ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Edwin

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WHERE I COME FROM

Youngest Puerto Rican/Italian candidate to ever run for NYC Council 🇵🇷🇮🇹

Astoria Native. Gen Z. Award-winning film industry gig worker. Full scholarship recipient to Columbia University. First-in-family to receive a college diploma. Former Bernie 2020 National Advance. NOT a career politician. Only candidate running for District 22 to endorse #ForceTheVote on Medicare for All. Let's shock the Establishment together!

ARE YOU A SOCIALIST?

It's complicated.

 

I am an independent. I'm a very firm supporter of populist ideas such as Medicare for All, a Green New Deal and Universal Basic Income. I am running as a Green candidate to revive its platform after Gov. Cuomo passed legislation last year to destroy 3rd party ballot access in NY. Ultimately, our mission is to build a path forward for Ranked-Choice Voting in ALL elections - not just the Democrat or Republican primaries.

Words are like cages for ideas. Now, Bernie/AOC themselves are effectively - when it comes down to technical definitions - supporters of social democracy. The term "democratic socialism” can mean one of two things: (1) seizing the means of all production OR (2) seizing the means of some production for essential goods and services (i.e. healthcare, housing, energy, pharmaceuticals, education). I support the 2nd option.

 

In other words, I support abolishing poverty and giving workers a stake of ownership in large corporations. And, yes, I guess if you were to look at me on a left-right spectrum, I support moving as economically left as possible without getting rid of private property. Not so easy to put me in a box, right?

NOT A DEMOCRAT. NOT A REPUBLICAN.

A NEW YORKER.

Progressives Can Drain the Swamp

Let's be clear. We must defeat the Establishment and demand tax fairness of a few dozen billionaires. We must stand in solidarity against a tyrannical government. We must enact a progressive agenda to extinguish Mainstream Media Misknowledge, Hatred/anger and Greed. We must refund basic human rights and value Compassion and Equality.

  • Edwin pledges to only seek re-election as a progressive 3rd Party candidate, neither Democrat nor Republican.

  • Edwin pledges to not accept corporate PAC contributions or lobbyist money of any kind, including zero dollars from the Fossil Fuel industry.

  • Edwin would govern like a modern day FDR 2.0 or Bull Moose candidate.