Staten Island Progressive Democrat Brittany Ramose DeBarros launches Congressional campaign to unseat Malliotakis with exclusive national interview
NEW YORK—Brittany Ramos DeBarros is already attracting major national attention following the launch of her Congressional bid to unseat freshman GOP Rep. Nicole Malliotakis in New York’s 11th district yesterday.
The 32 year old community organizer and combat veteran announced her campaign with a viral social media video showcasing her heartfelt convictions in a call for the betterment of society by prioritizing the needs of those that make-up the backbone of Staten Island. Teen Vogue interviewed Ramos DeBarros for an exclusive profile on the launch of her Congressional campaign.
“People always court the margins in the center while we have hundreds of thousands of potential voters who don’t turn out because we keep running people who aren’t inspiring,” Ramos DeBarros told Teen Vogue. “I’ve knocked on doors for Democrats and listened. People’s concerns were, ‘How is this guy going to be any different? Red or blue, it keeps being the same thing. My life, my struggles, keep being the same.’
The reason I hope people get excited about this is because I am carrying a torch, but it’s not really about me. It’s about saying, ‘This isn’t about our political party or an establishment or the rich or the people in power. This is about those of us who have been told that we don’t deserve to have power in this system.’”
Brittany Ramos DeBarros, is a proud Afro-Latina Staten Islander, community organizer, and combat veteran running for Congress in New York’s 11th District.
She grew up in a deeply patriotic military family and entered the Army in order to help pay for college. DeBarros’ time in Afghanistan changed her mind about war, as she came home angry, hurt, and feeling betrayed by a system that covered up greed and corruption with the veneer of freedom.
She quickly realized that these same problems were happening at home, across the country and directly within her own community. DeBarros is determined to help lead the fight to build a better, more just world; the world that we deserve.