Pierina is an Afro-Dominicana, daughter of immigrants, and lifelong Bronxite, born in University Heights and raised in Kingsbridge. Pierina grew up watching the hard work of her elders – selling oranges, driving taxis, cleaning buildings and schools – to ensure her generation had a chance at higher education and opportunity.
From the White House to the community board, and from advocacy to City Hall – Pierina has been and will continue to be a fighter for immigrant families, racial justice, affordable housing and good jobs.keep reading
Our community, city and country are at a critical moment in the fight for social justice, and Pierina believes in our community’s capacity to get through the most difficult of challenges and still rise.
Pierina is running to fight for a just recovery from COVID-19 that puts racial and economic justice at the center, and to demand the resources we deserve to be healthy and thrive.keep reading
Pierina’s platform was developed in collaboration with her neighbors:
Every one of us deserves to live in a stable and healthy home.keep reading
Economic opportunity should be universal.keep reading
Every child deserves access to a quality public education.keep reading
Healthcare is a human right and access should be provided to all - no matter their immigration status, income, age, gender, ability or sexual identity.keep reading
Every family should feel safe in their neighborhood.keep reading
Our neighbors deserve to live in a clean environment that is healthy and resilient against current and future climate risks.keep reading