2019 City Council At-Large Candidate
Previous occupations: Counselor and Translator at Planned Parenthood; American Friends Service Committee; Assistant Director of the Philadelphia Student Union; Executive Director of Juntos
Candidate questionnaire: Not completed
Almirón is a community activist who has been engaged with several organizations, most recently as the Executive Director of Juntos working to fight ICE’s policies in Philadelphia.
This candidate has declined to answer a candidate questionnaire.
All of the information below comes from Almirón’s campaign website.
Supports implementing rent control
Supports providing a publicly-funded attorney for those facing eviction or foreclosure
Supports ending the 10-year tax abatement
Supports encouraging resident-owned housing co-ops
Supports property tax relief for lower-income households and those on fixed income
Criminal justice reform
Supports “ban the box” legislation, which prohibits employers from asking about criminal records
Supports creating job training programs and job opportunities for those formerly incarcerated
Supports increasing funding for the Police Advisory Commission and increasing its powers so that it can subpoena and investigate cases
Generally supports increased funding for public schools, and advocates for a fair funding formula from the state
Supports a moratorium on new charter schools
Generally opposed to privatization of schools
Supports creating Payment in Lieu of Taxes programs for large institutions like hospitals and schools that are tax-exempt