Rivera and the ‘Appointed’ Senator

City Councilman Joel Rivera is organizing a rally tomorrow on the City Hall steps to urge newly minted Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to change her position on immigration and gun control issues.

“I’m not jumping on a band wagon just to jump on a band wagon,” he said.

Rivera, speaking to me in City Hall just now, said that Gillibrand “has to” evolve her position on immigration issues and that “if she doesn’t, she’ll have a real problem.”

“She’s an appointed official,” he said, pointedly.

Rivera said he’ll call for Gillibrand to meet with him and immigrant rights activists in the near future.

Rivera and the ‘Appointed’ Senator