Thomas Lopez-Pierre is a 46 year old man of Puerto Rican, Dominican and Haitian descent.
Thomas Lopez-Pierre: a sinner, saved by God's grace (born addicted to drugs, raised in foster care and group homes) is a man of the people, fighting for social justice.
Thomas Lopez-Pierre’s campaign for NYC Council is rooted in uniting the Black and Hispanic communitiesof Upper Manhattan (working with socially conscious White people) to stop landlords from displacing tenants.
The 7th Council District of the New York City Council is 65% Black and Hispanic!
The 7th Council District runs from 96th Streets on the Upper Westside through West Harlem and Washington Heights up to 165th Street(map of 7th Council District).
Today, Black people [make up 40%] of the population in Harlem, down from 65% in less than 20 years due to landlords displacing tenants (and the numbers are just as bad for Hispanics).
Thomas Lopez-Pierre does NOT accept campaign contributions from landlords.
In 2013, Mark Levine was elected with about 7,000 votes of which about 5,000 votes came from the White community of the Upper Westside and the minority candidates received about 11,000 votes from the Black and Hispanic communities of Harlem and Washington Heights out of a total vote count of about 18,000.
The Black and Hispanic community foolishly divided their votes among 8 minority candidates.