Jabari Brisport is one of six socialists now in the New York State Legislature, the most in a century. We spoke to him about how he came to democratic socialism, how elected officials can help build working-class power, and why his top policy priority is to tax the rich.
Jabari Brisport is a Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) activist, public school teacher, and candidate for the New York State Senate District 25.
New York must immediately reinstate a complete eviction moratorium, incoming New York state legislators and socialists Jabari Brisport and Marcela Mitaynes argue. You can’t stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you’re forced out of your home.
Jabari Brisport is a public school teacher and Democratic Socialists of America activist who cut his political teeth campaigning for same-sex marriage a decade ago. Now he’s running as a socialist to represent Brooklyn in the state senate, and he’s mounting a full-throated challenge to status-quo politics in New York.