We are getting ready to transform the political landscape of New York City in 2021!
And we want to make sure you’re updated with all the recent work Make the Road Action is doing to help elect candidates who will truly fight for the respect and dignity of our members and communities.
New York City Mayor
Maya Wiley for NYC Mayor
Maya is a long-time movement ally with a long record of fighting for racial justice. She fights to ensure deeply affordable housing, stop criminalizing Black & brown people, & invest in communities!
New York City Comptroller
Brad Lander for NYC Comptroller
Brad forges deep partnerships with grassroots groups to solve problems facing our communities, from abusive policing to dangerous conditions & harassment facing tenants to vulnerabilities of low-wage workers.
New York City Public Advocate
Jumaane Williams for NYC Public Advocate
Jumaane has been a profoundly committed fighter who has stood with us time and again to confront racial & economic injustice, never shying away from standing up to the wealthy and powerful.
Brooklyn Borough President
Antonio Reynoso for Brooklyn Borough President
Antonio has been a progressive champion for our Brooklyn communities—immigrants, tenants, workers, students, and more. He will continue the fight for respect & dignity of all Brooklynites.
Staten Island Borough President
Cesar Vargas for Staten Island Borough President
As the first undocumented lawyer in NY, who recently became a U.S. citizen, Cesar is committed to fighting for the rights of immigrants, people of color, & the working class across Staten Island.
Queens Borough President
Jimmy Van Bramer for Queens Borough President
Jimmy has stood with us in the fight to stop Amazon’s HQ2, protect warehouse workers, and fight for the respect and dignity of immigrants, Black, brown, and trans residents of Queens.
New York City Council
In 2020, we launched Road to Justice NYC, bringing together tens of thousands of members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Community Voices Heard Power, and Make the Road Action to fight for equitable political representation in New York City.
Our three organizations work across the five boroughs and have a long history of winning campaigns for justice for people of color. Together, we’re ready to seize the opportunity presented by the 2021 elections to identify and back transformative leaders who are deeply committed to racial, social and economic justice.
Road to Justice NYC aims to build a bench of electable leaders from underrepresented communities - particularly women of color. We support bold candidates with a proven track record of service, demonstrated leadership within their communities, and policies that will advance equitable outcomes for New Yorkers of color.
All candidates listed below have been endorsed by Road to Justice NYC except for where the graphic specifies that the endorsement is solely from Make the Road Action.
Cordell Cleare for NYC Council District 9 (Manhattan)
Cordell is a former tenant organizer and long-standing community leader in Central Harlem, Cordell has long stood with our communities in the fight for respect and dignity for all.
Carmen De La Rosa for NYC Council District 10 (Manhattan)
Carmen is a fierce leader and champion for immigrant, Black, & brown NYers. She delivers for our communities, as she’s done passing the NY Dream Act & championing the fight to #FundExcludedWorkers.
Marjorie Velázquez for NYC Council District 13 (Bronx)
Marjorie Velázquez is a progressive Latina committed to fighting for immigrant, Black and brown communities. She is building a powerful grassroots coalition and will be a great City Council member.
Adolfo Abreu for NYC Council District 14 (Bronx)
As a Bronx native, organizer, and civic leader, we know Adolfo will truly fight for immigrant, Black, brown communities & youth to #DefundNYPD, #PoliceFreeSchools, deeply affordable housing, y más!
Ischia Bravo for NYC Council District 15 (Bronx)
Ischia Bravo is a mother, community advocate, & lifelong Bronx resident. She understands the needs of our community and knows how to work within local government to deliver resources back to our neighborhoods!
Althea Stevens for NYC Council District 16 (Bronx)
As a proud native New Yorker and a respected community advocate for the Bronx, Althea will fight for larger city investments in NYCHA, #DefundtheNYPD, wraparound services for youth development, and more!
Amanda Farías for NYC Council District 18 (Bronx)
Amanda is a strong progressive voice demanding change in the Bronx and across the City. She is standing up for high-quality public education for all, transforming the criminal legal system, tackling climate change, and more!
John Choe (Ranked choice #1) and Sandra Ung (Ranked choice #2) for NYC Council District 20 (Queens)
John Choe has fought for working class NYers for decades. An immigrant himself, John understands the issues facing immigrants & communities of color. He'll be a strong voice in the City Council.
Tiffany Cabán for NYC Council District 22 (Queens)
Tiffany is one of New York City’s most powerful voices in confronting mass incarceration, divesting from law enforcement, investing in communities, and standing up for the rights of the TGNCIQ+ community. #Road2Justice #DefundNYPD
Jaslin Kaur for NYC Council District 23 (Queens)
Jaslin Kaur is a daughter of immigrants fighting to bring high-quality public education, a #HomesGuarantee, and true economic opportunity for all.
Shekar Krishnan (Ranked choice #1) and Carolyn Tran (Ranked choice #2) for NYC Council District 25 (Queens)
Shekar Krishnan has dedicated himself to working for affordable housing for all. He fights for more resources for our communities, defunding the police, and the rights & needs of immigrants & trans communities.
Amit Bagga (Ranked choice #1) and Jesse Laymon (Ranked choice #2) for NYC Council District 26 (Queens)
Amit Bagga has built deep partnerships between different levels of gov’t and communities to ensure the voices & needs of community members are always prioritized. He’s a fighter for respect & dignity for all.
Juan Ardila for NYC Council District 30 (Queens)
A lifelong Queens resident, Juan is committed to fighting for deeply affordable housing, better public transportation, immigrant rights, divesting from criminalization, & investing in communities.
Lincoln Restler for NYC Council District 33 (Brooklyn)
Lincoln is a long-time ally who helped found New Kings Democrats. He's been a trusted ally in the community & in government, helping adopt & implement key policies like IDNYC. He delivers results for communities
Jennifer Gutierrez for NYC Council District 34 (Brooklyn & Queens)
Jennifer is a long-standing partner in our efforts to win justice. She's fighting to stop displacement, ensure access to good-paying jobs, & excellent public schools for all that don't criminalize Black and Brown youth.
Crystal Hudson for NYC Council District 35 (Brooklyn)
Crystal stands with our members to #DefundNYPD and win #PoliceFreeSchools, prioritizing deeply affordable housing for low-income residents, protections for immigrants, and more.
Sandy Nurse for NYC Council District 37 (Brooklyn)
Sandy is a long-time community organizer and ally who has been on the front lines of the fight against the displacement and criminalization of our communities. She will be an excellent Council Member!
Alexa Avilés for NYC Council District 38 (Brooklyn)
Alexa is a bold, progressive Brooklynite who has partnered closely with community organizations for many years and fights for fully funded public schools, housing for all, and workers’ rights.
Rita Joseph for NYC Council District 40 (Brooklyn)
Rita is a Haitian immigrant & long-time Flatbush resident who's dedicated her career to teaching & activism. Her commitment to the needs of immigrant, Black, brown, and working-class NYers is unwavering.
Wilfredo Florentino for NYC Council District 42 (Brooklyn)
As a Brooklyn native who attended NYC public schools, Wilfredo is committed to fighting for #PoliceFreeSchools, investing in culturally responsive education, #DefundNYPD, & more!
Mercedes Narcisse (Ranked Choice #1) and Shirley Paul (Ranked Choice #2) for NYC Council District 46 (Brooklyn)
Mercedes Narcisse is a former nurse, 1199SEIU member, & Haitian immigrant, who has worked extensively with community organizations in the district. She fights for respect and dignity for all!
Amoy Barnes for NYC Council District 49 (Staten Island)
As a community advocate & proud Staten Islander, we know Amoy will fight for truly affordable housing, high-quality education and #PoliceFreeSchools, affordable healthcare for all Staten Islanders, and more!