Washington, D.C. – Latino Victory Fund congratulates Shaun Abreu, Carmen de la Rosa, Pierina Sanchez, Tiffany Cabán, and Francisco Moya for their victories in the New York City Democratic Primary.
“It’s evident that New Yorkers want to elect candidates that will transform the New York City Council into a government body that reflects its diverse communities. More than 2 million Latinos call New York City home, and for decades, they have helped build the city into the vibrant cultural and economic powerhouse it is today,” said Nathalie Rayes, Latino Victory Fund president & CEO. “It’s time to rise up for equal representation and political power at City Hall. These candidates are seasoned community leaders who will fight for their communities and for all New Yorkers by advocating for policies that will improve health care access, affordable housing, and job creation. Latino Victory proudly congratulates Shaun, Carmen, Pierina, Tiffany, and Francisco for their well-deserved victories and looks forward to supporting their races in the general election.”
Two of the candidates would make history if they are elected in the general election: Abreu would be the first Latino to represent District 7, and Cabán would be the first queer and first Latina to represent District 22. The general election will take place on November 2, 2021.
Shaun Abreu, District 7
- Shaun Abreu is running to become the first Latino to represent New York City Council District 7. He has spent years advocating for the community in the 7th District, defending tenants’ rights, and fighting for working families. Learn more about Shaun Abreu here.
Carmen De La Rosa, District 10
- Assemblywoman De La Rosa is a three-term Assembly Member in the 72nd Assembly District. As the only Dominican woman elected in 2016, she led the passage of the New York State Dream Act to provide access to education to all students, regardless of immigration status and worked with organizers and advocates to reshape tenants’ lives. Learn more about Carmen De La Rosa here.
Pierina Sanchez, District 14
- Sanchez began her career in public policy and urban planning in 2007, advocating to expand early education programs at Agenda for Children Tomorrow and helping immigrant families stabilize their status. Sanchez was recently a senior advisor for housing, economic development, and labor in City Hall. Her top issues include advocating for housing as a human right, economic opportunity through economic democracy, high quality, healing-centered, and strengths-based education. Learn more about Perina Sanchez here.
Francisco Moya, District 21
- Moya represents New York City Council’s 21st District, a position he’s held since 2017. In 2010, Moya made history when he was elected to the 39th Assembly District, becoming the first Ecuadorian-American elected to public office in the United States. Moya has been a champion for working-class families, fighting to pass legislation that would preserve union rights, improve workplace safety and strengthen worker protections. Learn more about Francisco Moya here.
Tiffany Cabán, District 22
- If she is elected, Cabán would be the first queer and first Latina council member to represent District 22. Throughout her career, Cabán has used the law to help New York City’s most vulnerable communities. She’s running to bring bold solutions to uplift her community. Her top priorities are education, housing, expanding small business opportunities, establishing a caring economy, and implementing a Green New Deal for New York City. Learn more about Tiffany Cabán here.
The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive political action committee with the mission of growing Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government – from the school board to the Senate to the White House.