Candidate for New York State Senate in the 18th District
Debbie Medina is a candidate for State Senate in the 18th District, and the first in New York to run openly as a democratic socialist.
Debbie has brought together countless tenants in the community, building tenant associations and winning critical victories against greedy landlords. She has organized dozens of buildings to launch rent strikes, obtaining repairs and rent reductions. Through this work, she has built tenant power and preserved thousands of units of affordable housing.
As a proud Puerto Rican woman, Debbie has fought back against discrimination and racism, helping to win major reforms in our NYCHA buildings. She has worked to defend our schools and daycares from underfunding and neglect. She has build coalitions and alliances between parents, workers, tenants, and small businesses, to defend our community from those that would turn it into something unaffordable and unrecognizable.