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Jasmine L. Robinson

Running as Candidate for

State Assembly District 78

Party Enrolled in


Top Three Issues

1: Bail Reform; most families cannot afford cash bail.

2: Affordable Healthcare - The New York Health Act will lower the costs of medical expenses.

3: Immigration Reform - it is important to protect our most vulnerable communities.

Current Occupation

Legal Secretary

Previous Occupations



College of Staten Island - Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (2005)

Organizational Affiliation

NAACP, Richmond County Black Chamber of Commerce, LatinX, Staten Island Democratic Association, Staten Island Political Action Group, Staten Island Women of Color Forum and Staten Island Women Who March

Candidate Statement

My name is Jasmine Robinson and I am running for New York State Senate of District 23. My motivation to run was a vigil I attended for Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner. At this vigil, I witnessed many people who felt angry and lost. Some said politics are a pile of tricks and that elected officials only come around during election time. I entered this race to inspire hope for all communities especially our most vulnerable. More importantly, I wanted women of color to enter the political arena.

As a community activist, I can bring a different perspective. I understand the struggles and plight of the working class community. It is long overdue that District 23 has a State Senator who will show up for all of you. Mark Twain said it is best: “politicians and diapers must be changed often and for the same reason.”