Carlina grew up in a bustling neighborhood shared by Jewish, Chinese, and Latino communities. As fears of hate crimes, bans, borders, and ICE raids keep families in their homes and kids out of school, Carlina will not cower to discriminatory threats. She has prayed, rallied, and marched with the individuals and groups that stand for tolerance and peace. As a Council Member, Carlina will assist our diverse neighbors with:
Sanctuary Cities – Carlina will fully support New York’s continuation as a Sanctuary City, protecting undocumented immigrants and their families from harassment and unfair deportation simply because they try to access health care, education or our judicial system.
Supportive Services – Carlina has worked extensively with immigrant families and undocumented individuals to help them access services, and she will provide funding for social justice groups around targeted attacks and legal services for housing, immigration and civil matters.
Adult Literacy – We need more education and enrichment classes available throughout our city. Carlina will work to ensure there is a range of programming that includes job readiness and college preparation for those seeking assistance in multiple languages.
Language Access – Carlina worked to ensure housing information for middle, moderate, and low-income families is available in 6 languages, and Carlina will continue to work to expand language access for all residents of our district.