After a decades-long fight, cannabis is finally legal in New York State! That this specific legislation passed in New York — the “marijuana arrest capital of the world” — is nothing less than an incredible achievement. Some of the hard-won hallmarks of the new law — known as the Marijuana…

Kristin Jordan and others rally for racial and economic justice.

Workers have always formed the backbone of our economy. Yet, looking at the way workers have been exploited and abused over the past few decades, and this past year especially, you could hardly tell this is the case. …

Kristin out supporting small businesses!

Over the past year, the small businesses of Central Harlem have faced a number of existential threats: from the public health catastrophe of the COVID-19 pandemic, to the subsequent economic fallout and racial unrest against police terror. For Black small business owners, especially, this has been a tumultuous year that…

Kristin meeting with Harlem seniors

Our seniors are under attack. Capitalism’s focus on human beings as commodities constantly jeopardizes the welfare of our seniors, and the lack of care is unacceptable. …

Number of Green Infrastructure Practices in Harlem– Green points mark constructed and blue points final design

New York City has 40,000 rooftop acres — that’s 1 billion square feet of roofscape — and yet the mere 730 green roofs in NYC account for only 50 of those acres. Green roofs are rooftop installations of vegetation and soil; they help offset many negative environmental consequences of urban…

New York City’s power grid is in trouble. Mismanagement and profiteering have led to a rise in summer blackouts and other recent outages within the city. Deceptive business practices by energy resellers (ESCOs) have put an additional burden on families across the state. …

Sunrise Endorsement of Kristin Richardson Jordan!

Environmental justice ties together two important struggles: protecting our planet and promoting justice for marginalized groups, who are often oppressed through systematic, intentional, unequal exposure to dangerous environments. The poorer neighborhoods with higher concentrations of people of color in NYC are also the ones with the highest rates of pollution…

Meeting with members of the Greater Harlem Coalition and walking the district on February, 23, 2021

In the geographic area of community boards 9, 10, 11, we have 4.2% of New Yorkers and a 7.5% addiction rate, yet we host over 19% of those seeking drug treatment from anywhere in the city at our methadone clinics. Our community is medically redlined– these clinics become massive hubs…

Kristin at the Harlem Community Fridge

For years, working-class families in Harlem have been besieged by pressing issues that have gone ignored by the establishment political class. One of those issues is ‘food insecurity,’ a term used not only to describe prevalent hunger, but also the unavailability of affordable, healthy foods in a community.

A decade…

Housing statistics of District 9– Central Harlem/ Morningside Heights

I firmly believe in housing New York City’s homeless…in homes, not shelters. Housing is a human right and the amount we pour into the shelter system as opposed to directing funds towards a homes guarantee is a dreadful shame. If elected to New York City Council I commit to establishing…

Kristin Richardson Jordan (KRJ)

Candidate for NY City Council District 9 (Central Harlem) Kristin for H.A.R.L.E.M. aka KRJ visit www.KristinForHarlem.com

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