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Bay Ridge City Council Candidate Khader El-Yateem Thinks Southwest Brooklyn Is Ready For Socialism

Jul 20, 2017

072017elyateemIn a continuing push to become a force in New York City politics, the Democratic Socialists of America have endorsed a second candidate in a City Council race, and this time it's a competitor in the hotly-contested Democratic primary in the 43rd District, which includes the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, and Bath Beach.


Lutheran pastor Reverend Khader El-Yateem is the latest DSA member to jump into city politics, and like the 35th District's Jabari Brisport, he's secured an endorsement from the rising group of socialists. But unlike Brisport, who told Gothamist he's running as a member of the Green Party because a multi-party system "allows for more nuanced politics," El-Yateem said he's running as a Democrat to reform the party from within.


Read the full article from Gothamist here