On April 3rd, Ana Maria Archila celebrated more than 40K signatures that her volunteers collected in her bid to be a Lt. Governor. The party was in Terraza 7, a bar in Jackson Heights, a well-known Colombian neighborhood in Queens, NY.

In her speech, Ana María Archila thanked all her volunteers and different organizations that have supported her campaign and invited them to continue doing the work for the upcoming elections. “ I’m grateful to be here for being part of this community, for being a daughter of the immigrants’ movement, and for having this community’s support, trust, energy, and ideas,” said Ana María.

Jumaane Williams, the candidate for the governor and Archila’s running mate, addressed the crowd and criticized the current Governor Hochul on the deal to spend 850 million dollars on building a stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

Ana María Archila is the first LatinX person to run to become a Lt. Governor in New York State. She founded Make the Road, an organization that advocates for the rights of immigrants, sexual minorities, and African Americans, and she was the former CEO of the Center for Popular Democracy.