The Path to a Life in Politics: Meet Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz

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Brooklyn, NY 11235-2398
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The Path to a Life in Politics: Meet Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz

Wednesday, October 30th

11:30-12:30

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All are welcome to learn about the path to a life in politics. Catalina Cruz was elected to serve the residents of the New York State Assembly’s 39th District. Assemblywoman Cruz has the privilege of representing one of the most diverse districts in the nation, which encompasses the neighborhoods of Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights.

Catalina was born in Colombia and came to Queens at the age of 9. Catalina grew up as a DREAMer; she lived in the United States for more than 10 years as an undocumented American. Catalina was raised by a single mother, who like many immigrants had to work multiple and menial jobs to provide for her family. As a single mother of four children, she worked long hours during the week as a nanny, cleaned offices at night, and sold tamales and empanadas at the soccer fields on the weekends. Inspired by her mother’s perseverance, Catalina has committed her career to fighting for our community and to ensure our workers, neighbors and families not only survive, but thrive.

 

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctorate from the City University of New York School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

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Wednesday, 30 October, 2019

Contact:

Helen-Margaret Nasser

Phone: (718) 368-4954
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