Julia Salazar, State Senate District 18
Julia Salazar is running for State Senate District 18 to bring the concerns of working people to the halls of Albany. As an advocate, a tenant, a feminist, a democratic socialist, a union member, and a proud daughter of working-class immigrants, Julia has spent her life fighting for social justice in her community. A daughter of working-class immigrants, she is currently a proud staff organizer for Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, a key partner in the Communities United for Police Reform coalition, and a leader in the Democratic Socialists of America. As a member of the Bushwick community, she has been a tireless advocate for her neighbors and fellow tenants.
She has protested, picketed, lobbied, and organized to achieve a more just New York. From working with her neighbors to fight for their legal right to safe housing to demanding criminal justice reforms at the city and state levels, Julia has been at the forefront of campaigns for social justice in New York.
Julia is aware that North Brooklyn is in crises and requires a strong and committed leader to strengthening housing policies, advancing policies that make communities safer and working to reform NY’s current criminal justice system, affordable and accessible healthcare, investments for education, protecting labor and immigration rights and working to improve transportation