Brooklyn, NY – On the eve of Thanksgiving break, local community members, friends, family, and neighbors all showed the true power of a grassroots movement as they attended Jason Salmon’s Volunteer Kick-Off Party. With over 75 of volunteers in attendance, Jason Salmon has become the leading candidate for New York’s 25th Senate District.
“I am proud of the ongoing support that I have received from so many community members and volunteers for my bid to represent the 25th District” said Salmon, “The impressive turnout that we had at this volunteer event shows how communities can come together, build power, and have their voices heard. With their ongoing support I am certain we can be successful in our efforts to end mass incarceration, tackle the affordable housing crisis, and improve civic engagement in our education system. I look forward to continuing our conversations and to making this campaign a success for all of us!”
About Jason Salmon
Jason Salmon is a life-long resident of Clinton Hill-Fort Greene and an experienced community organizer and activist. Jason is a progressive Democrat whose family history in Bed-Stuy dates back 70 years, Jason’s ancestors, Black, White, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim, immigrated to the U.S. to seek religious freedom.
Jason attended P.S. 20. In the summer of 2014, his life changed dramatically when his childhood friend was killed by the police. These tragedies drove Jason to serve as a community organizer and activist, and eventually as a volunteer for Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) and liaison to Communities United for Police Reform (CPR). Jason then served as a Community Liaison for Senator Velmanette Montgomery where, for nearly 3 years, he was in the front lines serving the communities of the 25th District.
Today, Jason is running on a platform centered on criminal justice reform, including ending mass incarceration and police reform, fighting for equity in our education system and addressing the affordable housing crisis.