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Anthony Beckford has spent his entire career helping people. He is a single father, community advocate and public servant delivering and fighting for one of the most diverse Council districts in New York State.
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Just got word that the bill that the New York Senate is trying to pass to supposedly "Close the LLC Loophole" will in fact not actually close the loophole, but will in fact limit the activities of individuals who try to use LLCs to donate large amounts to a candidate, on top of personally donating to a candidate. This is a good measure that is good, but there is another bill that I definitely support which will Ban Corporate donations altogether.
Senator Jen Metzger has a bill that would actually ban corporate donations and fully close the door on the control that real estate, hedge fund, charter schools and fossil fuel interests had over elected officials.
I fully support Senator Jen Metzger's S1013 bill that will fully close the LLC loophole.
S1013 Via: New York State Senate https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/S1013
The purpose of this legislation is to ban corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, and partnerships from making contributions to political campaigns.
The bill is currently in the State Election Committee, in which Senator Zellnor Myrie is the Chair of. Myself and many organizations will be keeping an eye on this bill. There is not excuse for it to not pass the Election Committee and there is no reason for it to not Pass the Senate and the State Assembly.
- Anthony Beckford is a Community Advocate in the East Flatbush community, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and Activist. Anthony is the member of many progressive organizations and political associations. He has been on the frontlines taking on the many issues in our communities and pushing for sound legislation to be passed.
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On Friday November 9, 2018, a 57 year old Black Caribbean Woman by the name of Ann Marie Washington was attacked by a white supremacist, while on her way from work. Ms. Washington was the most recent victim of a vicious Hate Crime at the Church Ave Q train station located at Church Avenue and East 18th street in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The community is shaken by this act of violence against Black people that did not just begin, but has been occuring for centuries. The only difference is that social media has made it easier to witness and know when and where it happened at. I was the initial Community Advocate who highlighted this incident after community residents brought the video to my attention and have been standing by the family ever since. The NYPD, FDNY and MTA have all moved slow in their response to this incident. There were a few evident moments of negligence by all three agencies in their response and follow up regarding this incident. Ms. Washington is now recovering from the emergency surgery that she had to have due to having a collapsed lung from her attacker stabbing her with what appears to be an ice pick. The family is demanding Justice for Ms. Washington. We are all disgusted with the first responding officers care free demeanor when it came to this attack. The initial refusal and delay to call this what it was, which is a Hate Crime, shows the dismissal by authorities and the city itself when it comes to hate crime attacks against Black people. There has been an uptick in these attacks against the Black community due to gentrification and the emboldening of white nationalists by Donald Trump.
I am demanding for the NYPD to check every single camera at every station from the Q train Church Avenue station to the last stop on the line. A video and sketch must be released to the public immediately of the attacker and the Brooklyn D.A. Eric Gonzalez must make sure that when the attacker is caught, that he is charged with a Hate Crime and Attempted Murder. On behalf of the family and the community, I will make sure that all avenues are used to find this racist coward and that the community is protected from further racist attacks. White Supremacy is not welcomed and not tolerated in our Community. Myself and many community organizations will now be sure to patrol throughout the community to respond immediately to any hate crime against members of our community.
Anthony Beckford is a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and a longtime community advocate of the Flatbush and East Flatbush community. Anthony Beckford is also the Leader of the Brooklyn Sector of Copwatch Patrol Unit.
Incumbent Refuses to Debate Challenger in the 42nd Assembly District
October 22, 2018
We are in the 2018 election cycle with the general election coming up on November 6th. The voter turnout for this general election is forecasted as being the largest turn out ever, especially in Flatbush and East Flatbush. Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte has failed to provide sound legislation, has ignored the issues of community residents, takes money from the real estate industry and is divisive. We can now add denying the community the right to hear a debate regarding the issues of the community to the list. This is a disgusting practice that many incumbents who are only focused on maintaining their political careers rely on two things when it comes to the people, Misinformation and Lack of Information. This is a tactic used to keep voters from being truly informed about where each candidate stands on issues and for Incumbents to not be exposed for their corruption. This is not the way that true progressives act and this is a denial of democracy. We must be cautious with Democrats who are more aligned with the tactics and behaviors of Trump's fellow Republicans.
I have publicly asked Rodneyse Bichotte to debate me 23 times and she has not accepted any of these requests. There were two forums that I showed up to but she decided to not attend them. One if the forums was even held by a well known housing advocacy group in the community by the name of Flatbush Tenant Coalition.
At the end of the day, this shows us more and more that we need term limits in state legislative positions and one of the many reasons of why voter turnout tends to be low. I refuse to allow this to be politics as usual. I will expose every bit of corruption that my opponent has been involved in whether directly or indirectly.
Anthony Beckford is a longtime community advocate and activist. He is a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and the Leader of the Brooklyn Sector of Copwatch Patrol Unit. Anthony Beckford is the member of various progressive organizations such as, Democratic Socialists of America, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Our Revolution and many others. He has helped push for the passing of many of the current legislations that we have today and continues to draft legislation of his own to protect Tenants, Homeowners, Small Business Owners, Immigrants, Women and Workers.
Raise the Age New York Campaign Statement on the First Day of State-Wide Implementation
October 1, 2018 -Today, as Raise the Age legislation goes into effect across New York State, the Raise the Age coalition recognizes the years of ground-breaking work of hundreds of diverse individuals and organizations, including formerly incarcerated youth and their families, child advocates, service providers, faith leaders, legal services groups, and unions, who worked to make this day a reality. We celebrate our shared victory to raise the age of juvenile accountability in New York State, to require parents be notified of their adolescent’s arrest, to process youth in courts intended to meet their developmental needs, to house youth in settings that keep them safe, and to permit more young people to move forward without the burden of adult criminal records. We are proud that our work together has transformed the juvenile justice system for thousands of youth and families throughout New York State.
We aren’t done yet. In the year ahead, the Raise the Age-New York Campaign will advocate for RTA to be implemented with fidelity to its principles while we continue to forge the path for comprehensive juvenile justice reform. Our priorities include:
*Starting as many cases of 16- and 17-year-olds in Family Court as possible.
*Ensuring that when 16 and 17 year olds must be detained or otherwise incarcerated, they are held in juvenile facilities without adult corrections involvement or oversight.
*Limiting the collateral consequences of court involvement by expanding access to youthful offender (YO) status and raising the YO eligibility to youth under 21.
*Increasing support for prevention and diversion services that keep youth in their communities rather than incarceration.
*Demanding State support for Close to Home.
*Raising the lower age of juvenile delinquency from age 7 to age 12.
These reforms are necessary to help meet the promise of Raise the Age: recognizing that adolescents are children, and prosecuting and placing them in the adult criminal justice system doesn’t work for them and doesn’t make communities safer. It is critical for New York to ensure that youth involved in the criminal justice system have access to court processes, as well as services and placement options that are developmentally appropriate. For more information about the Raise the Age-NY Campaign, visit: RaisetheAgeNY.com.
The Republican Senators and those who caucus with the Republicans such as Senator Felder of the 17th Senate District are only part of the problem when it comes to stopping or hindering progressive legislation to be passed and funding coming into our communities, especially the Marginalized communities. We must also look at the republicans and some of the democrats in the New York State Assembly who are corrupt and are controlled by their corporate handlers, which makes them a major problem as well. They are truly republican wolves hiding in progressive clothing.
Rodneyse Bichotte is one of many corrupt politicians that have always chosen the special interests of corporate donors over the interests of the people. Her top donor is the most corrupt of them all and controls her through Pay to Play. This donor who was recently indicted with many others is no other than Husam Ahmad. He was even able to obtain a company by the name of SIMCO and fraudulently used it's status in the State Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprise, which Rodneyse Bichotte is the Chair of the Oversight of. No wonder Husam Ahmad and his wife have altogether donated over $16,000 to Rodneyse Bichotte's campaign.
Her corruption has been exposed and she must be stopped.
Article Title: Twenty-One Individuals and Companies Indicted in New York Corruption and Fraud Scheme
"On April 18, 2018, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, New York (DANY), announced a series of indictments against Husam Ahmad. The defendants were charged with corrupting the Government, bribery, bribe receiving, offering false instruments, and engaging in a scheme to defraud.
The indictments are related to a corruption and fraud investigation that impacts the reconstruction of the Kosciuszko Bridge—work funded by the Federal Highway Administration through the New York State (NYS) Department of Transportation—as well as various NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority subway system projects funded by the Federal Transit Administration.
The indictments also allege that Husam Ahmad, chief executive officer of HAKS, sought to obtain public contracts by gaining control of SIMCO, which was certified to participate in the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and State Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) programs. Ahmad allegedly acquired a 45-percent stake in SIMCO but could not claim personal ownership of more than 50 percent without compromising the company’s DBE and MWBE status. He sought to acquire full control of SIMCO by supplying funds to a former HAKS employee, Muhammad Siddiqui, so that Siddiqui could purchase the remaining 55-percent stake. By falsely maintaining the company’s DBE status, SIMCO obtained over $10 million in public contracts that it was not eligible to receive."
Her ties to this corrupt individual is linked to why many Minority/Women Owned Businesses are left to fend for themselves and eventually are shut down. The reason why our Train system is inadequate. The reason why developers have been taking all of the available land, tearing down homes and places of worship in our communities. Rodneyse Bichotte is corrupt and must be removed from her position. She must be voted out on November 6th. The people must vote for a True Progressive and Advocate for the people, which is me, Anthony Beckford.
- It was reported by members of the Democratic National Committee for the Disabled that Rodneyse Bichotte has been cooperating with ICE to help landlords intimidate and illegally evict immigrant tenants and their families out of their homes.
- Assembly Bill A06285 prohibits Preferential Rents because it causes mass displacements of the elderly, disabled individuals and families from their homes. Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte REFUSES to Co-sponsor the Bill that could save the housing of millions of people.
- Rodneyse Bichotte has received donations from Charles Borrok who is a top rated real estate broker and investor who is aligned with the Real Estate Board of New York and has helped them manipulate and displace thousands of Senior Citizens, disabled individuals and families.
- She has also supported the Real Estate Board of New York's renewal of 421-a house g plan which has been one of the main causes of why thousands of Senior Citizens, Disabled Individuals and Families have lost their homes and will continue to lose their homes.
- Rodneyse Bichotte has accepted funds from Charter Communications which is a K own Union Buster. Charter has attempted to force workers to renounce their union benefits in favor of company health and retirement plans, which members say would weaken their union and leave workers significantly worse off. Rodneyse clearly shows that she is not on the side of workers and the unions, especially those of the IBEW.
- Rodneyse Bichotte has received over $100,000 from Real Estate, Lobbyists, Special Interest Groups and Fraudulent individuals. If Rodneyse Bichotte stays in office, the community will no longer exist and thousands more people will lose their homes and rents will continue to rise higher and higher. The immigrant community of Flatbush and East Flatbush will cease to exist and gentrification will fully take over.
Rodneyse Bichotte is NOT for the people. She is for the corporations and the Rich, while the working class and low income continue to suffer.
On November 6th come out and Vote for ANTHONY BECKFORD to save our homes, to get rid of preferential rents and MCIs, to strengthen the rent laws, to protect the immigrants, to stop police violence, to stop gun violence, to save our healthcare, to save our businesses, to Stop further displacements and to create True Affordable Housing for the working class and low income families and individuals.
TOGETHER WE CAN CREATE A CHANGE.
TOGETHER WE ARE THE CHANGE.
Anthony Beckford is a long standing community advocate, activist, US Marine Corps Veteran, the Leader of the Brooklyn Sector of Copwatch Patrol Unit and the candidate for State Assembly in the 42nd District, which consists of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Ditmas Park. He is the member of various progressive organizations, such as Democratic Socialists, Citizens Action of NYC Racial Justice Committee, Jews For Racial and Economic Justice, MoveOn.org, Lambda Independent Democrats,Read more
Anthony Beckford is a Single Father, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Community Advocate and Activist. He has worked alongside Councilman Jumaane Williams and many other Elected Officials and Community Organizations in regards to Gun Violence, Mental Health, Housing and many other issues in the community. Anthony Beckford is the Leader of the Brooklyn Sector of Copwatch Patrol Unit, which is a police accountability group that documents police interactions in the community as well as protests, and is a Vanguard of the community. He is also the President and Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Brooklyn.
As a Community Advocate, Anthony Beckford has been one of the most consistent in the work that he does. He has fought for Affordable Housing, Immigration Rights, Women Rights, LGBTQ Rights, Adequate funding and resources for our children's public schools as well as Police Accountability. He helped the community shut down a racist Nail Salon in East Flatbush, where three Black Women were viciously beaten with broomsticks and acetone thrown in their faces to blind them. Beckford, was the initial Advocate who came to the aid of Ms. Ann Marie Washington, an Afro Caribbean Woman from Trinidad, who was the victim of a viscous hate crime at the Church Avenue B/Q Train Station. He also helped to raise over $10,000 to help pay for her medical expenses. He has helped find many missing community residents, especially missing Women in the community. Recently, Mr. Beckford has been advocating against the brutal attack on Yasmine James, who was the young woman that was attacked in the viral video at a McDonald's in Florida. Beckford, has been on the frontlines in various movements such as Families Belong Together, Black Lives Matter, New York Health Act and the Housing Justice Movement alongside Flatbush Tenant Coalition and other Housing Organizations.
As the son of Immigrant Parents from Jamaica, he has always been fighting for the rights of Immigrants.
He has been standing alongside the residents in his community, who are from Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, Grenada, Guyana, Barbados, Africa, Mexico, etc. He is also the Founder of the Caribbean Unity Alliance.
As a Single Father of a young daughter, Anthony Beckford, stands up for the community, but also stands up for Women Rights, the Adequate Education of our chikdren and Parental Rights.
Anthony Beckford is a member of various Democratic and Progressive groups such as; Democratic Socialists, Ernest Skinner Political Association, Brooklyn Young Democrats, Black Caucus of the Green Party, New Kings Democrats, Muslim Democratic Club of New York, NYPAN, BPAN, CBID, Lambda Independent Democrats, Brooklyn Progressive Alliance, Obama Foundation's "My Brother's Keeper" and many others.
Anthony Beckford is the leader that the community can always depend on to help fight for their rights and to continue to protect the community.
Anthony Beckford with City Councilman Jumaane Williams
Anthony Beckford with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
Anthony Beckford with NYS Attorney General Tish James
Anthony Beckford with Congresswoman Yvette Clark
Anthony Beckford with NYS Senator Kevin Parker
Anthony Beckford standing up against R.E.B.N.Y.
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