Aleda Gagarin

Aleda Gagarin

New York City Council, District 29, NJ

Aleda is a Queer mother of three, a local activist and community organizer, a nonprofit leader, and a volunteer CYO youth basketball coach. She works for a nonprofit that connects people working to make the world a better place with resources to help them do it. Aleda believes that building a just and equitable future for all is not only possible, but absolutely necessary. Aleda is running for NYC Council because we are facing crises in public health, housing, the environment, and policing the likes of which we have never seen. But with these crises comes the opportunity to reimagine what it means to be a New Yorker, and how we take care of each other.

Her core values lie in a deep sense of community, in the creed that all people have the same fundamental rights, and in the conviction that our liberation is bound. She believes that healthcare, education, housing, and food security are human rights. That all work has value and that all wages should be livable. She knows that none of us are free until all of us are free. Aleda dares to envision a future in which all New Yorkers get quality education, healthcare, and housing; a future beyond prisons and policing; and a future that is built on a caring, sustainable economy that doesn’t leave New Yorkers suffering on the margins.