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About Marisol

SENATOR MARISOL Alcántara  

State Senator Marisol Alcántara 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 immigrating to the United States at the age of 12, she has seen firsthand the problems facing New York City and State, from underfunded schools and public services, to insufficient protections for workers and immigrants, to a healthcare system that leaves many behind.


 

Marisol's Impact

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From funding the Immigration Defense Fund to bringing legal services to our neighborhoods, Senator Alcántara is on the forefront of supporting her constituents in their struggles.  

15+

Million Dollars Secured

To fund the Immigrant Defense Fund to bring free legal services to immigrants in our neighborhoods.

 

7.1

Million   

In resources from the state for community-based organizations.  

 
 

40

Bills passed, sponsored or
co-authored  

During her first term as Senator, covering a vast spectrum which includes immigration, environmental, domestic violence, suicide prevention and mental health services among them.  

 

Legislative Accomplishments

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Whether sponsoring bills to support women's right and mental health or for immigration rights, Senator Alcántara impressive lists of  accomplishments for a first-term Senator.    

ENDORSEMENTS

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 PRESS

2017

Senator Alcántara’s legislative priorities include fighting for women in New York City to ensure their reproductive rights are upheld and to maintain funding for Planned Parenthood. Alcántara wants to make sure that New York “stays on the forefront of standing up for women’s health.” Senator Alcántara is a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood because “immigrant and working class women rely on its services.”

Senator Alcántara is committed to providing economic and educational opportunities for her constituents. She noted that schools in her district are “often overcrowded and underfunded,” and she wants to make college affordable.

 Women In Government Inc /

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