2019 LOHV-NY Endorsements
November 5, 2019
Midwood High School
Anthony Beckford (Liberal
independent Party) is a candidate for District 45 member of
the New York City Council in New
Beckford is running in the general special election on November
5, 2019. Beckford
was a candidate for the same seat in the May special election.
Beckford was disqualified before the general special election
scheduled for May
Beckford was a candidate who sought election to the New York
State Assembly to represent District 42. Beckford lost the
general election on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the
primary on September 13, 2018.
Beckford was a True Freedom Party
candidate for District 45 representative on the New
York City Council in New
He was defeated in the general election on November
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Beckford is a single father, the son of Jamaican immigrants,
and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. His
professional experience includes work in retail, food
services, professional boxing, photography, and in the
entertainment business. Beckford
has also worked as a community advocate and activist. His
involvement includes working with Councilman Jumaane Williams
on the community issues of gun violence, mental health, and
housing. Beckford has led the Brooklyn sector of Copwatch
Patrol Unit-a self-described police accountability group that
documents police interactions in the community. He co-founded
and has served as president of Black Lives Matter Brooklyn.
Beckford reported to Ballotpedia that he has also advocated
for affordable housing, immigration rights, women's rights,
LGBTQ rights, adequate funding and resources for public
schools, and for police accountability. He has also advocated
against the escalation of hate crimes in the Black and Jewish
He has been a member of various groups such as the Democratic
Socialists, the Ernest Skinner Political Association, JFREJ,
Brooklyn Young Democrats, Black Caucus of the Green Party, New
Kings Democrats, Muslim Democratic Club of New York, NYPAN,
BPAN, CBID, Central Brooklyn Political Action Association,
Lambda Independent Democrats, Brooklyn Progressive Alliance,
and the Obama Foundation "My Brother's Keeper."
"I am honored to
receive the endorsement of The League of Humane Voters of New
York for my run for the 45th City Council District. As an
animal lover, owner and advocate, I fully agree to and support
the League's agenda. We must protect our animals from abuse
and exploitation, whether they are domestic, live on
farms or in the wildlife."
for 45th City Council District - Union Supporter
W. Murray for Queens County District Attorney
"As Queens County D.A., you have my word, that I will
prosecute animal abusers to the fullest extent allowed by
Joseph W. Murray
News: July 22, 2019,
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed A1303B/S5532B into law,
making New York State the
first state in the country to ban the surgical declawing of
See full media release
Help the Wildlife Killing Contest Ban Become Law!
Hooray for Assembly Member Deborah Glick
and Senator Monica Martinez for boldly crafting a
comprehensive bill (A722, S4253) that will, once and for all,
put an end to outrageous WILDLIFE KILLING CONTESTS!
Often sponsored by bars, individuals
participate to see who can kill the MOST, LARGEST, or HEAVIEST
of an unprotected wild animal species.
The well-known contests are those in which crows,
coyotes, and squirrels are killed, but there are many other
unprotected species such as raccoons, bobcats, skunks, and
The time has come for these barbaric
contests to end. The
reasons are many:
Killing contests actually INCREASE the
populations that they falsely claim are being reduced.
This is how: There's a phenomenon called
and it works this way: when a population is suddenly reduced,
the remaining individuals have more food availability, are
consequently healthier and more fertile.
Births are increased and quickly fill the niches left
by the killing.
Lead from shot and bullets is concentrated
in the fields and forests and leach into the soil and aquifers
supplying water to wild animals and people as well.
Other animals that eat left over carcasses
are lead-poisoned, as reported by wildlife rehabilitators.
If pet dogs find the carcasses, they will also be
poisoned by ingesting lead bullets or shot.
It sends a bad message to young
participants that teaches that wild animals' lives are
worthless, and killing is fun.
While a few NYS legislators who may
participate in these contests, or represent those who do,
complain that a lifestyle is being imposed upon, we respond by
saying that our lives and the lives of wild animals have been
imposed upon for too many years by those who have little
regard for individual wild animals and even species.
It's high time for this activity to become illegal.
Such shocking disrespect for wild animals will no longer be
tolerated by the public and belongs in the dustbin of history.
Send your support and encouraging
Assembly Member Glick
Assembly Member Englebright (Chair of the
Encon Committee in the Assembly)
Senator Kaminsky (Chair of the Encon Committee in the Senate)
Please stay in touch with
the League of Humane Voters®/NY
to follow the progress of this bill
League of Humane Voters®/NY's
2019 Agenda: click