“We cannot cut our way out of this crisis,” say three democratic socialist candidates for City Council who are calling for higher taxes on the rich to fund investments in poor and working-class communities most harmed by the pandemic.
Félix Ortiz concedes to socialist in Sunset Park. Walter Mosley, Joe Lentol and Aravella Simotas could soon be ousted too, despite more than $365,000 in aid from Albany power-brokers.
Trump’s shocking victory propelled this immigrant scientist into political activism. Now, she’s running against a congressional Democrat who supports the President 77 percent of the time.
New York has seen a wave of political upsets since 2018. On July 7, a former AOC campaign volunteer hopes to crack the power of the machine in New Jersey and takedown absentee Congressman Albio Sires.
We spoke with the freshman congresswoman while she campaigned in Queens and the Bronx this week about Black Lives Matter, the way power works in Washington and what she hopes the country will look like when she is the same age as her mentor, Bernie Sanders.
Bowman’s opponent, longtime Congressman Eliot Engel, was recently heard on a hot mic confessing he “wouldn’t care” to speak out against police brutality if it weren’t for the election. His primary residence is in Maryland.
She hasn’t been afraid to buck the Albany establishment since winning Shelly Silver’s old Assembly seat in 2016. Now, Yuh-Line Niou faces a tough primary challenge in which the financial industry is seeking to install one of its own.
The arts have a role in the future of American socialism and a slate of candidates backed by the New York City chapter of Democratic Socialists of America is demonstrating what music and culture can do for the movement.
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