Mount Vernon teacher announces primary challenge to Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel

“Ghebreghiorgis, who is coming after Engel from the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, said Engel “has been beholden to special interests, receiving millions of dollars in contributions from real estate, the healthcare industry, the military/defense lobby and Wall Street over the course of his 30 years” in office.

Ghebreghiorgis said he would not take contributions from corporate Political Action Committees.

The challenger said he would fight for “recognizing affordable housing as a human right, guaranteeing jobs at fair wages, ensuring Medicare for All, investing in clean energy, sustainable infrastructure and the (Green New Deal), fully-funding public education from pre-K through college.””

-Pelham Examiner