Kristin Richardson Jordan (KRJ) Community Councilwoman For District 9
Radical Love News
On January 1st, 2022 Kristin Richardson Jordan began her life as New York City Councilwoman for Harlem District 9. We elected her by disrupting the district with radical love. Are you with Kristin for H.A.R.L.E.M.? Sign up here for updates.
Kristin’s policy platform in representing District 9 (Central Harlem) is comprised of 7 focus areas simplified in the acronym H.A.R.L.E.M.
YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 7 POLICY FOCUS AREAS OF H.A.R.L.E.M. HERE.
a focus on people & service
Kristin (KRJ) focuses on service and community care and her and her team engage in outreach/mutual aid six times a week, bi-weekly task forces, a women’s support chat, and regular mutual aid including food giveaways, monthly park cleanups, COVID masks/testing, and numerous other service events.
Third Generation Harlem
Kristin Richardson Jordan is a creative, Black, lesbian, activist, author, teacher, Brown University graduate, social justice advocate, spiritual warrior, and 3rd-generation Harlemite who began representing Harlem New York City Council District 9, Central Harlem on January 1st, 2022. She believes in full employment, free quality education, free public transportation, and prison abolition and has a policy platform encompassing 7 policy focus areas that spell out H.A.R.L.E.M. As a councilmember she proudly serves on six committees including the sanitation committee, the committee on aging, the committee on veterans affairs, woman and gender equity, youth services, and the committee on civil and human rights. Dubed “the female Charles Barron” for her progressive and at times even radical politics, she works closely with her “partner-in-crime” in his work on the comittee on housing, committee on public housing, and committee on higher education. At 34 years old Kristin is the youngest Black woman to hold this office in this district. She also, along with Crystal Hudson, is among the first openly LGBTQ Black woman to be on the New York City Council from any district. This, in addition to the politics she brings with her, her servant heart, and movement leadership is a recipe for meaningful, lasting, necessary change.
YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT KRISTIN RICHARDSON JORDAN (KRJ) HERE.