A New Year of Change: My first picks for NY Senate

Zellnor Myrie (left), Art Chang, and Ross Barkan (Right). Photo by Ashley Ecklund
Gerrymandering, anyone? Source: NYSenate.gov
  • Zellnor (or “Zell” or “Z”) Myrie faces incumbent Jesse Hamilton, a rogue Democrat who masquerades as a progressive, but caucuses with the Republicans to block progressive legislation from reaching the NY Senate floor. Z is an activist and lawyer and is in my view clearly the best candidate to represent my home district, NYS-20, which encompasses Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Fort Greene and Sunset Park. From a childhood raised by his single, immigrant mother in Prospect Heights, Z “is passionate about securing affordable housing for families like his own, strengthening our public education system, immigrants rights, and criminal justice reform.”
  • Ross Barkan faces incumbent Marty Golden, a Trump Republican. Need I say more about Marty? Ross, a muckraking journalist, is in my opinion the best candidate to represent NYS-22 to the south, which encompasses Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, and Marine Park. Ross is “an award-winning journalist and writer recognized for his bold reporting and incisive commentary on New York’s spineless political class. As a columnist for the Village Voice and the Guardian, and as a contributor to many other leading publications, Ross has been unafraid to take on the powerful interests trying to screw over working class New Yorkers. He is running as a Democrat for State Senate to fix our transportation, healthcare, and stand up for homeowners and tenants against greedy real estate developers.”

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Founder of Allie: Critical Infrastructure for the Volunteer Economy. Former 2021 Candidate for NYC Mayor. https://theallieapp.com

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Art Chang

Art Chang

Founder of Allie: Critical Infrastructure for the Volunteer Economy. Former 2021 Candidate for NYC Mayor. https://theallieapp.com

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