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PROUDLY ENDORSED BY

JULIA SALAZAR

NEW YORK STATE SENATOR

"I'm proud to endorse Elisa Crespo, an inspiring candidate running for the 15th Council District in the Bronx. Elisa embodies the progressive values that we have been fighting for & I have been impressed with her advocacy in our movement. Elisa will fight for economic justice & for the front line working families in the Bronx. I'm excited to support her & her vision."

HARVEY EPSTEIN

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER, AD74

​“I’m proud to endorse Elisa Crespo for city council. She’s proven to be a champion for her district, lifting up vulnerable communities for years and especially during a dangerous pandemic.  Elisa’s passion and commitment to racial, economic and social justice will continue to drive her to be a powerful elected official who is invested in community.  I hope you will join me in supporting her and vote for Elisa on March 23rd.”

JESSICA GONZALEZ-ROJAS

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER, AD34

"I’m so proud to endorse Elisa Crespo for New York City Council today. Elisa is a truly transformative candidate and activist who has an impressive combination of government experience, activism, and bold plans for what she believes her neighbors need. I believe that she will be an incredible Councilmember for her district at a time when we need relentless passion for equity and justice. The next Council will confront complex issues and questions about the very soul of our city and she is ready to do what is needed. Like a true organizer, Elisa has mobilized an intersectional coalition that believes in her campaign and platform. It’s an honor to join her and endorse her”

HELEN ROSENTHAL

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

“I am proud to endorse Elisa Crespo for the 15th Council District. More than any other candidate, Elisa Crespo has been fighting for income equality, jobs, education, and is a bold leader standing against racial and gender injustice. Elisa has a plan and is the most qualified candidate to implement these changes once elected to the City Council.”

JIMMY VAN BRAMER

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

“I’m proud to support Elisa Crespo for City Council because I know she will represent her district with passion, grit, and conviction. Elisa is a trailblazer whose life story demonstrates her inner strength. We need more activists with the courage to fight for working people and lift up those who need a champion. Elisa is and will be that champion.”

JOHN BLASCO

DISTRICT LEADER | 74TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

“I am proud to endorse Elisa Crespo for City Council. During this difficult time of COVID19 I’ve seen Elisa step up to protect her community and engage with leaders around the city to make sure her district has the resources they need. We need a fighter for district 15 and Elisa embodies just that!”

SAMUEL NEMIR-OLIVARES

DISTRICT LEADER | 53RD ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

“When elected in the Bronx, Elisa Crespo will become the first transgender person in the City Council and to hold a legislative office in the state of New York. This historic advancement will cause ripple effects throughout the country confirming that LGBTQ and transgender candidates are as qualified and talented. I’m excited about Elisa’s campaign — she’s pushing a transformative and creative vision that includes a municipal jobs guarantee program for low-income people and vulnerable populations, and fighting for housing and environmental justice. Her personal life experiences — going through economic hardship, discrimination, sex work, family issues, and being a working-class New Yorker — Elisa understands the struggles and opportunities needed of everyday New Yorkers. She’s smart, eloquent, and shares an electric and contagious energy that will inspire many in the fight for social justice.”

BRAD HOYLMAN

NEW YORK STATE SENATOR

“Elisa is an outstanding leader and I wholeheartedly endorse her for Council. We need Elisa in the office to fight for her community."

MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO

FORMER SPEAKER OF THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL

"Over the last year, I have seen how our communities have been affected by the pandemic, how marginalized neighborhoods have been hurt by unnecessary over-policing, and how our most vulnerable are forced to live with systemic oppression.  

We need a candidate who will create pathways for unemployed workers, particularly those stigmatized by race, gender identity, or former incarceration status. We must seize upon this moment to make history, and elect bold leaders who are prepared to tackle the fights ahead. That’s why I’m proud to endorse mi hermana, a fellow Latina, Elisa Crespo, candidate for City Council in The Bronx’s 15th District." 
 

BEN KALLOS

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 5

"I'm proud to endorse Elisa Crespo for the City Council! I've known & worked with her since she was a policy intern in our office. She is a remarkable advocate & impressive activist who will fight to change the same systems which have worked against her and her community."

ANTONIO REYNOSO

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

“I am thrilled to endorse Elisa Crespo for City Council. Elisa will be a fierce fighter for Bronx working families; she’s independent, strong, and understands the challenges that the families of her district are living through because she’s lived through them her entire life.  She is the fighter for jobs and justice that our City needs to expand affordable housing, help us recover from COVID, reform our racist criminal justice system, and uplift her entire community with good jobs and real economic opportunity.”

PAMELA STEWART-MARTINEZ

DISTRICT LEADER | 87TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

​​"We need Elisa Crespo in the City Council. She has the vision, tenacity, and knowledge to represent our community well. I’m excited to work with her because she’s the only candidate fighting for just and affordable housing that we desperately need. Women need to be represented in the City Council, and Elisa will fight for the Bronx."

MELISSA SKLARZ

DISTRICT LEADER | 30TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

“I met Elisa Crespo as part of the Bronx Borough President’s staff as part of the LGBT Policy Advisory team. In a short amount of time, I discovered her intelligence, passion, and vision for our community, for the Bronx, and for New York. Elisa Crespo is the leader we need in the city council and the 15th District and I am so proud to support her candidacy.”

JULIAN SEPÚLVEDA

FORMER CANDIDATE, CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 15

"Supporting Elisa was an easy decision. She is a Bronxite and a Latina, who was raised by a working-class mother. Her lived experience is rooted in the complex struggles that many in our community live day-to-day. Her campaign is an opportunity to make history by building a movement that empowers the Latinx community while building LGBTQ power in the Bronx. I know that she will fight for clean, safe streets, and affordable housing. As progressives and as Puerto Ricans, we’ll work together to build a new vision for representation in our district and across the city. It’s my honor to endorse Elisa and join her people-powered movement.”

BONITA DENT

TENANT LEADER, LAMBERT HOUSES

LGBTQ VICTORY FUND

MAYOR ANNISE PARKER | PRESIDENT & CEO

“We’re proud to endorse Elisa Crespo, who is running to represent the 15th district in the Bronx on the New York City Council. Elisa is a trailblazing, trans-Latina whose historic run is significant for the LGBTQ community. Elisa is poised to be the first trans voice on the New York City Council from the Bronx. Her allyship and solidarity with the LGBTQ movement will deliver unprecedented representation in local politics.”

ELAINE HODGES

TENANT LEADER, NYCHA TWIN PARKS WEST

NORTH WEST BRONX DEMOCRATS

ANTHONY RIVIECCIO & SHEILA SANCHEZ

“Elisa possesses a unique sense of justice, bravery, and inclusion that will be a refreshing change to Bronx Politics. We're proud to support her and her historic campaign for City Council.”

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