Brooklyn Democratic Socialists of America

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Brooklyn Democratic Socialists of America is a New York affiliate of Democratic Socialists of America.

Brooklyn DSA comrades


Members and friends of the New York Democratic Socialists of America Brooklyn Branch picket in solidarity with Verizon strikers. From left to right: Laura Moya, Neal Meyer, Mariah Montgomery, Dan DiMaggio, Dave Hancock, Sam Rosenthal, Ben Bennett, Rick Fudge, Chris Maisano, Chris Brooks, Katrina Forman, 2016.

Seeking DSA endorsement

Brooklyn Democratic Socialists of America’s electoral working group recommended four New York State Assembly and Senate candidates for endorsement in a closed meeting Wednesday night. The candidates would present primary challenges in seats currently held by: Velmanette Montgomery in the 25th Senate District (who reportedly may retire); Felix Ortiz in the 51st Assembly District; Erik Martin Dilan in the 54th Assembly District; and Walter Mosley in the 57th Assembly District.

The candidates are Jabari Brisport in the 25th, Marcela Mitaynes in the 51st, Boris Santos in the 54th and Phara Souffrant Forrest in the 57th.

“There are still two more votes before anyone is officially endorsed (local branch and citywide leadership),” Cea Weaver, a member of NYC DSA’s steering committee, told the Brooklyn Eagle. “But the electoral working group recommendations carry a lot of weight.”

Two of the challengers are tenant organizers: Mitaynes with Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Sunset Park, and Forrest with the Crown Heights Tenant Union. Santos recently stepped down from his job as chief of staff to Brooklyn State Sen. Julia Salazar (also a DSA member) to run for office.

Brisport ran unsuccessfully on the Green Party line for Crown Heights Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo’s seat in 2017.

Brisport and Santos are both longtime DSA members, while Mitaynes and Forrest recently joined the organization.[1]

Brooklyn DSA Electoral Education/Research Meeting


Brooklyn DSA Electoral Education/Research Meeting Hosted by Michael Kinnucan.

Monday, February 13 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Mayday Space,176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237.[2]

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DSA Brooklyn Branch Meeting


DSA Brooklyn Branch Meeting Hosted by NYC Democratic Socialists of America

Thursday, February 23 at 7 PM - 9 PM

St Francis De Sales School For The Deaf, 260 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York 11225

The monthly meeting of the Brooklyn branch of the Democratic Socialists of America will take place on Thursday, February 23 from 7-9pm at the St. Francis De Sales School for the Deaf (260 Eastern Parkway).[3]

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