(Sponsored) Vote For Christopher Marte on Tuesday, Nov. 7

Christopher Marte

Dear District 1,

Thank you for supporting my race for City Council. We have reached a pivotal moment for the future of our District, and one that we can vote for on November 7. When we started this campaign, not many people believed this scale of progressive change was possible. But together we have built a coalition of neighbors from the Grand Street coops to the tenement buildings, to the Seaport, to the Village, that has not been seen in a long time.

I know the neighborhood I grew up in like the back of my hand. I know the struggles our bodegas face because my father owned a bodega. I know the benefits of our settlement houses because my aunt worked at one. I know our middle schools because I coached basketball there. I know our seniors because my mother is a home attendant. As I’ve knocked doors for this election, I’ve seen that it’s the diversity of this District and our experiences that unite us.

Behind each door is the story of an immigrant, a small business owner, a community activist. We all want to stop overdevelopment, to keep our neighborhoods affordable, and to strengthen our waterfront against the next superstorm. But what we lack is a platform.

I will host the first Town Hall meeting in 8 years. I will implement participatory budgeting so that our community can vote on how district funding is allocated. I will pass zoning that limits the height of mega towers, and ensures that affordable housing reflects the income of the neighborhood.

I am grateful for all the support I have already received, and humbly ask for your vote in the general election this Tuesday.

 

Sincerely,

 

Christopher Marte

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(Sponsored) Vote For Carlina Rivera, Daughter of the District

Carlina Rivera

Dear Voter,

You have an important decision today. You have to ask yourself, who will have your back in the City Council for the next four years? I know what issues will be on your mind as you make that decision because, as your lifelong neighbor in the Lower East Side, they have been on my mind too.

I have been asked by neighbors and allies to run because I work collaboratively and always operate with the facts. My track record of accomplishment has been achieved through coalition-building, and together we have been able to build affordable housing in Essex Crossing and fight predatory landlords, enhance senior services through our incredible settlement houses, improve school programming and equity in School District 1, and become more resilient against disasters like Hurricane Sandy and the Second Ave Explosion.

During this time of Trump, we need someone who has a history of standing up to powerful forces. As a homegrown leader who has battled big industries, greedy landlords and City Hall, my experience professionally and personally has brought me into many spaces to understand the realities of everyday people and politics at every level.

I want the residents here to be proud of their representative, and I am ready to bring a new energy that makes government accessible and always puts the people first. We have a strong history of progressive leadership and local movements that have kept our neighborhoods authentic and resilient. I am running because I respect and honor this history and understand the nuances of every neighborhood in the district.

I know I am the candidate best equipped to represent every resident and diverse community in District 2, my home and where I hope to age in place. Please vote for me on Primary Day, Tuesday, September 12.

Sincerely,

 

Carlina Rivera

City Council Candidate, District 2

 

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