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Congratulations to Anthony Beckford for securing the Green Party of Brooklyn endorsement for Assembly District 42!

By   June 16, 2018

Anthony Beckford‘s endorsement was approved by the GPBK Membership at our recent membership meeting, per GPBK’s new endorsement process. Congrats Anthony on all your work so far, and we’re looking forward to helping you get out your message! Anthony will appear on the ballot in November as the Green Party candidate.

More from Anthony:
As a long time advocate and activist, I have always had great pleasure in fighting for the people. It is my duty and my honor. I have heard the cries and have seen the tears. My decision to run for NYS Assembly is for me to answer those cries and to help dry those tears. As a Disabled Marine Corps Veteran and a single father, I have overcome a lot and have inspired many to do so as well. As the son of Jamaican immigrants, I have unconditional love for my community, which is predominantly Caribbean. My community is Assembly District 42 in Brooklyn, which is made up of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Ditmas Park. I have been on the frontlines fighting against police brutality, pipelines, fracking, corrupt landlords and developers, corrupt politicians, bigotry, racism and so much more. I am honored to have received the endorsement from the Green Party of Brooklyn and welcome any and all help and donations for my campaign to become a greater movement of the people. It is time for the people to elect a candidate that will not provide lip service, but will actually provide solutions.

Upcoming events:

Please reach out to Anthony ( to help petition in his district!

Sunday, June 17, 10am-5pm
Seventh Heaven Street Festival
Come join GPBK at the Seventh Heaven Street Festival. We’ll be spreading the word about our Governor and Lt. Governor candidates (Howie Hawkins and Jia Lee) at 7th Avenue between
between 8th and 9th Streets. Howie will make an appearance at 1pm!

Saturday, June 23
Caribbean Unity Day and Campaign Fundraiser
The Caribbean Unity Alliance in partnership with NYS Assembly candidate Anthony Beckford present Caribbean Unity Day Rally at 12:30pm. There have been talks and agendas regarding dividing our Caribbean community. We will not let that happen.

June is National Caribbean-American Month, so we want everyone to come out with the flags and show support and solidarity. (Even if you are not Caribbean, come out in solidarity.)
This Is a Day of Unity. We Are One People Under the Sun.
Volunteers are needed to hand out campaign flyers.

Campaign Fundraiser at Queen Bees (3023 Church Avenue – time to be determined)

Saturday, July 14
Candidate Forum
Location and time to be announced.

Facebook / twitter / Anthony’s website

Anti-War Rally and March

By   April 12, 2018


Join Greens from New York at the Anti-War Rally and March on Sunday, April 15th.

Our contingent will gather between 1:00 and 1:45 pm at the corner of 35th St. & Broadway.
The Rally will be held from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. at Herald Square, 34th & 6th Ave.
Followed by a March to Trump Tower from 2:30 until 4:00 p.m.

Please join us to march behind the Green Party banner and make a powerful statement against the war-mongering of the major parties! Speakers will include Ajamu Baraka, 2016 Green Party vice-presidential candidate.

We demand the end of U.S. overt and covert wars, the dismantling of all nuclear weapons, the closing of all U.S. bases on foreign soil, and that we bring all U.S. troops home now.

Our government spends trillions of dollars on war instead of spending it to meet human needs: for jobs and social services, quality debt-free education and single-payer health care.

Spread the word and bring your family and friends!

Please RSVP using this form, to help us coordinate the day of the event.
Tell everyone you’re going and invite your friends on Facebook!
For any questions, please contact Carmen by email at or by phone at 347.277.3892.

Tuesday, March 27: GPBK Membership Meeting

By   March 19, 2018

Please join us at our Green Party of Brooklyn membership meeting on Tuesday, March 27. from 7-9p at the YWCA on Atlantic & 3rd Ave.

RSVP on Facebook or by emailing

Full agenda to be announced shortly.

Proposed by-laws change. Per our discussion in our February meeting, at this meeting we will vote on this amendment to our bylaws:

Proposed addition to 4.3 Meetings
Insert new language in 4.3.2: A meeting will be called not earlier than 28 days and not later than 7 days before the first day to sign designating petitions. The purpose of the meeting shall be to adopt a platform, or to pass resolutions for the nominating, authorizing and/or endorsing Green Party candidates for party and/or public office in the upcoming election; and such other business as the members may propose
Re-number the other sub-sections in 4.3 accordingly

Green Party of Brooklyn meeting + holiday party

By   November 21, 2017

Join the Green Party of Brooklyn for a short business meeting followed by a party to celebrate our achievements this year!

Monday, December 4, 6:30 PM – 10 PM
Cherry Tree Bar
65 4th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217


RSVP on Facebook or on web

We’ll have a short meeting to debrief on the elections this year, and talk about plans for next year. We also may vote to fill a current vacancy on the GPBK Executive Committee, one Officer At-Large position. Please contact us at if you’d like to learn more about running for this position!

Our meetings are open to all. Only registered Greens in Brooklyn may vote on business items or present motions.

It’s been an exciting year and we’d love to celebrate with you as we think about what comes next! The party will start at the conclusion of the business meeting, around 7:30 p.m. Feel free to wear your best green holiday garb, or just come as you are. Cherry Tree features a full bar and food including pizza.


What happened this Tuesday

By   November 9, 2017

This year, Green Party of Brooklyn worked hard to challenge machine politics in New York. We are very proud of our candidates, and the results they had to show for their efforts.

  • Persephone Smith got 10% of the vote in District 37.
  • Carmen Hulbert got 7% in a four-way race in District 38.
  • And Jabari Brisport broke the Green Party’s previous NYC Council record with a strong 29% of the vote in District 35.

All three were first-time candidates who went into the election with no name recognition, and all went up against formidable incumbents backed by the weight of the Democratic party establishment. The candidates built campaign infrastructure and organized people who will work together in the fights ahead.

We also want to shout out to the GP’s citywide slate of candidates, Akeem Browder, James Lane, and Julia Willebrand, for valiantly fighting uphill battles while excluded from public debates, and for helping campaign with our Brooklyn candidates and for helping raise important issues around the city.

The mainstream media narrative of Tuesday’s election has focused on De Blasio’s easy reelection and Democrats’ victories in some state races, but strong results by independent left candidates in NYC and around the country are what keeps us warm as the days grow shorter. You can rest assured that our campaigns will grow even stronger in the years ahead.

We hope you will join us to celebrate our progress this year, and talk about what comes next, at the Green Party of Brooklyn nomination meeting and holiday party on Monday, December 4. Keep an eye out for an email with more details shortly.

Get out the vote Tuesday!

By   November 5, 2017

Our candidates have been hard at work this year fighting for justice, and we have the chance to make some big breakthroughs in New York City politics.

To bring the election to life, we need all hands on deck this Tuesday. We need people handing out literature outside poll sites, and phonebanking.

Please lend a hand this Tuesday. Fill out this form to let us know where and when you can help.

And don’t forget to vote yourself! Use this tool to quickly look up your polling place, and make a plan now for when in the day you can vote, and how you will get there.

Read more about our hard-working and diverse group of candidates!
Akeem Browder for Mayor
James Lane for Public Advocate
Julia Willebrand for Comptroller

For City Council:
Jabari Brisport (CD 35)
Carmen Hulbert (CD 38)
Persephone Smith (CD 37)

Green Party parties

By   October 29, 2017
There’s no party like a Green Party party, because a Green Party party doesn’t take corporate contributions!
You have two chances this week to hang out with your favorite City Council candidates.
Tomorrow, join the HalloGreen Party for Jabari!
Thursday, let’s gather for some snacks and drinks as we phone bank to get out the vote for Carmen!

Membership meeting tomorrow

By   September 26, 2017

Hope you can join us tomorrow!

Green Party of Brooklyn Fall Membership Meeting

Wednesday, September 27 at 7 PM – 9 PM
31 Smith Street (near Livingston), Second Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Join Greens and Green-curious. We will be talking about how best to support our campaigns in the weeks leading up to Election Day! We also have the opportunity to discuss a potential endorsement of Anthony Beckford, a City Council candidate running on an independent line in District 45, who recently changed his registration to Green.

Also on the agenda:
Hear from local Green candidates including Akeem Browder for NYC Mayor
Update on Green Party of New York State work including the Health Act and the Constitutional Convention debate

Membership meetings are open to the general public, and we encourage you to attend even if you’ve never been politically active before, or if you are not yet a member of the Green Party. (Formal motions and votes are limited to registered Greens as acknowledged by the Board of Elections.)

Stick around after the meeting to grab a drink and socialize with your favorite Greens!

Also upcoming:

Demonstrate Against U.S. Threats on North Korea on the 16th Anniversary of the Afghanistan Invasion

Saturday, October 7th, 11:30am – 1:00pm

Gather at 11:30 am in Washington Square Park (exact location TBA) for a vigil on this 16th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Then at 12 noon join a solemn march to Union Square for a demonstration against U.S. war threats to North Korea, and endless wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, among other countries.

For more info contact Dani at or call (347) 218-3107

Press Release: The Green Party of Brooklyn officially endorses Jabari Brisport for the 35th City Council District

By   September 15, 2017

The Green Party of Brooklyn officially endorses Jabari Brisport for the 35th City Council District

Greens unite behind Brisport; Jabari demands debate with Cumbo

In the New York City primary held Tuesday, Jabari Brisport won 89 percent of the vote to become the Green Party’s candidate for the New York City Council seat for the 35th District, and is now set to pose a serious electoral challenge to the district’s incumbent, Laurie Cumbo. Cumbo won her party’s nomination after a divisive primary campaign, with only 58 percent of the Democratic Party vote. In this Village Voice article, Brisport is described as “a charismatic third-party candidate… with unprecedented momentum behind his bid.”

Because of Brisport’s victory, progressives in the 35th District have a second chance to take power in this election cycle.

Said Brisport, who is also supported by the Democratic Socialists of America, “We have the momentum in this race because we’re pushing a radical message of hope. The Democratic primary was contentious. That’s not because of the challenger, but because thousands of ignored residents here are under siege and terrified. This campaign is fighting to bring power back to the people: in housing, in policing, in education and in the economy. And we’re gonna win.”

Scott A. Hutchins, the Green Party challenger whom Brisport defeated in the primary, said, “Jabari is the only candidate who offers a true alternative to Cumbo’s corporate approach to development. By proposing that ownership of disputed public property – such as the Bedford-Union Armory – be transferred into community land trusts run by local stakeholders, Jabari provides a real solution to a city threatened by runaway gentrification. I support his candidacy wholeheartedly.”

Said Josh Feintuch, Chair of the Green Party of Brooklyn, “It makes no sense at all for public property like the Bedford-Union Armory to be used primarily for the enrichment of developers. Cumbo’s – and Mayor de Blasio’s – capitulation to the real estate industry must be opposed. Our candidate, Jabari Brisport, will make sure the armory is used for the community, by the community.”

“I’m demanding a public, televised debate between the general election candidates,” said Brisport. “This district presents a Rorschach Test. The incumbent sees a triumph: 1,000 new units of affordable housing. I see a crisis: 30,000 eviction cases. I’m curious what our voters see.”

The Green Party of Brooklyn is the Green Party political organization for Kings County in New York City. We run candidates in the borough of Brooklyn, work on local issue campaigns and represent a progressive challenge to “politics-as-usual.” We are the opposition party in Brooklyn.

Green Party of Brooklyn:

Jabari 2017:

Jabari Brisport for City Council:

Next Saturday: Potluck Picnic in Prospect Park

By   August 19, 2017

To Our Dear Supporters –

Thanks for your help petitioning! It’s time to celebrate and to get into high gear for campaigning this fall.

(Additional info on events with some of our candidates follows.)

Potluck Picnic in Prospect Park – RSVP on web or Facebook
Saturday August 26, 3pm – 6pm
Picnic House, Prospect Park
near Fifth Street and Prospect Park West

Please join the Green Party of Brooklyn at a pot luck picnic in Prospect Park! We want to congratulate all our candidates for the time and effort they and their teams spent petitioning to get on the ballot for the November election!
Let’s celebrate, network, and prepare for some serious campaigning into the fall.
Feel free to bring some food or drink to share…..or just bring yourself.
All candidates, campaign staff, volunteers, long time Greens, new Greens, Berners, and Green-curious are welcome!

How to find us:


More upcoming events for some Green Party candidates:

Akeem Browder (NYC Mayor)

Meet & Greet With Akeem Browder, Green Party Candidate For NYC Mayor
Monday at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
BK9, 62 5th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Also in attendance: James Lane, Green Party Candidate for Public Advocate, Jabari Brisport, Candidate for City Council District 35, Persephone S J Smith, Green Party Candidate for Council District 37, and Carmen V. Hulbert, Green Party Candidate for City Council District 38.

This event is a kick-off to get to know Akeem and other Green Party candidates in NYC, our platform, and how you can help volunteer for any of these important and ground-breaking campaigns.

We just ask that those attending this event please order something whether it be a drink or food.

Jabari Brisport (City Council District 35)

Last Socialist Petition and BBQ with DSA
Sunday 8/20 (tomorrow!)
12 PM
Meet at Jabari’s campaign office,  565 Lincoln Pl.
Please RSVP

It’s going to be a big fun event with lots of supporters and activists coming together to put us over the 1,000 signature mark and get us on the socialist ballot line.

Carmen V Hulbert (City Council District 38)

Come support Carmen in a debate against her opponents in the City Council race!
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 07:00 PM
City Council District 38 Debate Red Hook Star-Revue

Red Hook Star-Revue will hold a District 38 City Council debate at Pioneer Works for candidates competing in the primary and general elections, including Carmen.

City Council District 38 includes Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace as well as Red Hook, but the August 29 debate at Pioneer Works will focus on Red Hook community issues.

Seating is limited. To RSVP, email

More events for Carmen