Marni Halasa is a passionate lawyer, journalist, professional figure skater and political activist/performance artist with national and international media acclaim for her protest art. With her protest consulting group, she has also organized protests and taught high school students the importance and art of the protest. She has also collectively organized independent contractors to have more of a voice in the workplace. After years of genuine activism as one of NYC’s most recognized protesters, she is a candidate for City Council District 3 running as an independent on the Eco Justice Party line, inspired by the Green Party platform of ecological, economic and social justice. She recently was endorsed by the Small Business Congress for her support of the Small Business Jobs Survival Act.
As a professional figure skater and coach at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers, Marni coaches the United States Figure Skating nationally-ranked Theatrical Showcase Team, the Sky Rink All Stars, the longest-running children’s skating theater in New York City. Previously, she was an editor and reporter for the New York Law Journal, the Bond Buyer, Litigation Management, Fixed Income Daily. She achieved a M.S. at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, a J.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a B.S. degree at Carnegie-Mellon University. Together with her husband, Peter Cecere, they own, Red Eye Coffee, a small coffee shop on 9th Avenue and West 34th Street.