Downtown Women for Change proudly endorses Carlina Rivera,
a pro-choice progressive Democrat candidate for City Council in District 2.
Carlina is a lifelong resident of the Lower East Side who has been active in community issues since she was a teenager. She has been an organizer at the tenant organization GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side), served on the East Village’s Community Board 3, and was legislative director for City Councilmember Rosie Mendez, who currently represents District 2.
She is dedicated to making our streets safer and our transit system better by improving pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure. She supports rezoning for the area south of the proposed “tech hub” on E. 14th Street and the Small Business Jobs Survival Act.
The dozens of endorsements she has already received—from publications, politicians, unions, advocacy organizations, Democratic clubs, and individual leaders— indicate the strong working relationships she has established over many years.
You can learn more about Carlina here.
Why is this race important?
Right now there are only 13 women in the 51-member City Council, and that number could DROP due to term limits. We NEED candidates like Carlina Rivera in New York City. We NEED to be active at the local level and to GET OUT THE VOTE in just two weeks (Tuesday, November 7, is Election Day) to protect women and all of us in New York City.
In solidarity & hope,
Elinor Nauen, co-chair, DWC Political Action Team