Jessica Altagracia Woolford

Jessica Altagracia Woolford

New York Assembly, District 81, NY

Jessica is a mom, a caregiver, a mutual aid organizer, and proud Dominicana.

She’s worked in local and national Democratic politics and government for nearly a decade including at the 2016 Democratic Convention, the UFCW International, the de Blasio administration, New York Immigration Coalition, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s office.

Her grandma taught her that care should never be conditional. And that with faith, anything is possible.

In one of the wealthiest cities and wealthiest countries in the world, no one should ever go hungry. But unfortunately, too many folks can't afford the basics, let alone keep up with all the ways the pandemic made life feel impossible. Too many families are struggling in silence, because those in power aren't listening.

At the height of the pandemic, Jessica started Kingsbridge Unidos: a volunteer-run, mutual aid effort to deliver over 30,000 pounds of fresh produce, in addition to thousands of masks, and valuable bilingual information about COVID-19 and more, to families in Kingsbridge. What started as a door-to-door delivery program at her grandma’s building, has grown to include and prioritize families experiencing homelessness through creative, uplifting and joyful programming.

Jessica believes in the power we have to shape a vibrant world where every kid who lives here to know joy, abundance, and possibility. For every elder to know compassion, stability and dignity. And for everyone in the northwest Bronx to get a shot at living out their dreams without ever having to leave home.