Jersey City Ward D council hopeful Danielle Freire will be hosting a drag brunch fundraiser later this month, aptly titled “Drag Me to the Polls.”
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Powered by people ready to see authentic representation in the Heights, our event is an ode to the historic efforts made by the fierce LGBTQIA+ community who have fought to be seen and heard. The LGBTQIA+ community is near and dear to me – I’m a proud ally and friend to amazing humans who’ve brightened my life with love, joy, and wisdom,” Freire said in a statement.
“We must continue to support our friends and family members by being a vocal advocate and educating ourselves on the history of the gay liberation movement. This includes acknowledging the erasure of Black, Brown, Indigenous, two-spirit, and trans communities who to this day face systemic violence and discrimination. Let’s promote a just and equitable city where ALL residents can thrive.”
The event will feature Jersey City and New York City Drag Queens and Kings, featuring Kia Karr, Slaylani, MysterE Mel Kiki, and Betty U Bttm.
Drag Me to the Polls will be hosted at the 512 Quantum Sound rooftop, located at 512 Paterson Plank Road, on Saturday, June 26th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Freire is challenging incumbent Yousef Saleh, who was appointed to the city council in April of last year and won a November special election in definitive fashion.