Our U.S. Senator should work for full self-determination of our residents, DC Statehood. Only Statehood will deliver full voting rights with permanent budgetary and legislative autonomy, the full right to self-government, with the same rights as citizens have in the 50 states. We must organize locally, nationally, internationally for DC Statehood. I pledge to empower this struggle by addressing our residents’ economic, social and environmental human rights, now violated by both Congress and our local government by their privileging the 1% over the 99%. Establish a DC Public Bank serving our residents, ending Wall Street banking our revenues. End the drug war, full rights for our Returning Citizens! Education not incarceration, Jobs not Jails!
Both Eugene Puryear, our party's candidate for City Council At-Large, and I were endorsed by our Party prior to the Primary on April 1. On that day, our registered DC Statehood Green Party members chose both of us to stand for our party on the November 4 ballot. We are determined, with your help to win this election.
Eugene and I are both Howard University Alumni and I am delighted to run in partnership with Eugene, an outstanding champion of our working class and low income community, especially our Returning Citizens. Eugene's website: http://www.EugenePuryear.com. Eugene's brilliant book "Shackled and Chained, Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America" is a valuable contribution to the struggle to end "the New Jim Crow". See: Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” in Articles, this website.
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