Rita Joseph – Democratic Nominee for District 40
Rita Joseph is the Democratic nominee and expected Councilmember for District 40. After immigrating to the U.S. from Haiti in her youth, Rita became civically engaged and began her life of advocacy. While growing up in Flatbush, Rita quickly recognized the power of activism. At just 19 years old, she organized her first rally with a group she founded, Haitian Enforcement Against Racism, in order to protest the FDA’s discriminatory “bad blood” rules that prevented people of Haitian descent from donating blood. The rally succeeded in its mission, and the FDA rescinded the racist rule. Learn more at www.ritajoseph.com.
Interview with Rita Joseph