Jabari Brisport is the State Senator for New York’s 25th District, representing Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Gowanus, and Park Slope. Born in Bed-Stuy and raised in Prospect Heights, he is a third-generation Caribbean-American Brooklynite, the son of an undocumented immigrant, and a former public school teacher. Since he took office in 2021, Jabari has stood up against powerful interests who only want to protect corporations and the ultra-wealthy. He’s fought for the funding, services, and policies that New Yorkers need to survive and thrive, especially in times of crisis. Senator Brisport is a vocal advocate of raising taxes on the rich, and policies that place the needs of working-class people above corporate profits, including a Green New Deal, the New York Health Act, universal access to housing, and the cancelation of rent and mortgage arrears accumulated during the COVID-19 pandemic.