Ramón Cando epitomizes the American Dream. Ramón emigrated from South America in the 1990s and has lived in Elmhurst, Queens, for over two decades. He studied finance and liberal arts.
Like many before him, Ramón came to the United States searching for opportunity, working as a laborer, always seeking to advance through hard work and perseverance.
In 2008, after the financial crisis hit all Americans, he found himself struggling, living paycheck to paycheck, only to work harder and harder, seeing little progress.
He realized that far too many people in his local community were also struggling. Shortly after that, Ramón Cando landed a vocational career opportunity as a laborer and member of Local 78 LIUNA. While learning his craft, Ramón became keenly aware of the importance of organized labor unions.
Ramón became active in his union, organizing and encouraging workers to fight for their rights and stand up against exploitation.
Now, Ramón is running for the Assembly to be the voice our community needs in Albany.