Meet Julia

Julia Salazar is running for senate in District 18 to bring the concerns of working people to the halls of Albany.

Meet Julia

Julia Salazar is running for senate in 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. By bringing people together to demand change, Julia is the leader we need to make New York City a safer, more just, more welcoming place for everyone.

Julia’s Story

A daughter of working-class immigrants, Julia was raised by a single mother, attended public schools, and began working at a local grocery store when she was 14 to help make ends meet. She supported herself through Columbia University as a nanny and is now 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.

Julia’s Experience

Julia’s decade of experience as a local community organizer has brought her from the streets of Bushwick to the halls of Albany. 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’s legislative advocacy has included:

  • Mobilizing New Yorkers in the long-term campaign that won the passage of the Right to Know Act
  • Leading delegations of New Yorkers to meet with state legislators to advocate for police accountability and criminal justice reform
  • Standing with domestic workers, home care workers, and family caregivers to demand dignified jobs and worker protections across New York state.
  • Advocating for a robust New York Health Act to provide care for all New Yorkers
  • Presenting testimony to the Civilian Complaint Review Board on behalf of survivors of gender-based violence

Why Julia’s Running

North Brooklyn is at a crossroads. A massive affordable housing crisis is raising rents and displacing whole communities; our families are paying more and more just to put a roof over their heads and have less and less to spare for everything else. Immigrant communities and workers are under assault by the Trump administration, while millions of Americans are denied healthcare. Politicians stand by while the billionaires get richer and the working people they claim to represent struggle just to survive.

Julia will bring the voices of District 18 to the State Capitol to fight for a democratic socialist society. Together, we can build a stronger city. Together, we can preserve and empower our communities.

Together, we can create a more caring New York.

Photo credit: Alex Purifoy

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