Marisol Alcantara is a longtime labor organizer, community organizer, and activist who has devoted her life to empowering low income communities, women, workers, and immigrant New Yorkers. Since coming to the United States at the age of 12, she has seen firsthand the problems facing our community, from underfunded schools and public services, to insufficient protections for workers and immigrants, to a healthcare system that leaves so many behind.
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Marisol believes that every child and family should have equitable access to a high quality public education, affordable housing, and quality healthcare. In Marisol’s 20 years’ of experience, she has been a fierce advocate for labor and working communities. In Albany, Marisol will fight both for the robust social safety net that people in the 31st State Senate district deserve and for an end to a system of patronage and corruption in Albany that keeps poor communities down.
Marisol is a graduate from Manhattan College, where she earned an B.A. in Government and Politics. Next, she earned a Masters in Labor Relations from the CUNY Murphy Institute of Labor. She then went on to be a Coro fellow, which allowed her to work at the New York Immigration Coalition and become a Graduate of the New Americans Leadership Institute. Afterwards, Marisol began her career in labor as a union organizer for SEIU 32 BJ in New Jersey for 8 years. There, she coordinated SEIU’s Latino outreach efforts in 2008. Today, Marisol continues to fight for the working class and serves as an organizer for the New York State Nurses Association.
In her life, Marisol has fought for the well-being of her community. Give her the chance to keep fighting.
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