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Eliseo Labayen for New York City Council

District 29


I’m seeking the honor of serving Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, and Richmond Hill as a New York City Councilmember on a straightforward platform. Through investments in transportation, education, small businesses, and infrastructure, I will protect our most vulnerable citizens, preserve our cherished community, and lead our community with commonsense reform.

What Matters for District 29

ANIMAL RIGHTS AND WELFARE

The humane treatment of animals must always be a priority for NYC

UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME

Our current approach to supporting our most vulnerable isn’t working.

TRANSPORTATION

Improvements for sidewalk and road safety, city commuting, and more.

EDUCATION

Greater access to college, safety for schools, and a commonsense approach to student loans.

SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

New York’s economic recovery depends on our small businesses

GENDER EQUITY

Ongoing support for free menstrual products to all municipal buildings

HOUSING

Overcoming the hurdle of affordable housing and homelessness

MENTAL HEALTH

Support for Kendra’s Law and housing for the mentally ill

FOOD INSECURITY

Provide options for the city to address the food insecurity crisis

INFRASTRUCTURE

We cannot abide by a borough mega jail being built in Kew Gardens

CLIMATE CHANGE

We must not lose site of the impending battle for our environment.

Join the Campaign

Change takes a community.

Volunteer now and become part of Eliseo’s campaign for commonsense reform.

Press and Media

Finish the Queens Boulevard Bike Lane Now

The poor leadership of CM Koslowitz is holding up street safety, a Council hopeful says. “From 1990 to 2017, 186 people were killed on the street, including 138 pedestrians, according to the New York Times. The elderly and disabled couldn’t walk underneath or sprint across; they still can’t.”

queenspost PODCAST: We Talk to Eliseo Labayen, Candidate for the 29th District Council Seat

PODCAST with the Queens Post: We Talk to Eliseo Labayen, Candidate for the 29th District Council Seat

Today, [Queens Post] speaks to Eliseo Labayen who is one of those candidates vying for the seat that covers Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Rego Park.

Eliseo Labayen for NY City Council 2021

Four (so far) in race for City Council seat

Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) will be term-limited out of office at the end of 2021 and Democratic candidates are lining up to fill the void.

Eliseo Labayen Op-Ed Cover Image

Op-Ed: United we stand, divided we fall

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. I am running for office because there are a plethora of issues impacting my community all at the same time…