We launched the Broad Room to activate young womxn across NYC to fight against injustice & make real change. We protest, knock on doors, and make calls all year long—and obvi we have to vote.
Over the past few weeks, our Broad Room Collective members came together and voted to endorse the following candidates, who are all running in the New York 2020 Democratic primary in two weeks. From Queens all the way to Syracuse, from U.S. Congress to District Leader, we’ve endorsed 19 ah-mazing candidates we think are worth your vote (and your calls, or your $$). Don’t forget, Election Day is June 23 and anyone can request an absentee ballot until June 16.
P.S. Voting isn't the end. RSVP to our Mutual Aid 101 training on 6/15.
The first Puerto Rican woman elected to Congress, Nydia has stood up to powerful interests her entire career and fought back against the corrupt BK Democratic machine. Nydia is always down to back progressive candidates and fights for NYCHA residents and small business owners.
Follow Nydia on Twitter & Instagram.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the South Bronx, Samelys grew up in the NYC family shelter system and went on to graduate from Barnard and NYU Wagner. She’s fighting for Medicare for All, a homes guarantee, and full federal funding for NYCHA.
Follow Samelys on Twitter & Instagram.
A middle school teacher and principal in the Bronx, Jamaal was raised by a single mother in East Harlem and grew up in NYC public housing. He’s running to fix our education system, pass a Green New Deal and Medicare for All, and end the school-to-prison pipeline.
Follow Jamaal on Twitter & Instagram.
Jessica is a renter, a subway rider, a mom, and a progressive leader in Albany. She was elected in 2018 and she's been standing up to Governor Cuomo and fighting for working people in Albany ever since. JR = honorary Broad for life.
Follow Jessica on Twitter & Instagram.
Julia was elected in 2018 as the youngest woman to ever serve in NY's State Senate. She’s been leading the fight for historic tenant's protections and against the power of the city’s real estate lobby in Albany ever since. We stan.
Follow Julia on Twitter & Instagram.
Zellnor was raised by a single mom in BK, and after law school he represented his mom in housing court against corrupt landlords. Then he unseated a fake Dem in 2018 and delivered historic renter protections. Plus he's fighting every day for police accountability in Albany. We <3 Z.
Follow Zellnor on Twitter & Instagram.
Note: Zellnor is unopposed in the primary so he won't be on the ballot.
Biaggi is a badass. She unseated a faux- Democrat in 2018, and has led on key issues in Albany ever since—from demanding a wealth tax to blasting the Governor for his high-dollar fundraisers during budget season. Broads for Biaggi—always.
Follow Alessandra on Twitter & Instagram.
Rachel’s an environmental sustainability professor and a progressive champion in Albany. Elected in the wave of IDC defeats in 2018, Rachel’s been repping Syracuse in the State Senate and fighting for single-payer healthcare, protecting abortion rights & combating climate change.
Follow Rachel on Twitter & Instagram.
Note: Rachel is unopposed in the primary so she won't be on the ballot.
Jessica is the former Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and a nationally recognized expert on health care reform, gender and racial justice. She’s running to unseat a white, six-term Assemblyman in a district that’s 60% Latinx.
Follow Jessica on Twitter & Instagram.
Diana is one of the most progressive leaders in our State Assembly, repping Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Garden since she won a special election on the Working Families Party lines in 2015. She’s being challenged by former IDC'er Jesse Hamilton—and we *can't* lose Diana.
Follow Diana on Twitter & Instagram.
Emily’s a renter, a cyclist, and a commuter. She's worked in retail, the gig economy, public education, and the nonprofit sector—and she's fighting for tenant protections & enviro justice. Emily's running against incumbent Joe Lentol, whose family has repped the district for almost *a century.*
Follow Emily on Twitter & Instagram.
Phara’s a nurse who's been on the front lines during coronavirus. She's also a tenant activist and life-long Crown Heights resident championing universal healthcare and universal rent control. Phara's running to unseat Walter Mosely—and she's the only candidate refusing all real estate $$.
Follow Phara on Twitter & Instagram.
Yuh-Line is a fierce champion for working people and NY's Asian-American communities—and unafraid to stand up to anyone (including the Gov). She's facing a challenger who doesn’t support tenants rights. Give her $$, phone bank, support Yuh-Line—we need this lady to stay in Albany.
Follow Yuh-Line on Twitter & Instagram.
Marcela migrated to NYC from Peru as a child and grew up in Sunset Park. She was evicted from her home of 30 years and has been organizing and winning protections for tenants ever since. Marcela’s challenging 16-year-incumbent Felix Ortiz—who has remained silent during ICE raids in their community.
Follow Marcela on Twitter & Instagram.
29-year-old South Bronx native Amanda is running to deliver affordable housing, healthcare, and transportation for the Bronx. Amanda was running to unseat 26-year incumbent Carmen Arroyo—until Arroyo was removed from the ballot for petition fraud a few weeks ago.
Follow Amanda on Twitter & Instagram.
Note: Amanda is unopposed in the primary so she won't be on the ballot.
Kristina is a 24-year-old Greenpoint native and communications staffer who was born and raised by a public school teacher and ironworker. Kristina is running to unseat 35-year incumbent Linda Minucci and make Brooklyn’s Democratic Party responsive to the borough’s residents.
Follow Kristina on Twitter & Instagram.
Jesse is a queer community organizer—and her campaign team is led by predominantly queer women. She’s running to make the Brooklyn Democratic Party more accessible and responsive to its community, from tackling affordable housing to environmental equity.
Follow Jesse on Twitter & Instagram.
Samy, a 28-year-old spokesman for LGBTQ civil rights legal advocacy nonprofit Lambda Legal, is challenging longtime district leader Tommy Torres. Samy believes the county machine is failing to rep young BK voters—and he wants to focus on affordable housing and school funding as district leader.
Follow Samy on Twitter & Instagram.
You must be a registered Democrat to vote in the June 23 Democratic Primary.
Vote by mail: You must request an absentee ballot by June 16. Drop you ballot in the mail by June 23.
Vote in person: Early voting is June 13 through June 21. Election Day is June 23.
If I requested an absentee ballot, can I change my mind and still vote in person? YES!*
*If you've already sent in an absentee ballot (aka voted), you cannot also vote in person. Duh.
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