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Contact: Anthony Beckford
Anthony Beckford for State Assembly
East Flatbush Community Advocate announces his run for NYS State Assembly:
The Voices Of the Silenced will be Heard
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Long time community advocate and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Anthony Beckford has announced his run for the New York State Assembly of District 42 in Brooklyn, which includes Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Ditmas Park. Anthony Beckford is the son of Jamaican Immigrants and was raised by a single mother who instilled in him the values to be a good person. He started his activism at the age of 12, as a student at Winthrop Junior High School where he helped stopped the rezoning (segregation) of the school district. As a graduate in the top 33 percentile of Midwood High School, Anthony Beckford went to college and then enlisted in the Marine Corps where he received the National Defense Service Medal. Throughout the years, NY State Assembly candidate Anthony Beckford has aligned himself with various organizations to fight for Tenants rights, Women’s rights, Immigration rights, Worker’s rights, Public School Education Funding, the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana, single payer healthcare and much more. The fight against gentrification, police brutality, poverty, gun violence as well as corrupt/complacent elected officials.In 2017, he ran for City Council in District 45 and did not win, but he did not take that as a complete lost.
"I was able to reach out to people and motivate more people to vote. I was able to engage with the community in ways that elected officials refuse to do, because they want to maintain their same amount of voters to keep them in office. Many elected officials fear the power of new voters. They only provide lip service but no actual action to help our communities. They choose their paychecks over our lives and that has to end. I have opened the eyes of many people and I got to learn more about the political process in the meantime. The fact that I received votes, shows that people want something new. They want someone who truly represents and advocates for them."
“Our communities have demands. They do not need anymore lip-service, they need actual action. They need protections. They need true representation. We must stop all division and bring our communities back into a unified state to battle those that oppose our rights and we’ll being.”
Anthony Beckford has been endorsed by the Green Party of Brooklyn, Caribbean Unity Alliance and grassroots organization, Brooklyn Residents Against Gentrification. He is awaiting decisions from various unions and well known progressive elected officials and organizations.
If you would like more information about this topic, please call 347-206-0244 or email VoteForAnthonyBeckford@gmail.com
We must continue the fight to reunite the children with their families. I.C.E. has committed inhumane acts against immigrants with no accountability. Sitting back and doing nothing is being complacent to their crimes against humanity. #AbolishICE
I.C.E. is a government funded terrorist organization that are the war dogs of Donald Trump and his administration. They have been carrying our some of the most inhumane acts against Immigrants and their children. Their doctrines and protocols all support a racist oppressive agenda. They must be stopped from committing anymore acts of assault (sexual and physical), separations, trauma and so forth. I am calling for I.C.E. to be abolished. Please help me get to over 100,000 signatures to make sure this can happen. Sign the petition and share it for others to sign as well. It is time that we the people show Trump and his administration our true power.
- NYS Assembly candidate Anthony Beckford
Healthcare is a Human Right. Sign this petition to let your voice be heard and to demand that the New York Health Act be passed.
Everyone living in New York deserves to have guaranteed health coverage. We must move past the days where people could not get proper medical care due to the high costs of treatments and medications. We must move past the times where people ended up dying due to the lack of care or settled with the bare minimum to not have such a high cost on their medical bill.
Recently, myself and others lobbied in Albany to tell the State Senators to pass the New York Health Act. We were able to push the NYS Assembly into passing the New York Health Act for the 4th year in a row. Now, let us make sure that the Senate gets the clue.
Join me in my grassroots movement to get the New York Health Act fully supported and passed in Albany. This is lifesaving for millions, including you and your family.
Healthcare is a Human Right.
– Anthony Beckford
New York State Assembly Candidate - District 42
Anthony Beckford has been fighting on the side of the people and will continue to do so.
Your endorsement today is not an endorsement just for a candidate. It is an endorsement for a candidate who is for the people and to help in the fight against the issues they face.
Please fill out the form thoroughly. Your endorsement of Anthony Beckford for State Assembly is very appreciated.
The Ernest Skinner Political Association (ESPA) is hosting the "Candidate's & Endorsement Forum 2018".
Come out to show support for New York State Assembly candidate and Community Advocate/Activist ANTHONY BECKFORD.
Members of of ESPA will be voting between endorsing Anthony Beckford and his opponent Rodneyse Bichotte.
June 1st, 2018
Be sure to arrive by 7pm and wear your #AnthonyBeckfordForStateAssembly shirts and bring any signs you have showing your support for Anthony Beckford.
(If you do not have a shirt, please be sure to let us know VoteForAnthonyBeckford@gmail.com)
St. Therese Lisieux Church
4402 Avenue D
Brooklyn, New York 11203
- Housing & Small Business: Anthony Beckford is part of various Tenants Rights grassroots organizations and Community Board 17’s Housing Sub-committee. He will introduce bills to eliminate preferential rent, strengthen rent laws, make MCIs Temporary, turn shelters into permanent housing, repair NYCHA and hold all NYCHA officials accountable for their negligence, provide Rent Rollbacks. lower property taxes and protect small business owners (especially Minority owned and Women Owned Businesses).
- Police Accountability: Anthony Beckford is the leader of the Brooklyn Sector of Copwatch Patrol Unit, a grassroots police accountability group. He will introduce bills that provide transparency and full accountability of all law enforcement officers.
- Immigration Rights: Anthony Beckford is the son of Jamaican Immigrants. He is an advocate for Immigrant rights. He has been working with various organizations and elected officials to help provide permanent residency for all TPS and DACA holders and a fast track process to provide citizenship to all immigrants in our community. I will end Family Separation. I will push to reunite children back with their families.
- Gun Violence: Anthony Beckford recently lost a loved one to gun violence. He has been marching with Councilman Jumaane Williams, Senator Kevin Parker and various advocates at the yearly East Flatbush Anti-Violence march. He will introduce his “Save Our Youth” initiative which will help keep our communities safe from further Gun and Gang Violence.
- Healthcare: Anthony Beckford was a part of the big day of lobbying in Albany to get State Assembly members and Senators on board with passing the New York Health Act. The State Assembly successfully passed the bill for the 4th year in a row and now it is time for the Senate to pass this bill as well. #MedicareForAll
- Anthony Beckford also advocates for Public School Funding, Single Payer Health Care, Equal Pay and Opportunities for Women, LGBTQ Rights, Fair Wages, Women’s Rights, etc.
State Assembly Candidate Anthony Beckford is one of the pillars of his community. Anthony Beckford is the son of Jamaican immigrants. Being a Marine Corps Veteran, Activist, Community Advocate, Freedom Fighter in the Black Lives Matter movement and the Leader of the Brooklyn Sector of CopWatch Patrol Unit, he has the discipline, consistency, passion and grit that it will take to protect the residents within the 42nd State Assembly District, from greedy developers, Trump's bigotry, Abusive Landlords, Police Violence, Gun Violence and more. And let's not forget the solutions to rebuild back the community and to bring back the resources and opportunities that were taken away. The community can be represented fully and be protected and empowered through his planned legislation proposals and his consistency in the fight for Social Justice.
Anthony Beckford started as an activist at the early age of 12 while he was a student at Winthrop Junior High School. His first challenge was the rezoning (segregation) of School District 18. Long story short, he helped to defeat the rezoning plan by delivering one speech to a room of parents, the school board chancellor and elected officials. After graduating from Winthrop Junior High School, Anthony Beckford went on to Midwood High School and graduated in the top 33 percentile and was the youngest club promoter in New York City. He then went on to Monroe College in New Rochelle for Business Administration, where he continued as a party promoter, elevated to a celebrity booking agent and still maintained his activism and advocacy. He is currently enrolled as a Junior at Southern New Hampshire University with a major in Psychology - Mental Health. He is a member of the Green Party, True Freedom Political Club, Democratic Socialists, Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn, Flatbush Tenant Coalition, Our Revolution, Green Party Black Caucus, etc.
Anthony Beckford chose to run for State Assembly because he saw the needs of his community. He feels he can do more and provide more accountability. He saw the families being separated and displaced. He saw the lack of opportunities for the youth and the lack of care for the elderly. He saw that no true affordable housing plan was in place for the people and believes that Immigration protections should be permanent, not temporary. He has seem the attacks against the working class and low income.
Anthony Beckford has selflessly stood up to protect the communities from police brutality and gun violence. He is a true leader and innovator. He continues to battle gun violence, poverty, racial disparities, gentrification, climate changes, police brutality, tenant harassment, displacements, developers, the school to prison pipeline, racism, classism, environmental violations and much, much more.
Anthony Beckford is the only candidate besides City Councilwoman Inez Barron and Assemblyman Charles Barron, known to truly stand with the families who have lost loved ones to police violence. As a single father, Anthony Beckford knows about the needs of parents for their children, and has used his advocacy to help many parents and their children who have been targeted and neglected within the system. Being one of the Frontline activists of the Black Lives Matter movement, Mr. Beckford has been consistent in his fight for justice. He has stands side by side with various organizations that fight for tenants’ rights, worker’s rights, women’s rights, immigration rights, lgbtq rights and more.
Honor, Courage and Commitment are Core Values that Mr. Beckford not only carries over from the Marine Corps, but are Core Values that he was taught by his mother and that he has instilled in his everyday life.
Anthony Beckford with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Anthony Beckford with NYC Public Advocate Tish James
Anthony Beckford with Congresswoman Yvette Clark
Anthony Beckford with NYS Senator Kevin Parker
Anthony Beckford standing up against REBNY
Your Donation Today will help Anthony Beckford's grassroots campaign, to continue to push forward in the fight for Social Justice and to become elected as the New York State Assembly member of District 42.
For far too long have our demands gone unaswered. Anthony Beckford hears the demands of the people and will make sure those demands are answered. All donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and will be utilized in the fight for you the people and our communities.
If you want to mail a check, please make it out to "Anthony Beckford For State Assembly" and mail it to:
Anthony Beckford For State Assembly c/o Anthony Beckford
2054 Nostrand Avenue Suite 4F
Brooklyn, NY 11210
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