Elizabeth is an advocate, educator, and lifelong tenant, running for District 33 in Brooklyn, NY, an area that has faced significant community displacement. Growing up in a rent-stabilized, UFT household and New York City’s public schools, Elizabeth holds the belief that we can always do more for our neighbors. That value is needed now more than ever. After years working in advocacy for Planned Parenthood, Elizabeth went to work as the District’s Legislative Director in the City Council because she wanted to make government work better for our communities. She saw what was happening across Brooklyn, and entered public service to gain the tools to better meet our city’s needs.
Running for City Council is personal to Elizabeth. Policies that afforded her family security and affordability growing up, like rent stabilization, are being stripped away from New Yorkers, while luxury development has harmed our waterfronts and compromised our environment. Elizabeth is a first-time candidate running to build a strong feminist Council, after seeing firsthand the ways that government has failed to center women, LGBTQ New Yorkers, and families of color during this crisis and beyond.
New York City is facing tough years ahead -and more than ever we need leaders with the lived experience and fresh ideas to ensure we not only bounce back, but we create a better New York and a more equitable pathway for prosperity for every one of us.