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Kristin Richardson Jordan is a Black, lesbian, activist, author, teacher, Brown University graduate, social justice/spiritual warrior, and 3rd-generation Harlemite running for New York City Council representing District 9, Harlem. If elected Kristin would be the second woman, the youngest ever, and the first openly LGBTQ person to hold this office. This, in addition to the politics she brings with her, will enact meaningful, lasting, necessary change.
The Democratic Primary election is June 22nd, 2021, and the General election is November 2nd, 2021.
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Kristin’s “Disrupt the District” campaign is comprised of 7 focus areas that can be simplified and explained in the acronym H.A.R.L.E.M.
- H – Holding police accountable & Abolition
- A – Redefining “Affordable” housing to Actually Affordable housing
- R – Redistributing wealth and resources to those most in need and most oppressed
- L – Living Longer: gun control and care for our seniors
- E – Education for all and Environmental Justice
- M – Meaningful Change
Kristin believes in full employment, free quality education, free public transportation, and prison abolition. She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) (other notable members include Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez). In this race for New York City Council representing District 9 (the village of Harlem), there is not one part of herself or her beliefs that she is giving up in order to run for office.