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Actor Malik Yoba and New York State Assembly candidate Anthony Beckford were in the community on Church Avenue and Ocean Avenue, demanding that the youth put Down the guns and embrace life.
"Let us rebuild the foundation of being a community and #JusticeForJustin and all others we have lost to senseless gun violence."
For Immediate Release
New York State Assembly Candidate Anthony Beckford
stands with Home Health Aides.
I fully stand with Home Health Aides in their demand to be paid a 24 hour pay for working 24 hours. The fact that they are only getting paid 13 hrs for their 24 hrs of work is immoral, unethical and is on the line of indentured slave labor. This must be fixed. The agencies and the department of Labor must all be held accountable for this. Patients require the service and Home Health Aides require the pay for the services they provide. Today I sat in the hearing and listened to what the job entails and to what both the Home Health Aides and their patients go through, all for the agencies to make maximum profit while endangering the lived of the patients and violating the right of the workers. About 95% of home health aides are women of color and many are immigrants. These new age practices of slavery will be abolished by any means. To not cause the burn out of the Home Health Aides, the agencies must be mandated to pay these workers for sick leave and vacation days. I heard how the agencies tell these workers to not report the hours after their 13th, when they must tend to their patients. I heard testimony exposing the agencies, telling the home health aides that if anything happens to their patients after the 13th hour, that they are to not intervene and just call 911. That is not proper health care. That is negligent care, and I applaud the home health aides for disobeying that disgusting memo and tending to the consistent needs of their patients. My mother was once a Visiting Nurse and I used to hear her stories about the work load and how much she loved her patients. She made sure that they were never neglected and that they had the proper required care. I will damned if I just stand back and say and do nothing. Home Health Aides require better protections and they are to receive the same labor protections as any other laborer out there. The problems with corporations, are that they are profit over people. Well, I am People Over Profit and I will stand with Home Health Aides in this fight.
Anthony Beckford is a long standing community advocate, Activist and a candidate for New York State Assembly in District 42 which consists of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Ditmas Park. Anthony Beckford resides in East Flatbush and has been on the frontlines fighting for the people regarding issues such as, immigration, housing, police brutality, gun violence, healthcare, environmental issues and much more. Anthony Beckford is the son of Jamaican immigrants and the Leader of the Brooklyn Sector of Copwatch Patrol Unit, a grassroots group that has been on the forefront of police accountability. He is seeking to be elected in the general election this November 6th, 2018, to stop the displacements and racial disparities in his district and to push as much legislation as possible to answer the demands of the people. He has marched and spoken out against gun violence in our communities along with City Council member Jumaane Williams and State Senator Kevin Parker. He has been demanding Justice for those lost to police violence and along with Congresswoman Yvette Clark, has openly condemned the recent killing of Saheed Vassell by NYPD Officers. Anthony Beckford is a member of progressive organizations such as, Our Revolution, Democratic Socialists, Black Caucus of the Green Party, ColorOfChange, MoveOn and many other progressive organizations. His recent endorsements include NYC Against ICE, Brooklyn Residents against Gentrification, Caribbean Unity Alliance, Green Party of Brooklyn, Stop REBNY and many more.
For Immediate Release
July 6, 2018
New York State Assembly candidate Anthony Beckford's
statement regarding the Trump-like divisiveness of Rodneyse Bichotte
(East Flatbush, Brooklyn)
The New York City Council just recently passed a resolution to designate areas in the community as Little Haiti. This idea was proposed by Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte and a city council member. This is very problematic and divisive. There should be no divide at all. Our community does not only consist of Haitians. It also consists of Jamaicans, Guyanese, Trinidadians, Bajans,Grenadians and many others. The community was not allowed to weigh in on this. Many Haitians themselves do not agree with the divisiveness that Rodneyse Bichotte has been showing just to form a legacy for herself. We are battling issues that affect every Caribbean culture in our community and she is busy trying to look good for votes by being divisive just like Trump is. And yes, I compared it to Trump. The City Council passed a resolution but it seems like there was no real investigation to see what is really in the declared areas. Church Avenue is Bob Marley Boulevard. Bob Marley is Jamaican. Is Rodneyse Bichotte actually trying to drown out the contributions and hardworking of the other Caribbean cultures on the community? This is what the optics look like and it seems that it is true. Rodneyse Bichotte does not truly care about the Caribbean. Her love for Haiti should be questioned as well, die to her op-ed in Kings County Politics where she stated "Haiti is in the Caribbean, but not of the Caribbean". How dare she take away the validity of Haiti's rightful place in the Caribbean. The city council needs to meet again and dismiss the resolution and pass a resolution that expands the designation of Little Caribbean to celebrate all Caribbean cultures. In the Caribbean, there is a saying that I breathing life back into which is "One People Under the Sun". We can even question Rodneyse Bichotte's support of Hillary Clinton despite the people of Haiti stating that she played a part in destroying the growth of Haiti and stealing the funds that were to be used to help rebuild Haiti. That is a Judas mindset. Rodneyse Bichotte is trying to create a new class level and classism is what this system functions on and how it divides us and oppresses all Black people along with racism. As I work on Unity, Rodneyse Bichotte continues her divisive agenda and seems to be playing off of the heartache, struggles and emotions of the Haitian community. This tactic of Rodneyse Bichotte, will make it hard for the communities of Flatbush and East Flatbush, which are the last strongholds against all out gentrification to fight against rezoning and further displacements. Rodneyese herself does not know how to stop gentrification and one of her Co-supporters of "Little Haiti" has admitted that in a news article and has stated "We want to be sure that we can leave a piece of Haitian Culture when gentrification does take over". That is not a progressive message. That is the language of building a self legacy while abandoning actual protections for the people of the community, especially the Caribbean community. Bichotte has yet to join myself and others in the call to Abolish ICE. I have called for this action to take place since it's creation in 2003. I have been personally affected by their racist predatory policies as many in the community have. Many Haitians, Jamaicans, Trinidadians, Guyanese, Grenadians and many other people within our Caribbean Community are afraid and Bichotte has not pushed to ease that fear or to fight against the threat to at is producing that fear. Bichotte keeps pushing for TPS, which only offers temporary protections. I want to make sure that every single immigrant is protected and safe. I am pushing for all TPS and DACA holders to become permanent residents. I am pushing for there to be a fast track citizenship process for all immigrants. I am pushing to make sure that our Healthcare system and Driver License programs cover not just citizens, but immigrants as well. I am pushing for Caribbean Unity in Flatbush and East Flatbush so that we can Rise Up and win this fight TN against Trump, the GOP and ICE.
Rodneyse Bichotte has proven her true intentions. Street naming is an honorable thing, but divide is disgraceful. It is the colonizing mindset. It is the conditioning that some still carry in them from the colonizers. She needs to re-educate herself on how to fight for the people and get out of the sunken place. I will continue to fight for the people of the district as she keeps trying to become a legend in her own mind. If she cared so much about the Haitian community, she would be doing the things that I've been doing for the Haitian community and the rest of the Caribbean community. Then again, a narcissist can only love themselves more than the people and Rodneyse Bichotte has not shown any actual concern for the community. I helped the community celebrate Caribbean Heritage month throughout the month of June and celebrated the first annual Caribbean Unity Day on June 30th with members of the community and with the Caribbean Unity Alliance. Rodneyse Bichotte was nowhere to be found. Homes are being torn down, gentrification is displacing our community at an alarming rate, landlords are illegally evicting tenants and Trump is separating children and deporting our family members. But instead of focusing on stopping many of these key issues, she figures that she might as well make herself look and feel good while the tears and cries of the people go unnoticed by her. ICE is kidnapping members of the community and she chooses to build a legacy for herself. Well I see the tears and I hear the cries. The demands of the people will be answered when she is voted out on November 6th and myself, Anthony Beckford am voted in. It is time that District 42, which consists of Flatbush, East Flatbush , Midwood and Ditmas Park has an elected official who truly advocates for them, no matter their cultural background. The divisive era of Bichotte or as I call it "The Bichotte Trump Era" is over. We will not allow a GOP member or any Democrat with Conservative or Self Serving agendas to have any position in our communities. #VoteThemOut
Anthony Beckford is a long standing community advocate, Activist and a candidate for New York State Assembly in District 42 which consists of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Ditmas Park. Anthony Beckford resides in East Flatbush and has been on the frontlines fighting for the people regarding issues such as, immigration, housing, police brutality, gun violence, healthcare, environmental issues and much more. Anthony Beckford is the son of Jamaican immigrants and the Leader of the Brooklyn Sector of Copwatch Patrol Unit, a grassroots group that has been on the forefront of police accountability. He is seeking to be elected in the general election this November 6th, 2018, to stop the displacements and racial disparities in his district and to push as much legislation as possible to answer the demands of the people. He has marched and spoken out against gun violence in our communities along with City Council member Jumaane Williams and State Senator Kevin Parker. He has been demanding Justice for those lost to police violence and along with Congresswoman Yvette Clark, has openly condemned the recent killing of Saheed Vassell by NYPD Officers. Anthony Beckford is a member of progressive organizations such as, Our Revolution, Democratic Socialists, MoveOn.org, Black Caucus of the Green Party, ColorOfChange.org, MoveOn.org and many other progressive organizations. His recent endorsements include NYC Against ICE, Brooklyn Residents against Gentrification, Caribbean Unity Alliance, Green Party of Brooklyn, Stop REBNY and many more.
Colorado was able to use $3 million dollars of marijuana sales to provide food and housing for the homeless. Now imagine what can be done in New York with my #CBDTHCpolicy that I will introduce when I am elected in November as NY Assemblyman of District 42.
It will be used to not only provide food and permanent housing for those who are homeless, it will also be used to help provide funding for our public schools, provide funding for community centers, senior housing, transitional programs for the formally incarcerated and REAL affordable housing for middle to low income families.
My bill will cause legalization and decriminalization of marijuana (marihuana). The records of those who have been incarcerated for low level crimes will be wiped clean and those still incarcerated will be released. I will also propose to exclude large corporations and Big Pharma from being able to have any control or part in this legislation or the sales of marijuana.
We will End the Prohibition.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
“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 seeking endorsements from various unions and well known progressive elected officials and organizations. Anthony Beckford is a member of the Democratic Socialists, Green Party of Brooklyn, MoveOn.org, ColorsofChange.org, Our Revolution, Black Caucus of the Green Party, True Freedom Political Club and many other progressive organizations thatfight for democracy and the rights of the people
If you would like more information about this topic, please call 347-206-0244 or email VoteForAnthonyBeckford@gmail.com
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 an advocate of the people and to help in the fight against the issues they face.
Endorsed by Brooklyn Residents Against Gentrification, Green Party of Brooklyn, Caribbean Unity Alliance, NYC Against I.C.E and others.
Please fill out the form thoroughly. Your endorsement of Anthony Beckford for State Assembly is very appreciated.
Endorsed by Brooklyn Residents Against Gentrification, Green Party of Brooklyn, Caribbean Unity Alliance, NYC Against I.C.E and others.
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, provide Rent Rollbacks, protect home owners and small business owners. Anthony will fight for Universal Housing.
- 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 full accountability of all law enforcement officers.
- Immigration Rights: Anthony Beckford is the son of Jamaican Immigrants. He has been working to provide permanent residency for all TPS and DACA holders and a fast track process to provide citizenship to all immigrants in our community. #AbolishICE
- 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 supports and helped the New York State Nurses Association advocate for the New York Health Act, which will provide healthcare for all no matter your income or immigration status.
- Marijuana: Anthony Beckford supports for the full legalization and decriminalization of marijuana. He wants the records of all low level offenders to be wiped clean and for this currently incarcerated to be released immediately. The prohibition must end. Anthony Beckford plans to use the funds from marijuana sales to help fund public schools, community centers, provide senior, middle class and low income housing, as well as to help the state's current deficit.
- Cash Bail System: Anthony Beckford plans on ending the cash bail system that targets people of color and is the cause behind many people being incarcerated die to not being able to pay bail.
- Workers Rights: Anthony Beckford supports workers and Unions. Workers must have adequate health care, livable wages, safe work conditions and much more.
- Anthony Beckford also advocates for Public School Funding, Equal Pay 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 in the resources and opportunities that are needed. 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 of School District 18. The rezoning would have taken away the much needed funds that the schools within his district needed. Long story short, he helped to defeat the rezoning plan. After graduating from Winthrop Junior High School, Anthony Beckford went on to Midwood High School and graduated in the top 33 percentile. He is a member of the Democratic Socialists, Green Party of Brooklyn , True Freedom Political Club, MoveOn.org, ColorsofChange.org, Flatbush Tenant Coalition, Our Revolution, Green Party Black Caucus, Citizens Action NYC racial Justice Committee, Community Board 17 Housing and Public Safety sub-committees and many more progressive organizations that are consistently defending democracy and fighting for the Rights of the people.
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 knows what resources and opportunities are needed and refuses to ignorant it, the way the incumbent Rodneyse Bichotte has been for the past 4 years. Community members made it known that they have no true representation from Rodneyse Bichotte and that she is only focused on her self legacy. Anthony Beckford 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 seen the attacks against the working class and low income. He was able to expose Rodneyse Bichotte's donations from Real Estate Brokers and members of the Real Estate Board of New York, crooked lobbyists and special interest groups.
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. 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 utilizes within his community.
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