June 22nd, 2021
Long Island City
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With COVID-19 and the financial crisis looming over our city, too many New Yorkers are teetering on the edge of disaster. Our neighbors are struggling to pay their bills, put food on their tables, afford their medications, access a quality education, and make rent.
This is our moment to build a city that works for everyone. When elected to City Council, Julie will champion a fair and just recovery. Julie will put working families first and build coalitions to fight for us all.
Julie is a tenant, immigrant, and activist fighting for the basic needs of all New Yorkers. Julie is running to be the first woman and the first immigrant to represent District 26 on the City Council and to ensure everyone has access to housing, healthcare, and high speed internet.
Like many of her neighbors, Julie and her family immigrated to New York in search of a new beginning. At an early age, she recognized that children did not have equal access to education or opportunity. Frustrated by the injustice around her, Julie has dedicated her life to public service, fighting for the city’s most marginalized communities.
When COVID-19 and the ensuing financial crisis hit our city, Julie saw families like hers getting left behind. As New Yorkers lost their livelihoods and their loved ones, government bureaucrats struggled to take action. Tenants struggled to make rent and small businesses closed their doors, all while the world’s wealthiest companies turned record profits.
Julie has been a fierce advocate for dignified, affordable housing on Community Board 2. She has worked to stand up for racial justice while combating gun violence on the advisory board for CCD: 696 Build Queensbridge. As a leader in technology transformation, Julie helped government agencies like the FDA and the CDC modernize their infrastructure, and assisted small businesses around the world.
Julie is running for City Council because New York’s most vulnerable communities deserve real representation. Half of district 26 is foreign born, but we have never elected a naturalized citizen to the City Council. Julie knows the struggles that working New Yorkers face every day because she’s lived them and she won’t stop fighting until Queens gets the representation it deserves!
Julie serves as a board member of Queens Community Board 2, Community Capacity Development (CCD): 696 Build Queensbridge (Advisory Board), Queens Together (Advisory Board), and is a co-founder of the Queens Small Business Alliance (QSBA). Julie also served on the Queens Borough President’s Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census as the founder of the Technology Action Group. Julie also volunteers locally with Astoria, Sunnyside/Woodside, and Long Island City Mutual Aids.
Julie's campaign fundraising is unmatched in the district, with the most money raised, the most individual donors, and greatest share of BIPOC donors (70% of all donors). Julie does not accept donations from big real estate interests or developers, corporate PACs, lobbyists, police unions, or the fossil fuel industry. Any donations from these parties are unwelcome, and will be refunded immediately.
Julie is committed to bringing progressive solutions that are focused on protecting and alleviating the burdens of the most vulnerable communities.
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