Anthony Beckford is a Single Father, Disabled U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Community Leader, Ordained Minister, Organizer, Former UFT Member, Freelancers Union Member, Elected Kings County Democratic Party Committee Member and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Anthony is also the President and Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Brooklyn and the President of the Brooklyn Sector of Copwatch Patrol Unit. He is a graduate of Midwood High School and active community member. Anthony is also one of the newly elected Kings County Democratic County Committee Member and the next City Council Member of the 45th District
Anthony has always been boots on the ground and on the frontlines advocating for our communities. He has shown true dedication, leadership, integrity and consistency. He is the son of immigrant parents from Jamaica and is a first generation Brooklynite. His mother worked hard as a visiting nurse for years and became a School Crossing Guard to make sure that her schedule aligned with his school schedule. His mother has been a school crossing guard for for over 30 years and is a long time Union member of DC37 Local 372. Her dedication, sacrifices and selflessness, has taught Anthony how to think of others before himself, be the advocate that he is today and take on the role as a significant leader in the community. Her involvement with her union has shown Anthony the importance of a Union family while growing up.
Anthony has helped advocate on many of the issues we face and has advocated for many of the State and Local legislations for Criminal Justice Reform, Immigration Protections, Workers Rights, Women's Rights, Animal Rights, Housing, Education and so much. Many of these pieces of legislation have passed, but he knows that more can be done. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Anthony established food and mask distribution sites and drop-off services. He has partnered with grassroots organizations and fellow advocates to provide over 160,000 hot meals in partnership with the Gyro King, PAYS and other organizations, 25,000 PPEs and over 900 bottles of handmade hand sanitizers to first responders, essential workers and community members. After the murder of George Floyd, he has organized and led various protests and helped with the push that led to 11 Police Reform Bills to be passed in New York State and 6 in the City.
Anthony has been endorsed by New York Communities for Change (NYCC), Concerned Citizens For Change (chapter of NYPAN), Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Future STEPS US, League of Humane Voters - NY, Caribbean Unity Alliance, Brooklyn Progressive Alliance, etc.
As the next City Council Member of #District45, which is Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands and Kensington, Anthony has vowed to introduce much needed legislation in regards to 100% Affordable Low Income Housing, Education, Affordable Childcare, Free Afterschool and Summer Programs, an increase in Youth Employment, Saving our Small Businesses, Police Accountability, Animal, Environmental and Labor Protections and much more within his first 30 to 90 days in office. He has been working together with other advocates and community members to create a way to provide a Free CUNY, Fully Fund and Fix NYCHA, make Public Transportation Free, bring about 100% Affordable Low to Moderate Income Housing, Rent Rollbacks, adequate protections for Homeowners, a pathway to homeownership and much more. Anthony is also the lead advocate for the African American History and Achievements Bill, which will provide a year round Black History curriculum in public school from grades K to 12. The Voices of the People Will Be Heard!
Anthony Beckford is the only candidate who has taken the People Over Profits, Green New Deal, No Fossil Fuel Money, No Cop Money, Green New Deal for NYC, New York Health Act and Homes Guarantee Pledges. He has always been and will continue to be the amplification of the Voice of the Silenced.
* Anthony Beckford is a member of Flatbush Tenant Coalition, MDCNY, NYPAN , CBPAA, Caribbean Unity Alliance, Brooklyn Progressive Alliance, East Flatbush Progressive Alliance, NYC Against ICE, New Kings Democrats, Citizens Action of New York, JFREJ, Democratic Socialists of America, NYC Democratic Socialists of America, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, NAN, Brooklyn Young Democrats, Bangladeshi for Political Progress, Black Lives Matter Movement, Rosa Parks Democratic Club, Indivisible Bk, Citizens Action New York, South Central Brooklyn United for Progress Discussion and Working Families Party. He is also a founding member of Central Brooklyn For Bernie 2020.
Anthony Beckford is your Number One Democratic Choice as the 45th District City Council Member.
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