Meet Josue Pierre
Born in Haiti and raised in Flatbush, Josue Pierre has lived the struggles faced by thousands of New Yorkers pursuing the American Dream. His mother was a lifelong member of the United States’ largest healthcare union, 1199SEIU, which allowed the Pierres to build capital and transition from rent-stabilized housing to home ownership; Josue was a lifelong public school student and paid his way through CUNY Baruch. His degree led him to a prestigious global accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and eventually to the Office of the New York Comptroller where he oversaw the investment of pension funds into affordable housing, creating thousands of new units throughout the city. There, he carried on his mother’s legacy of union membership by joining Organization of Staff Analysts and supporting contracts which protect the rights, wages, and benefits of thousands of employees.
Josue is running for State Senate because stories like these are increasingly rare; politicians’ promises of economic mobility and security are drifting farther away from hard-working New Yorkers every year. Rents are skyrocketing every year. Schools continue to be underfunded. And immigrants’ rights are under constant attack. We need new progressive leadership to confront the challenges we face in 2020 and beyond.
Josue’s commitment to his community goes far beyond his professional obligations. As a civic leader and activist, Josue has collaborated with tenants’ rights groups to successfully lobby Governor Cuomo to strengthen our rent laws and organized workshops on immigrant protections. He serves as a District Leader for the 42nd Assembly District, sits on Community Board 17 and founded the Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club to better engage Flatbush residents in the political process.