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KC Hankins

KC Hankins

LGBTQ+ Caucus Chair

Young Democrats of Richmond County President

Malynda Rascoe

Malynda Rascoe

Malynda V. Rascoe is a well-respected Political Strategist and Influencer. She serves on local and national Democratic campaigns with the primary goal of electing skilled, competent, and qualified candidates. As an Activist, she uses her platform to provide social awareness, civic engagement, and solutions on issues that are most relevant to overlooked and misunderstood communities.

Malynda is uncompromising and relentless as it pertains to educating and uplifting Women, as well as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). This is illustrated through her roles as the Chair of the New York State Young Democrats Caucus of Color; where she represents Black and Brown young adults, ages 16-36 across 62 counties. In addition, she serves as the Brooklyn Young Democrats (BYD) Women’s Caucus Chair, as well as an At-Large Board Member with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Brooklyn Branch. Malynda is also active in hyper-local politics in her community of Downtown Brooklyn, New York.

Malynda is a vocal animal rights and climate justice Activist. In addition, with regards to health and wellness, she actively promotes a vegan/plant-based lifestyle. As a result of changing her diet, she has reversed her risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and hypertension.

Malynda’s life story is similar to that of many Women. She was raised in foster care and the juvenile justice system; both, in addition to overcoming rape, domestic violence, low self-esteem, and homelessness. While these adversities were tough, Malynda has never wavered or made excuses for herself. Instead, she uses her life experiences as motivation to achieve her personal goals; while empowering other Women who share similar stories to run for public office and win.

Educationally, Malynda holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs and Administration, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She hopes to begin law school next fall to focus on Public Interest. Her ultimate goals are to serve in a White House Cabinet position, and later, as a United States Supreme Court Justice.

KC Hankins

KC Hankins

KC Hankins currently serves as the LGBTQ+ Caucus Chair. He grew up in New Jersey and moved to New York City to attend college at Pace University to study economics and mathematics. After graduating, KC joined Teach for America, which enabled him to become a mathematics teacher at John Dewey High School, a historic public school in South Brooklyn. A few years ago, KC moved to Staten Island and, shortly thereafter, became a member of the Young Democrats of Richmond County. KC currently serves as the Treasurer of the YDRC. As LGBT Caucus Chair, KC works to unify and empower the LGBT community in each of the chapters in the New York State Young Democrats.