Anthony Beckford, who is the Progressive Democratic candidate for City Council in District 45, has been racking up endorsements. To date, he is leading with 39 endorsements in the race to represent Flatbush, East Flatbush, Marine Park, Midwood, Kensington and Flatlands. His endorsements range from notable politic organizations and advocacy groups such as, New York Communities For Change, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Concerned Citizens For Change (chapter of NYPAN), Voters For Animal Rights, NYCLASS, Future STEPS US, NYC Against ICE and a few others. Along with endorsements from Elected Officials in and outside of New York, like Brooklyn Democratic District Leader Shaquana Boykin, Mt. Vernon Councilmember Delia Farquharson and Chris Ricci who is a Council Member out of Modesto, California. His most recent endorsement comes at a right time during Women's History Month and speaks of his commitment to advocating for Women's Rights and Reproductive Justice. This endorsement comes from the Women's March NYC Rise and Roar.
For those who are unaware, Women's March is the largest Pro Women's Rights Action that takes place nationwide every year.
"It is truly an honor to be able to receive this endorsement from Women's March NYC Rise and Roar. They have made the work that they do inclusive to all Women and have been consistent and outspoken against Trump's attempts to violate the rights of Women everywhere. I have been a very vocal and action oriented advocate for Women's Rights and Reproductive Justice. As a Single Father to my 9 year old daughter, I am not only fighting for her future and her rights, I am fighting for the rights of young girls and Women everywhere. I am truly humbled to receive this endorsement, especially during Women's History Month." - Anthony Beckford
*Anthony Beckford is a Single Father, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Community Leader, Organizer, President of Black Lives Matter Brooklyn and son of Immigrant Parents from Jamaica.
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Anthony Beckford is a Single Father, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Community Leader, Published Author, Organizer, Former UFT Member and current Freelancers Union Member. 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 Members and Former City Council Member of the 45th Council District in Brooklyn.
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 Beckford is a member of Flatbush Tenant Coalition, MDCNY, NYPAN , CBPAA, Caribbean Unity Alliance, Brooklyn Progressive Alliance, East Flatbush Progressive Alliance, NYC Against ICE, VFAR, 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.