Danielle Freire

Danielle Freire

Jersey City Council, Ward D, NJ

2021 Endorsement

Danielle (she/her) is a lifelong resident of Jersey City, New Jersey, daughter of emigrated parents from Ecuador, first-generation college student, and nonprofit development professional. She’s dedicated her career to ensuring success for nonprofit missions she cares about.

Danielle has worked as a fundraiser for social justice issues such as housing, education, mass incarceration and the criminalization of communities of color, and now works in the environmental justice space. Her commitment to social justice enables her to authentically promote programming that supports overlooked and underfunded communities.

This past year, Danielle made the decision to run for local office in her hometown. She is running to break barriers in Jersey City, one of the most diverse cities in the country and also a city that is heavily influenced by machine politics. Her top issues are transparency and accountability, housing for all, climate justice and finding ways to be more environmentally sustainable, quality social services, and increasing civic education and awareness in local government.

Danielle hopes that her campaign is a model that shows others that they too can step up, run, and do politics your way, without asking for permission.