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It's Time for Change


A Strong Community Voice

About Yiatin Chu

Yiatin Chu knows what matters to New Yorkers: safe, clean and affordable cities, high quality education and safe schools for children, and upholding quality of life in our neighborhoods which isn’t overrun by special interest groups. After seeing alarming divisive changes to policies over the past decade, Yiatin made the decision to step away from a successful career in healthcare and media to become an outspoken advocate for common sense policies including supporting law and order, merit-based education, property owner rights and upholding quality of life.

Yiatin at the rally to suppor Mayor Adams' veto of the How Many Stops Act.
Yiatin is running for NY State Senate 11 because progressive policies like Bail Reform and Immigration are working against our local communities and quality of life. New York needs effective policies that don’t come at the expense of safe and clean neighborhoods. We deserve better - It’s time for change. 
Yiatin led PLACE NYC's Merit Matters rally to protest lottery admissions at NYC high schools.

Yiatin co-founded PLACE NYC in 2019, a parent volunteer group, to advocate for rigorous, high quality public education. In 2022, she launched Asian Wave Alliance, a nonpartisan political club to educate Asian voters on the issues and encourage Asian voter participation which have made a tremendous impact on NYC in reigning in progressive policies which have eroded away our quality of life. In October 2023, Yiatin was honored as one of 49 “The Most Powerful People You Never Heard Of” by New York Magazine for her grassroots accomplishments. She has authored op-eds in the NY Post, NY Daily News and Queens Chronicle; and has been an invited guest on Fox & Friends, Varney, CBS, Fox5 and regularly quoted in local press.

Yiatin’s family immigrated to Queens, NY when she was 8. She graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, holds a BA in Economics from SUNY Binghamton and was awarded a full merit scholarship to Boston University where she received her MBA in Marketing. Yiatin lives in Whitestone with her husband and two daughters.

Yiatin grew up in Whitestone, Queens.
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