Biko Baker of the League of Young Voters and Jasiri X of One Hood are no joke when it comes to politics and youth activism. Both over the past couple of years have been extremely successful in bringing attention to critical issues effecting our communities and more importantly, getting folks to do something about them. Whether its police brutality, economic disparities, education inequality or Voter Suppression, you can count on brothers like these to be knee-deep in the mix..
Last week during the Pacifica Radio live coverage at the DNC in Charlotte, NC myself and Margret Prescod of KPFK in LA sat down and spoke with these 2 brothers who live in so-called battle ground swing states (Wisconsin and Pennsylvania) to talk about the voter suppression efforts underway in their states and how they been fighting back.
We also spoke to them about the type of impact or lack of impact President Barack Obama has been having on the folks they work with and why.. We also looked at the types of strategies and voter education efforts they are working on to turn folks out to polls come this November..
Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala Green Party Candidates
During our Pacifica Radio coverage of the (DNC) Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, we got a chance to talk w/ Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala of the Green Party. What they had to say was insightful and pretty much on the mark as we covered a wide range of issues including poverty and the lack of discussion around it during the DNC..
In terms of what it means for them to run, when they are virtually ignored by the mainstream press speaks volumes. It shows just how controlled and embedded the press which was once deemed the 4th Estate is when it comes to elections. When we did this interview we were right next to dozens of the top radio shows in the country. They were known to everyone, but ignored. The international press did interview them. It was bizarre to see the blatant omission..
Anyway hear what these two women have to say and decide for yourself what direction you wanna take come this November. co-hosting w/ me on this interview is Margret Prescod of from our sister station KPFK in LA