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The young activist said he is running to decommodify housing.
“The market can’t be the only way we determine if someone can
live somewhere, or live at all,”
“There are a lot of people who have not been represented,
there are a lot of electeds who have just cakewalked into office,
have never been challenged and never even had their policies
and finances scrutinized,” Mamdani said.
Mamdani’s experience campaigning with the organization goes back as the paid canvas
director for Khader El-Yateem–a DSA-backed City Council candidate in Bay Ridge in 2017.
He also participated in the campaign against Amazon HQ2 and was key organizer for Cabán’s
Zohran Mamdani, board member of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York (MDCNY), said,
“A lot of times in Democratic conversations, things are framed as looking at a whole
community through terrorism and anti-terrorism and not seeing us as full, complex
individuals who have a multitude of issues and deserve to be treated in a way that
all other communities are.”
“It’s not that everything changed in college, but I went from having
Facebook arguments and long back and forths with friends about it,
never making any headway to realizing that just an active group of 10
people can totally change the discourse on a campus and realizing what
the power of organizing is,” Mamdani said.
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