Tascha Van Auken
Tascha Van Auken attended the 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia as a Bernie At-Large delegate.
Left Forum 2017
Sunday Closing Plenary BEYOND CAPITALISM: WHERE TO GO FROM HERE;
Khader El-Yateem campaign
According to Brooklyn Democratic Socialists of America Electoral Working Group coordinator Tascha Van Auken, who’s coordinated the group’s efforts within the Khader El-Yateem New York City Council campaign, the DSA has sent 25 to 30 volunteers to Bay Ridge per week to help canvas and door knock since El-Yateem gained the group’s endorsement. And like El-Yateem, she said that “residents of the 43rd District don’t tune out when they heard the dreaded “s” word”.
“As far as the DSA goes, this district went for Bernie, so when people hear ‘Democratic Socialists of America’ I think people associate that with ‘Bernie Sanders’ and have a positive reaction to it.”
- [http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2017/4/20/el-yateem-boasts-ability-attract-gop-voters. By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 27, 2017]