Democracy for America, the national, powerful, political action committee, has endorsed Lattina Brown for City Council in District 17.
Democracy for America was founded by former Vermont Governor Howard Dean in 2004. According to the website, “Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered political action committee. Our mission is building and empowering a broad coalition of grassroots organizers to elect the New American Majority — people of color and white progressives — to fight for inclusive populism at all levels of office in all 50 states.”
Brown’s campaign is gaining momentum with local support from residents and community leaders. Commenting on her community support, Brown says: “The residents of New York City want to see positive change and new leadership. The Bronx machines failed to serve the residents and we continue to be labeled as number 62. It’s not a coincidence that many of the black and brown families lack resources and access to health facilities.“
Brown continues: “District 17 deserves to have a strong leader who will advocate and represent the people regardless of my skin color. It’s time to restore our democracy and I will fight for it. When elected I will be the first black woman to represent the constituents of district 17. Let’s get into good trouble!”
Congress members, state, and local politicians endorsed by Democracy for America include New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Virgina Governor Jennifer Carroll Foy, and newly elected Georgia Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.