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De La Rosa for City Council

Meet Assemblywoman Carmen de La Rosa

  • NYS Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa was elected to the New York State Assembly in November 2016 and was sworn into office in January 2017.
  • She represents the communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, and Marble Hill.
  • Committee Memberships: Banks, Corporations, Authorities & Commissions, Corrections, Housing, Labor, Mental Health,
  • AW De La Rosa chairs the subcommittee on Infrastructure
  • She is a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus, The Puerto Rican/ Hispanic Taskforce, Taskforce on Women’s Issues.
  • She was elected as First Vice-Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus in May 2019.

Carmen is passionate about using government as a tool for social change and a vehicle to empower and support communities. A lifelong resident of Inwood, Carmen resides on the same street she was raised, with her husband Jose and daughter, Mia. She looks forward to continuing to serve and bringing about progressive changes for the community she so deeply loves.

Legislative Accomplishments

Assemblywoman De La Rosa has used her voice & platform to demand criminal justice reform, the strengthening of rent stabilization laws that protect and prioritize low-income tenants, stood firmly for women’s rights and equality, and has been a leading voice in the development of policies around Mental Health services for minority communities and suicide prevention. Carmen is passionate about using government as a tool for social change and a vehicle to empower and support communities.​

Assemblywoman De La Rosa was the main sponsor of the New York State Dream Act and ushered its passage in the NYS Assembly in January 2019. The bill was signed into law in 2019.

Assemblywoman De La Rosa was part of a coalition of advocates and tenants who helped organize and usher in The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie appointed Assemblywoman De La Rosa to serve as a member of a special task force convened to create anti-sexual harassment legislation for New York State.

Assemblywoman De La Rosa passed legislation to bring access to education and resources to minority communities on Autism and mental health resources available to them.

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