“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed.” - Caesar Chavez


I know the outcome of this race isn’t what we wanted. I am heartbroken for our communities right now and I won’t pretend otherwise. 

And also, I am so proud we built a powerful campaign centered on working people, our interests and a bold, principled vision for our future. I am so grateful for all that we have accomplished together. What we have cultivated here is a small, precious spark for change amidst the darkest of conditions. It can only grow.


I am not going anywhere and neither is what we started.

Thank you. Thank you for every call you made, every dollar you gave, every text you sent, every post you retweeted, every door you knocked, every event you tabled and every kind word you shared. Words will not do justice.


Your contributions left imprints on our communities that will endure.

I am sorry to say that I believe things will get worse before they get better in the coming months and years.

We face highly organized and well-resourced forces that are determined to drag this country into full-blown authoritarian fascism. To answer them, we have Democratic leadership who are mostly feckless, cowardly, and out-of-touch. 

Whether Max or Nicole win in November, NY-11 will continue to suffer under the minority rule of millionaires bought and paid for by special interests. That is the painful truth. We must have the courage to face it.

It is also urgently true that if Republicans win control of the house in 2022, the likelihood that there will be any semblance of election integrity in 2024 dwindles drastically. 

We must do everything in our power to prevent that outcome.

That means we must do whatever we can in this district to oust Nicole Malliotakis, and others like her in districts around the country. 

From the moment we launched our campaign, I knew that cynicism and despair were our true barriers. To have hope requires great faith, discipline and courage. My message remains the same now in loss as it did at launch:

I believe in us. We are the majority. We are already powerful. We owe each other too much - we need each other too much - to surrender to despair.

We must have the discipline and courage to keep our flames burning and fight off the darkness that we face today, so that we can continue to build toward a true victory for all of us tomorrow.

I hope you will join me. 🔥

In deep love and solidarity always,

Brittany Ramos DeBarros








Brittany for the People
7504 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
United States