I was born in the Bronx and moved to Staten Island, and this is where I feel most at home. Growing up in a single parent household, I worked hard to put myself through college - and I graduated with a degree in Political Science. I am a working class girl and currently employed as a legal secretary.
It was a natural decision for me to join other grassroots candidates in opposing the IDC Democrats who were elected as Democrats, but empower Republicans in the Senate. Our communities need true Democrats who do not rely on corporate donors, and who fight for the working class. We care about communities! #NoTrumpDems #NoIDC.
The residents of District 23 deserve a strong advocate in Albany. That's why my slogan is Jasi4all of us. I am here for you and I invite you to join our campaign and help make District 23 a vibrant, safe home for all our families.
Jasmine Robinson, the Democratic Senatorial Candidate for NY’s District 23 is endorsed by national progressive movements
Robinson could unseat the IDC’s incumbent Diane Savino after 13 years
Staten Island, NY – August 9, 2018 Jasmine Robinson, the Democrat looking to unseat the IDC Senator Diane Savino in the September primary, has earned major endorsements from progressive movements locally and across the United States. Most recently on July 2, Robinson was endorsed by the organization picking up where Bernie Sanders left off, OUR REVOLUTION. This endorsement aligns Robinson with other high profile Democrats, Cynthia Nixon, running for Governor of NY and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, the candidate for U.S. Congress, CD-14.
Our Revolution’s President Nina Turner stated that, “these candidates are taking on political machines - both Democrat and Republican - to fight the corruption and backdoor deal-making that pervade Albany and Washington politics. The growing efforts to unseat the Independent Democratic Conference members who prevent progressive legislative change demonstrate that the people of New York will not stand for cronyism anymore.”
Robinson, a 37-year-old Afro-Latina American, grew up in the Bronx in a single-parent household. She now calls Staten Island home and has been part of the Staten Island Democratic Association since 2004. Currently working as a legal secretary, she is part of Staten Island Women Who March and is a co-founder of the Staten Island Women of Color Forum. It was at a vigil for the activist Erica Garner in January 2018 that Robinson decided to challenge Savino in a Democratic primary. She kept hearing from “people who felt politicians don't care about them and only come around when it's time for elections.” Robinson sought to change that by running for office herself. Robinson is fighting for affordable health care, bail reform and better funding for public schools. If elected, Robinson would represent North Shore Staten Island, and Brooklyn’s Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, and Bay Ridge.
In addition to Our Revolution, Robinson has been endorsed by and is running on the Working Families Party Line.