in favor of monied interests. 

Marisol is a graduate from Manhattan College, where she earned an B.A. in Government and Politics. Next, she earned a Masters in Labor Relations from the CUNY Murphy Institute of Labor. She then went on to be a Coro fellow, which allowed her to work at the New York Immigration Coalition and become a Graduate of the New Americans Leadership Institute.  Afterwards, Marisol began her career in labor as a union organizer for SEIU 32 BJ in New Jersey for 8 years. There, she coordinated SEIU’s Latino outreach efforts in 2008. Today, Marisol continues to fight for the working class and serves as an organizer for the New York State Nurses Association.

  • Sen. Adriano Espaillat,
  • State Nurses Association
  • Transport Workers Union Local 100
Republican
Businessperson,
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  • Ensure school choice for families.- Will work to increase budgets for public schools, and bring new charter schools into our community. Will advocate for early STEM and arts education.Support scholarships for economically disadvatged students
  • In favor of tax reform that lowers rents and makes housing more affordable. We need to create a more business friendly environment with fewer hurdles, in favor of lowering taxes, fees and regulations on local, small businesses.
  • Improve city services that benefit our resdients- curb runaway MTA fares, work out pedestrian/cyclist safety terms, and foster better relationships with NYPD.
Profession:Businessperson,
Email melinda.crump2016@gmail.com
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Conservative
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Teacher
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Profession:Teacher

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