Fighting for

Our Future

I’m Shekar Krishnan and I’m running for NYC Council District 25, my home of Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. Sign up for updates below.

Why I’m Running

New York City is facing an affordability crisis, a racial justice crisis, and a public health crisis. It is more important than ever that we have a fighter representing us, who has both the vision and the experience, to make the changes we need. I am running for City Council because Elmhurst and Jackson Heights deserve a leader who will be fearless in standing up to powerful interests when our community’s needs are at stake.

I am ready to fight for you. I have been living in and fighting for our community for more than a decade. Together, we’ve fought for more open space and safe streets, for more resources for our public schools, and against a racist criminal system. I am eager to take this fight to the City Council.

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Shekar Krishnan and his wife Zoe Levine holding their two young boys
Shekar Krishnan and his wife Zoe Levine holding their two young boys

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City Council District 25:

Elmhurst &
Jackson Heights

Simplified illustration of City Council district 25 borders in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst Queens
Simplified illustration of City Council district 25 borders in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst Queens

City Council District 25

Elmhurst &
Jackson Heights

Elmhurst and Jackson Heights are among the world’s hardest hit areas by the Coronavirus pandemic. This was the result of decades of disinvestment in our community, neglect of our health care needs, and overcrowding in homes caused by a failure to provide truly affordable housing for our community residents. We have a plan to address the systemic and chronic problems plaguing us, built on years of listening to and organizing within our community. Our campaign will put forward the most comprehensive platform of policy solutions to address the interlocking challenges facing us.

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We are a grassroots campaign. We are not accepting any corporate or corporate PAC contributions, developer dollars, lobbyist, or law enforcement money. Because we’re part of the public financing system, your contribution will be matched 8:1 with public funds. We are so grateful for anything you can give at all.

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Shekar’s platform

Now is the time for bold, inclusive change which both roots out corruption in politics and puts power in the hands of the people, especially our workers, our immigrants, and our families.

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Shekar’s Plan For

Housing Justice

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Shekar’s Plan For

Housing Justice

It is the role of government to ensure that every human being has an affordable, dignified, and permanent place to live.

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Shekar’s Plan For

Community Safety & Justice

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Shekar’s Plan For

Community Safety & Justice

So-called reform efforts do not address the racism and violence underlying the criminal institutions of our society, or keep New York’s communities safe. Instead, we must defund the NYPD and decarcerate.

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Shekar’s Plan For

Immigrant Justice

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Shekar’s Plan For

Immigrant Justice

We as a city have an obligation to defend immigrant New Yorkers and resist all efforts by the federal government to co-opt our infrastructure to feed the deportation machine.

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latest Endorsements

Council Member Daniel Dromm Endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Council Member Daniel Dromm

New York State Assembly Member Catalina Cruz Endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Assembly Member Catalina Cruz

AOC's Courage to Change endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

AOC's Courage To Change PAC

State Senator John Liu endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

State Senator John Liu

Rep. Nydia Velazquez Endorses Shekar Krishnan

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez

State Sen. Julia Salazar Endorses Shekar Krishnan

State Senator Julia Salazar

The United Federation of Teachers Endorses Shekar Krishnan

United Federation of Teachers

Make The Road Endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

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The Hotel Trades Council endorses Shekar Krishnan

Hotel Trades Council

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Black Lives Caucus

National Institute for Reproductive Health endorse Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Natl. Institute for Reproductive Health

Community Voices Heard Power Endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Council

Community Voices Heard Power

Committee of Interns & Residents endorses Shekar Krishnan for City Counil

Committee of Interns & Residents SEIU Healthcare

Streets PAC endorses Shekar Krishan for City Council

Streets PAC

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New proposal aims to bring free tuition back to CUNY

Shekar Krishnan — a candidate for New York City Council — is proposing a five point plan which includes making sure private universities pay their fair share in taxes and the state reinvests in its community colleges.

Those funds, Shekar says, would allow CUNY to return to a free tuition model which was the case from its inception in 1847 until 1976.

“It’s the students and families who have done so much for our city – this is really a way for CUNY and for the city to make sure that we are supporting them in the way that they drive this city forward,” Krishnan told PIX11 News.

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Jackson Heights City Council candidate calls for bilingual education in public schools

In a neighborhood celebrated as one of the most diverse in the nation, where nearly 180 foreign languages are spoken, one City Council candidate has presented his case for bilingual education in every public school in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst.

Shekar Krishnan outlined his plan with Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz, who chairs the Task Force on New Americans, and multilingual public school parents and neighbors Tuesday, May 18, at the Jackson Heights post office.

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逸訪艾姆赫斯特 華商:急需政府援助

Singtao Chinese coverage of Elmhurst Small Business Walk

市議會第25選區涵蓋皇后區積臣泰(Jackson Heights)和艾姆赫斯特,約有4萬華裔選民。印度裔參選人克什南(Shekar Krishnan)近日在州參議員劉醇逸的陪同下,走訪當地的華裔小商業主,了解他們在疫情期面對的困難。

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Weekly Bangalee coverage of Shekar's Eid Visits

Weekly Bangalee is the most widely read weekly newspaper in the Bangla language. Published in New York since 1991. See full article in Bangla below

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