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Meet Our Candidates

In June and August, we’re running a slate of socialists who’ve pledged to bring power back to the public. These candidates are not politicians; they’re immigrants, social workers, and community organizers, running to legislate as climate leaders.

Our Candidates

In June and August, we’re running a slate of socialists who’ve pledged to bring power back to the public. These candidates are not politicians; they’re immigrants, social workers, and community organizers, running to legislate as climate leaders.

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Manhattan

Vote for Illapa Sairitupac on June 28

Illapa Sairitupac

Assembly District 65

Chinatown, the Lower East Side, Two Bridges, & the Financial District

Illapa is a social worker and the son of indigenous Peruvian immigrants, running to represent Chinatown and the Lower East Side in Assembly District 65. A longtime Ecosocialist comrade who faced down police buzzsaws to demand climate action, he’s running for office to bring the fight for a Green New Deal to Albany.

Brooklyn

Vote for David Alexis on August 23

David Alexis

State Senate District 21

Flatbush, Little Caribbean, Little Haiti, East Flatbush, South Midwood, & Prospect Park South

David is Haitian-American cab driver and home health aide with two bosses: his four and five year old daughters. He’s also one of the most effective organizers in New York, uniting 4000 drivers to start the country’s largest worker owned co-op, and organizing with DSA’s Public Power campaign after polluters gave both his daughters Asthma. For David, Flatbush is Family, so he’s running against Kevin Parker, the Joe Manchin of New York to fight for the future all our families deserve.

Vote for Keron Alleyne on June 28

Keron Alleyne

Assembly District 60

East New York & Starrett City

Raised in a multi-generational household as the proud son of Trinidadian immigrants, Keron learned the importance of service and community from his parents and grandparents. Carrying on the legacy of his grandfather, a steward of gardens on our block, he worked to restore and restart the community garden system of East New York. The gardens represent something radical — they are spaces that bring people together to grow not only food but community.

Vote for Samy Nemir Olivares on June 28

Samy Nemir Olivares

Assembly District 54

Bushwick, Cypress Hills, & Ocean Hill

Samy is a proud community organizer and democratic socialist running to represent Bushwick, Cypress Hills, and Ocean Hill in Assembly District 54. Electing Samy means electing the first openly genderqueer member of the New York legislature and a dedicated member of the fight against the North Brooklyn Pipeline.

Multi-Borough

Vote for Kristen Gonzalez on August 23

KRISTEN GONZALEZ

State Senate District 59

Astoria, Long Island City, Greenpoint, Kips Bay, StuyTown, Gramercy, Williamsburg & Murray Hill

From a Puerto Rican family, Kristen is a Queens native, a community organizer, and a tech worker. She’s running for newly created State Senate District 59, which covers neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Kristen vows to fight for publicly-owned renewable energy and a Green New Deal for all.

Hudson Valley

Vote for Vanessa Agudelo on June 28

VANESSA AGUDELO

Assembly District 95

Lower Hudson Valley (Peekskill, Cortlandt Manor, Ossining, Philipstown, Briarcliff Manor, Buchanan, Cold Spring, Croton-on-Hudson, Nelsonville, & Yorktown)

Vanessa is an activist, co-founder of the Lower Hudson Valley DSA, and first-generation Colombian-American running for New York Assembly District 95. She fought to stop the installation of Algonquin Incremental Market gas pipeline (near the Indian Point nuclear power plant) as well as the Danskammer fracked gas power plant. As the youngest person ever elected to the Peekskill Common Council, she created the conservation advisory council. Vanessa will stand up to the fossil fuel industry while demanding green jobs for all.

Vote for Sarahana Shrestha on June 28

SARAHANA SHRESTHA

Assembly District 103

Mid-Hudson Valley (Kingston, Woodstock, Saugerties, Ulster, Red Hook, City of Kingston, Rhinebeck, Esopus, Hurley, Rosendale, Olive, Marbletown, New Paltz, & Gardiner)

Sarahana is a first-generation Nepali-American climate organizer and lifelong advocate for the working class. Endorsed by the Mid-Hudson Valley DSA, she is running to represent Ulster and Dutchess Counties in Assembly District 103. Sarahana organized against Danskammer fracked gas plant and triumphed.

Slate Endorsements

Democratic socialists of america
New York Working Families Party
Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez

Congressmember

Cynthia Nixon

Activist & Actor

Julia Salazar

State Senator

Jabari Brisport

State Senator

Zohran Kwame Mamdani

State Assemblymember

Emily Gallagher

State Assemblymember

Phara Souffrant Forrest

State Assemblymember

Marcela Mitaynes

State Assemblymember

Tiffany Cabán

City Councilmember

Alexa Aviles

City Councilmember