Our Candidates / New York / Julia Salazar

Julia Salazar

Running for State Senate, District 18
New York
Election: Nov. 6, 2018

I am a Colombian-American from an immigrant family, a proud union member, feminist and democratic socialist. I come from a working-class background and worked retail jobs throughout high school and supported myself as a domestic worker through college. I’ve also been a community organizer in New York City for nearly a decade. I organized my building to fight an abusive landlord when I was in college and have kept fighting ever since, including advocating for affordable long-term care for seniors with the Caring Majority campaign, working as a temporary organizer for UAW during a contract fight at Barnard College, and most recently working at the organization for Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, within the Communities United for Police Reform coalition, to play a critical role in getting the Right to Know Act passed. I am also on the organizing committee of New York City Democratic Socialists of America’s Socialist Feminist Working Group, which fights for single-payer healthcare, reproductive rights and women’s rights.