Jabari Brisport, is a 29-year-old actor-activist, tutor, and Prospect Heights native, and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America is running on the Green Party USA ticket in incumbent Democrat Laurie Cumbo's District 35, which covers parts of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Bedford Stuyvesant.
DSA, the largest socialist organization in the country, has gained national momentum with its anti-capitalist platform since Donald Trump won the presidential election and, as organizers put it, "used racism to divide working people."
The group is not a political party, though organizers say they may eventually put forward their own candidates. While the long term goal is to dismantle capitalism (not to mention the racism, gender discrimination, and environmental destruction it propagates), DSA is currently focusing on two short-term goals: pushing democratic candidates further to the left a la Bernie Sanders, and supporting community organizing efforts. "I've been part of several activist organizations and DSA has been the best at plugging into local battles," said Brisport. "It's a tough thing to do, to support the battles of another group without making it about yourself.
Democratic Socialists of America, August 12017
- Our national has an announcement: we are proud to endorse a new list of candidates across the nation.
- Khader El-Yateem, New York City Council
- Tristan Rader, Lakewood, OH, City Council
- Jabari Brisport, New York City Council
- Jon Grant, Seattle City Council
- Ginger Jentzen, Minneapolis City Council
- JT Scott, Somerville, MA Board of Aldermen
Jabari Brisport, a Brooklyn city council candidate backed by DSA and Our Revolution, won 29 percent of the vote, despite running solely on third-party ballot lines in a borough where Democratic Party loyalties are notoriously hard to shake.
Green Socialist Caucus
Democratic Socialists of America, Green Socialist Caucus closed Facebook group members, as of June 28 2017, included Jabari Brisport.
Gay Space Communism Caucus
Members of the Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism Caucus, DSA, members, as of June 4, 2017 included Jabari Brisport;
NYC-DSA Socialist Day School
May 12th and May 13th, 2017, NYC-DSA will host a Socialist Day School that will investigate the influence these historical movements have on our current moment and what lessons we can learn as activists and organizers fighting for socialism today.
Speakers include: Jabari Brisport, Meghan Brophy, Maurice Isserman, Dan La Botz, Mark Levitan, Joseph Luders, Bob Master, Nivedita Majumdar, Yotam Marom, Maxine Phillips, Frances Fox Piven, Rene Rojas, Kristin Schall, Joseph Schwartz, Gay Semel, Reg Wilson.
Democratic Socialists of America Electoral Committee
In March 2018 Jabari Brisport was involved with the Democratic Socialists of America Electoral Committee.
DSA AfroSocialist and Socialists of Color Caucus September 30, 2018:
First NYC meeting! You're looking at 21 smiles and a baby. Beat that, capitalism. — with Bianca Cunningham, Jad Joseph, Apollon Favio, Jonathan Bailey, Jazz Hooks, Jawanza James Williams, Justin Charles, Jabari Brisport and Jose Sanchez.
- [https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/11/election-day-socialists-carter-brisport-jentzen-singh-krasner-dsa Jacobin Yesterday Was a Good Day BRANKO MARCETIC 11.08.2017]