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  • Democratic Socialists of America Endorses the NYC-DSA Slate!

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    DSA is proud to endorse:
    - Zohran Kwame Mamdani (NY State Assembly District 36 in Queens, NY): https://www.zohranforassemb...
    - Phara Souffrant Forrest (NY State Assembly District 57 in Brooklyn, NY): https://pharaforassembly.com/
    - Jabari Brisport (State Senate District 25 in Brooklyn, NY): https://jabariforstatesenat...
    - Samelys López (Congressional District NY-15 in Bronx, NY): https://lopezforthepeople.com/
    - Marcela Mitanyes (State Assembly District 51 in Brooklyn, NY): https://www.marcelaforny.org/

    These five candidates are organizing with NYC Democratic Socialists of America to fight back against COVID-19 hospital cuts & austerity from both our state & our Congress. In the most unequal state in the Nation, we need socialists in the legislature to fight for the working class and build a New York for the many, not the few.

    Zohran is a housing counselor and DSA member who has been active in the Queens DSA Electoral Working group for several years. From his organizing and work helping immigrant families facing eviction stay in their homes, Zohran knows that universal programs will be necessary to protect his community from oppressive systems that are rooted in capitalism. That’s why Zohran is running on a platform of decommodifying housing, decarcerating the state, and decarbonizing the economy.

    Phara is a union nurse, tenant organizer, and DSA member who was a key contributor to Housing Justice for All. As a field nurse, Phara sees how a capitalist healthcare system denies care to the working class because it prioritizes profits over their wellbeing. Because of this, she is running on a platform of implementing safe staffing ratios in hospitals, reversing the austerity on New York's healthcare system, and passing the New York Health Act immediately to create a single payer healthcare system in New York. She also wants to decomodify housing by passing good-cause eviction and creating democratically controlled social housing.

    Jabari is a public school teacher and DSA member who is active in the DSA AfroSocialist and Socialists of Color Caucus and was involved in efforts to stop the luxury redevelopment of the Bedford-Union Armory in the middle of Crown Heights. Jabari emphasizes how education and housing are symptoms of an unequal capitalist system and is running on the need for public schools to be properly funded, and is opposing the expansion of charter schools. He is also pushing for good-cause eviction protections that were not passed in 2019, increased state funding for public housing, sustainable retrofits for public housing, and an end to deed theft scams that have mainly affected elderly black homeowners in the Bed-Stuy portion of the district.

    Samelys is an activist and DSA member, who campaigned tirelessly to get Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez elected to Congress in 2018. As a lifelong resident of the Bronx who has experienced homelessness, Samelys knows how capitalism disproportionately affects marginalized communities. Samelys’s campaign has taken inspiration from the Bronx's radical predecessors, such as the Young Lords and the Black Panthers. Sameys’s platform is centered on the Homes Guarantee, which would institute universal rent control, fully re-invest in public housing, build 12 million units of social housing to end homelessness in America, and de-commodify housing. She also supports Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and Universal Childcare.

    Marcela is a housing organizer and DSA member who was instrumental in the passage of the historic Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019. As an immigrant and housing organizer, Marcela recognizes how injuries done to our most vulnerable populations are injuries to all. She is running on making New York ICE-free, guaranteeing legal representation in immigration court, and decommodifying housing, starting with the passage of Good Cause Eviction Protections.

    Donate to the state legislature slate here: https://secure.actblue.com/......

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    Volunteer for all the candidates here:
    https://www.socialists.nyc/......
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