NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez represents the 10th Council District at the New York City Council. This includes the neighborhoods of Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill, hardworking communities bursting with culture and creativity. During his time in office, Council Member Rodriguez has been a fierce advocate for working families and those striving toward the middle class.
Ydanis started his career in public service as the co-founder of Gregorio Luperon High School in Washington Heights, a school focused on supporting newly-arrived immigrants from Latin America. Ydanis taught here for 13 years before winning his City Council seat in 2009.
As a progressive-minded legislator and leader, Ydanis has stood at the forefront of efforts to close the wage gap, enhance workers’ rights, fight for protections for immigrants and build safer communities. He has always been a champion for social justice since his time leading student movements against tuition increases and police brutality, carrying through to his highly visible support at Occupy Wall Street protests and worker actions. Ydanis was profiled as Time Magazine 2011 Person of the Year for his action during Occupy Wall Street.
At the same time, Ydanis has burnished his credentials as a progressive who can get things done. READ MORE