In Congressional races, we support Nydia Velasquez (NY-7) in parts of Brooklyn, Lower Manhattan, and Queens, who was the first Puerto Rican woman elected to Congress and has been a long time champion for progressive policies. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) was an obvious choice for us given her leadership and willingness to fight for her people in the Bronx and Queens. We also support Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), who defeated a long-time incumbent and has demonstrated a commitment to improving education and the environment in the Bronx and Westchester.
For the New York State Senate, we support Jessica Ramos (SD-13) in Queens, who is a renter, subway rider, mom, and leader who has stood up to Gov. Cuomo and fought for working people. In Brooklyn, we support Julia Salazar (SD-18) who has led the fight for tenants rights and against the real estate lobby in Albany, and Zellnor Myrie (SD-20), who is a force against corruption in housing and policing – of course we love him. Up in Syracuse, Rachel May (SD-53) is our favorite sustainability advocate, and also a supporter of single payer healthcare and increased abortion coverage. Finally, we support Alessandra Biaggi (SD-34) in the Bronx & Westchester, who defeated one of the biggest fake Democrats and has been killing it in Albany ever since, from demanding a wealth tax to pioneering legislation to protect domestic abuse survivors.
In State Assembly races, we support Jessica González-Rojas (AD-34) in Queens, the former Executive Director of the National Latina Institute of Reproductive Justice and all-around powerhouse. We also support Brooklyn's Diana Richardson (AD-43), who is one of our most progressive leaders, as well as BK's Emily Gallagher (AD-50), a fighter for renter protections and environmental justice. In Brooklyn, we also support Phara Souffrant Forrest (AD-57), a nurse who’s been on the frontlines of COVID and is refusing all real estate money, and Marcela Mitaynes (AD-51), an immigrant who grew up in Sunset Park and has been organizing in her community for years. Also on our list of endorsements is Lower Manhattan's Yuh-Line Niou (AD-65) — a star on Twitter and in Albany, standing up for tenants rights and all working people. Finally, we support Amanda Septimo(AD-84), who is running to deliver affordable housing, healthcare, and transportation to the Bronx.
Last but certainly not least, for District Leader, in Brooklyn we support Kristina Naplatarski in District 50, Jesse Pierce in District 52, and Samy Nemir-Olivaresin District 53.