2017 Elections – #TeamGreen

Congratulations to Mirna Martínez, who placed 7th in this year's Board of Education race to win her 3rd term on the board. Running solely on the Green line, Mirna received 1,161 votes, winning the seat by 9 votes.

First-time candidate Erick Carrión ran a strong campaign and received 731 votes. We look forward to his continued involvement and future runs!

The New London Greens launched this year's campaign with a party at our campaign headquarters on Saturday, September 23. Thanks to everyone who came to our events to meet the candidates, learn about opportunities to volunteer, talk about important issues, and have a good time!

Board of Education – Mirna Martínez

Two-term incumbent Board of Education member Mirna Martínez has worked as a bilingual Teacher in Boston, New York City and New London, and as Youth Program Director of FRESH-New London (Food, Resources, Education, Security, Health). She is a cofounder of New London Parent Advocates (NLPA) and is founder and president of the pro-education nonprofit Re:public Ed.

As Policy Committee Chair, Mirna has advanced policies that support equity, diversity, accessibility and environmental responsibility. She has also initiated networking with other districts, primarily in Connecticut's cities, to share ideas and collaborate in support of public education.

Mirna is committed to prioritizing school spending where it most directly impacts students' experiences and quality of education; providing resources for diverse learning in order to narrow the opportunity gap; ensuring that our all-magnet district addresses the educational needs of New London students; and creating a respectful school environment.

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Board of Education – Erick Carrión

After his graduation from New London High School in 2010, Erick continued his education in Puerto Rico, where he received a BA in Theater, minor in Education, from Sacred Heart University, and took graduate courses in Public Administration at University of Puerto Rico. He has worked extensively as a Youth and Community Organizer in New London.

Erick will work to ensure that NLPS students have access to wide-ranging, pertinent, and holistic learning to support their intellectual and emotional growth; transform our public schools into effective institutions for building a just and democratic community; provide opportunities for sustained dialogue and restorative practices; and cultivate ethics, solidarity, social awareness and creativity within our schools and community.

By connecting our community with our schools, Erick looks ahead to building a better and brighter future for everyone.

More about Erick

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