Democratic Socialists vow ground war to help elect El-Yateem
Political organization backed Bernie Sanders in 2016
The political organization that backed Bernie Sanders for president is now setting its sights on the City Council campaign in Bay Ridge. The New York City Democratic Socialists of America Political Committee is launching an all-out effort to get Democrat Rev. Khader El-Yateem to the Council.
El-Yateem is a member of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and if elected, would be the first Arab-American to ever serve on the City Council.
The DSA will hold a rally for E-Yateem on Saturday, June 10 at the An Noor Center, 7114 Fifth Ave. in Bay Ridge at 1 p.m.
Hoping to build on the excitement surrounding the Sanders campaign in 2016, the DSA is planning to mobilize its 2,000 members to win a ground war to get El-Yateem elected, leaders said. Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, generated a great deal of excitement across the country with his presidential campaign last year before losing the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton.