Part I: Introduction

On the night of June 26th, 2018 the Democratic Party experienced an earthquake of epic proportions, with tremors extending from the pavement of Queens Boulevard to the halls of Congress. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28 year-old Democratic Socialist from the Bronx ousted 10-term Representative Joe Crowley, the fourth ranking Democrat in the House, and Chair of the Queens County Democratic Party in New York’s 14th congressional district(North Queens/South Bronx). Ocasio-Cortez, a former organizer for Senator Bernie Sanders’ Presidential campaign, created a winning coalition through her unapologetic commitment to progressive policy, and her acute understanding of the intersections between…

Tomorrow, New Yorker’s across the five boroughs will go to the polls and vote in the Democratic Primary. Many elected offices will be on the ballot: Comptroller, Borough President, District Attorney(Manhattan), as well as ⅔ of all city council seats. Most consequently, however, is the Mayoral Election to succeed Bill De Blasio. While the General Election is held in November, Democrats enjoy an 8–1 registration advantage over Republicans, which makes the Democratic Primary the de-facto election locally. There are currently four candidates with a chance of winning: Eric Adams, Maya Wiley, Kathryn Garcia, and Andrew Yang. No election since 1977…

Michael Lange

NYC born & raised || Political Organizer || Boston College Class of 2021 — Economics(B.S.) Political Science(B.A.)

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