Why I'm Running
My name is Faith Rivera and I would like to be your next State Representative. I am a voting rights activist with a track record of fighting for Wyandotte County. Growing up in Rosedale, I was raised by a single mom. After escaping an abusive relationship, I had to raise my two kids alone. I understand what it's like trying to survive paycheck to paycheck. I want to take that knowledge to Topeka. Turner and Argentine deserve a Representative who can fight for them. I want to be that advocate for my community.
As a voting rights activist, I helped found Connect the Dotte, an organization promoting civic engagement in Wyandotte County. When Wyandotte Country tried to put a voting location in the South Patrol Police Station, I worked with the ACLU to get it relocated to the Argentine Community Center. When our leaders tried to privatize half of the Argentine Community Center with a Metro 24 Fitness, I led efforts to oppose it. While we weren't successful in that fight, it inspired me to run for office for the first time. In 2020, I worked as one of the Kansas Third Congressional District Directors for the Progressive Turnout Project, where I helped my neighbors make their voices heard in the political process. I am a committed progressive and previously served as the Kansas chair of Our Revolution KC. I also helped launch Our Revolution Kansas. I currently serve on the Wyandotte County Parks and Recreation Board. If elected to the Kansas Statehouse, I will utilize my office to continue to fight for the people who need it most.