Alderman, City of Chicago
Queer, Latinx, and a democratic socialist, Carlos Ramirez-Rosa has served as Alderman of Chicago’s 35th Ward since his election to the City Council in 2015. A deportation defense organizer prior to his election, Carlos has legislated by co-conspiring with movements for social and economic justice. Carlos is the chief sponsor of legislation to: tax the rich; divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline; strengthen city protections for undocumented immigrants; and end racist policing. Carlos was an elected Bernie Sanders delegate to the 2016 DNC, and was named an “emerging power player” by Chicago Magazine in 2017 for organizing a broad people-power base that holds him accountable and fights for progressive policies.