Sunday, June 21, 2020. New York City – We need real change. We need a transformation in New York State and in the country. Enough of corrupt centrist Democrats.
Bernie is still on the ballot in New York State. Vote for Bernie on Tuesday, June 23, 3030. His website: https://berniesanders.com/
This is a message from Bernie Sanders:
“Tuesday’s primary in New York.
New York’s Democratic primary is this Tuesday, June 23rd, and Bernie has endorsed a number of strong progressive candidates across the state.
Now more than ever, it is critical that we show the strength of our multi-generational, multi-racial working class movement by electing strong progressives — and that we all stay safe while doing so.
Polling places will be open across the state from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., with mail-in absentee voting strongly encouraged. Your mail-in ballot must be postmarked or dropped off in-person at your local Board of Elections office by Tuesday, June 23rd.
Be sure to cast your ballot, and if you can, vote for these Bernie-endorsed candidates fighting for justice and a progressive agenda in communities all across New York.
Jamaal Bowman is a public school teacher and principal in the Bronx who is running for the U.S. House in the 16th District to unseat a 16-term incumbent Democrat. Jamaal understands that low-income families are locked out of opportunity and a decent life due to a system that is rigged to benefit the wealthy. In Congress he will lead the fight for investing in our public schools, ending mass incarceration, and addressing the housing crisis.
(His website: https://www.bowmanforcongress.com/)
Mondaire Jones is a progressive community leader running for the U.S. House in the 17th District covering Rockland County and parts of Westchester County. His campaign platform aligns with many of the same issues that were at the center of our campaign for president, including Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage, and criminal justice reform.
(His website: https://mondaireforcongress.com/)
Samelys López is a community organizer running for the U.S. House in the 15th District. She worked with Housing Justice for All, a statewide coalition that secured historic tenant rent reforms in New York State. Her leadership has been instrumental in building a community-led grassroots political movement in the Bronx.
(Her website: https://lopezforthepeople.com/)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is up against several primary opponents, many corporate-funded, who are desperate to defeat one of the most progressive members of Congress. A champion in the House for social, racial, environmental and economic justice, she played a major role in our campaign for president, and is a leading voice for the progressive movement in the Bronx, in Queens, and all across the country. Her victory shocked the establishment in 2018, and now it is up to us to help her win again in 2020.
(Her website: https://www.ocasiocortez.com/)
Mike Gianaris is a State Senator representing New York’s 12th District who has taken on powerful individuals and corporations, including blocking Amazon’s massive tax break proposal. As the son of immigrants, he understands that too many people are working longer hours for lower wages and are struggling to afford housing, health care, education and food.
(His website: https://www.mikegianaris.com/)
Jessica Ramos is a State Senator representing the 13th District, the parts of Queens which have been the epicenter of New York City’s coronavirus outbreak. She knows firsthand that people of color and low-income people are disproportionately impacted, and she has led the charge for economic relief for struggling families. She stood with us as a state co-chair of our campaign, now we must stand with her as she faces a primary opponent.
(Her website: https://www.ramosforstatesenate.com/)
Julia Salazar ran for State Senate in the 18th District as a democratic socialist against a long-term machine incumbent and won. She has been on the frontlines of fighting for social justice in New York, from organizing for workers’ rights to demanding criminal justice reform. Now she is running for re-election for her second term to keep representing working people in Brooklyn and beyond.
(Her website: https://salazarforsenate.com/)
Ron Kim is a state representative for the 40th Assembly District who supports guaranteeing health care as a right to all and canceling all student debt. He was one of the first elected officials in New York to support the issues that were at the center of our campaign. And now, during this coronavirus crisis, he has led the effort to demand measures that will prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect the most vulnerable.
(His website: https://www.ronkimnewyork.com/)
Yuh-Line Niou is a state representative for the 65th District in Lower Manhattan. With a career built on advocacy and community organizing, she is a lifelong voice for low-income people, people of color, and immigrants. She has led the fight to create green energy jobs, protect tenants, and expand affordable housing and her continued leadership will be important to the future of our movement in New York.
(Her website: https://www.nioufornewyork.com/)
Jabari Brisport is running for a recently vacated State Senate seat representing the 25th District. He has been recognized as a rising star in progressive politics, and has been an advocate for affordable housing and health care for all. The area of Brooklyn he’s running to represent is one of the most rapidly gentrifying areas of New York City, which is why we need to elect Jabari to stand with working people.
(His website: https://jabariforstatesenate.com/)
Matt Toporowski is a former prosecutor running for Albany County District Attorney. He has repeatedly challenged the over-punishment approach of his opponent, which has driven Albany County’s incarceration rate to 50% higher than the New York state average. Matt is committed to addressing structural racism by having a DA’s office that reflects Albany’s diverse community and declining to criminalize poverty.
(His website: https://mattforalbany.com/)
From the very beginning, Bernie always said that our campaign for president was never about winning a single election — it was about building a movement.
That’s what these candidates are fighting for too, because they know that real change never happens from the top on down — it happens from the bottom on up.
Not me. Us.
Let’s elect them to office so they can continue the fight for a progressive agenda that represents working people and our communities all across New York.
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