Our political system is broken. It is built to work for people with power. To fix it, we need to rebuild our politics from the ground up, starting right here at home in Brooklyn.
Challenge politics as usual by prioritizing participation and remaining accountable to the residents of the 52nd Assembly District.
Make the electoral process more straightforward — for voters and for candidates.
Challenge politics as usual by prioritizing participation and remaining accountable to the residents of the 52nd Assembly District. This means sharing power and information with people who live in this community. Jesse will work to:
Reform the proxy process. Today, the Brooklyn Democratic Party often makes decisions on behalf of all Brooklynites through an antiquated proxy vote system that keeps the powerful in power and limits the voice of the electorate. As District Leader, Jesse will lead the effort to reform the proxy process as a member of the Executive Committee.
Support opportunities for people to participate outside typical machine politics. We need new ways to communicate outside of existing Party structures and political clubs. Together we can strengthen opportunities outside the political sphere for everyone to weigh in on Jesse’s work as a District Leader and the Party’s priorities for Brooklyn.
Advocate for women’s rights and gender justice in the Party. Getting more women, transgender, and non-binary people into positions of power starts at the grassroots. We can do this through strategies such as reinvigorating the local Party’s women’s caucus and restructuring Party positions to include nonbinary people who do not identify as female or male.