New York State Assembly member Emily Gallagher recently visited the city’s jail on Rikers Island. “Nothing prepared me for the level of abuse and neglect that I witnessed there,” she writes in Jacobin.
Emily Gallagher is a New York State Assembly member representing the fiftieth district in Brooklyn. She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Emily Gallagher is New York’s state assembly member for the fiftieth district and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. In an interview with Jacobin, Gallagher discusses how socialists led the way on calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s removal from office, the current state budget fights, and how DSA electeds are crafting a new, leftist approach to governance.