My name is Nirva LaFortune, and I'm running for Providence City Council in Ward 3. I have lived the challenges our city faces, and I know we need to come together as a community to address them. I came to Providence from Haiti as a child, and I grew up here. I attended the Providence Public Schools and my children do, too. This is a scary time in our country. We need strong, independent leadership at every level. I will fight for great public schools for every child. I will work to make our city welcoming for immigrants and safe for everyone. And I will stand for honest, responsive and accountable city government for all.