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New York Magazine

Meet Catalina Cruz, the Queens Dreamer Running for Office

March 19, 2018 | by Alex Morris

“I’m a punk when it comes to pain,” admits Catalina Cruz. “I’ll cry from a paper cut.” These are not sentiments one would expect from someone entering the pummeling world of American politics, but Cruz is currently standing in front of the Queens establishment where she got her ears pierced 24 years ago. She peers through the window at the baubles on display before continuing on, her rain boots making a muffled clomp on the sidewalks…



Queens Latino

Catalina Cruz busca la Asamblea con concejal Dromm

June 3, 2018 | by Javier Castaño

Alrededor de 70 personas acudieron este viernes al lanzamiento oficial de la candidatura de Catalina Cruz al distrito 39 de la Asamblea del estado de Nueva York. Quiere desbancar a Ari Espinal, la candidata que fue puesta en esa posición por la maquinaria del Partido Demócrata, aunque no quiso atacarla. “Yo he producido resultados positivos en esta comunidad y quiero que el votante escoja al mejor candidato”, dijo Cruz. Tammy E. Rose, educadora y residente de…



Dunya News

Catalina Cruz Earns Social Workers PAC Endorsement

June 8, 2018 | by Dunya News

Jackson Heights, NY – Catalina Cruz, Democrat for State Assembly (39th District), won the endorsement of the National Association of Social Workers Political Action and Candidate Election (NASW-PACE) this week. Its members voted overwhelming to support Cruz citing her experience and record of advocacy on behalf of New York’s most vulnerable communities. “NASW-NYC’s Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Committee is excited to endorse Catalina Cruz, a DREAMer and strong advocate for immigrant, workers and women’s…



Queens Courier / QNS

Jackson Heights Assembly candidate supports right to gender identity in new LGBT initiative

May 25, 2018 | by Jenna Bagcal

State Assembly hopeful Catalina Cruz unveiled on May 24 plans to support the LGBT community in Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona, including passing legislation protecting gender identity and expression under human rights law. The candidate for State Assembly in District 39 held a roundtable discussion with LGBT representatives from these neighborhoods. Following the discussion, Cruz created a plan that would offer protection, education and resources to members of the community. Her top priority in the initiative…



Video: Voice of America: Catalina Cruz, dreamer colombiana en NY ahora se lanza a la política [VIDEO]

Video: MLK Vigil [VIDEO]

Video: Catalina's Introduction at Candidate Debate Night [VIDEO]

Marie Claire

I'm a DREAMer Who Grew Up Undocumented, Poor, and Terrified. That's Why I'm Running for Office.

June 22, 2018 | by Catalina Cruz

What’s happening in the United States of America at this moment is pure terrorism, cruel, inhuman treatment of children Late one night this week, I rushed to LaGuardia Airport as word spread that children separated from their parents at the border would be landing there en route to New York City-based federal facilities. I wanted to show these kids that they are not alone and that there are people here who care about them. When I…



Queens Courier / QNS

Hundreds of protesters gather at LaGuardia as migrant children arrive following Trump’s executive order

June 21, 2018 | by Jenna Bagcal

Just hours after President Trump signed an executive order reversing his family separation policy, hundreds converged upon LaGuardia Airport on Wednesday night to greet young children who had been separated from their parents and flown in from Texas. Among the protesters were Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Assembly candidate Catalina Cruz. Both Van Bramer and Cruz sent live tweets from the scene, sharing photos and videos of the protesters, many of whom stayed at the airport until…



Video: Congressman Luis Gutierrez Endorses Catalina Cruz [VIDEO]


Club demócrata de lesbianas y gays de Queens respalda a Catalina Cruz

June 15, 2018 | by Karmina L. Fonseca

Catalina Cruz, candidata demócrata para la Asamblea Estatal por el Distrito 39, obtuvo el respaldo influyente del Club de lesbianas y gays demócratas de Queens (LGDCQ). Sus miembros votaron abrumadoramente por respaldar a Cruz citando su experiencia, posiciones políticas sobre los derechos LGBT y compromiso con la comunidad. LGDCQ es el único club demócrata independiente de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgénero en el condado de Queens, en la ciudad de Nueva York. El respaldo de LGDCQ…