Sunday, August 04, 2013

Independent Mayoral Candidate Adolfo Carrion at Ecuadorian Pride Parade: Queens NY

Very enthusiastic proud crowd today at the Ecuadorian Parade in Jackson Heights Queens NY!

Among the notables:

Adolfo Carrión, a rising Democratic Party star who quit the party in October 2012 to become an independent and run for Mayor of NY...

  • Former member of the New York City Council
  • Spent 44 days in Federal Prison for protesting the bombing on the island of Vieques, PR
  • Elected twice as Bronx Borough President (2002-2009)
  • Served two terms as President of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials
  • Appointed by President Obama as the nation’s first Director of Urban Affairs
  • Small business owner in the real estate development sector

The Daily News reports:
Queens counts more than 100,000 residents who hail from Ecuador, making it the largest community of people who hail from the South American country of any county in the U.S.
Corona happens to be home to Queens’ “Little Ecuador,” but it’s neighboring Jackson Heights that plays host to the community’s annual Ecuadorian Pride Parade. (Read more)

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