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New York City Council Candidate Brandon West Talks the Intersection of Policy and Comedy

“West’s plans to transform the city’s arts ecosystem—dominated by large institutions, hostile to the un-monied—with commercial rent stabilization and novel land use policies.”

To Build a More Inclusive New York, We Need to Reform County Parties

“We need to transform our county parties from being transactional vestiges that benefit those at the top, to responsive, accountable organizations that fight for the people. ”

Watch: Brandon West, Candidate for NYC Council District 39 (Brooklyn)

“PoliticsNY asked West three questions in three minutes as part of our meet the candidate series on the road to the June 22 citywide primaries.”

Brooklyn’s Democratic Socialists: Who Are They And What Do They Want?

West is running to represent Park Slope, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, and Windsor Terrace in City Council.

Rage Against the Machine with Brandon West

“We’re joined LIVE by NYC-DSA endorsed candidate for City Council District 39 (and community radio fan!), Brandon West, to hear about his work to Defund NYPD, defeat machine politics, fund excluded workers, and build working-class power. ”

We Can Defund The Police—Here’s How

“Former City Council staffer-turned-DSA candidate explains how we can begin redirecting resources from cops to communities.”

Q&A With Brandon West On His Run For City Council District 39

“There’s a lot of new blood, a lot of interest, a lot of grassroots activism that’s coming,” said NKD president Brandon West, before the meeting. “There will be a larger voice for that at this meeting and I think that will be amplified in the future.”

Ranked-Choice Voting More ‘Democratic’ Than Current System, Progressive Brooklyn Groups Says

While a ranked-choice voting system would be new to most New York City voters, it wouldn’t be to the New Kings Democrats. The progressive, reform-minded Brooklyn political group has used ranked-choice voting for its endorsement choices for more than four years with success, its president Brandon West says.

How The 'Sham' Sausage Gets Made Inside The Brooklyn Democratic County Committee

“There’s a lot of new blood, a lot of interest, a lot of grassroots activism that’s coming,” said NKD president Brandon West, before the meeting. “There will be a larger voice for that at this meeting and I think that will be amplified in the future.”

Now take on the anti-democratic Democrats

…At the national level, the Republican and Democratic parties have failed to accommodate and respond to changing winds and no longer represent voters’ values and needs. They are closed-door spaces that often breed corruption, self-dealing and a dearth of genuine leadership.