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City Council Candidates 2019: Do You Know Who’s Running?

Frequently citizens ignore very important elections right in their own back yard.  Press isn’t generated for local elections unless controversy is present. Don’t be the citizen that pays taxes and then remain absent from the process of electing someone that adequality represents them.  Currently,  in St. Petersburg, Florida – city council districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 have upcoming elections.  The last day to register to vote in St. Petersburg is July 29. The primary election occurs on August 27, 2019. and the General Election occurs on November 5, 2019. Only residents residing in…

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Podcast Episode 7: Anne Hirsh – City Council Candidate District 5

Janet Michelle Interviews Anne Hirsh, a candidate for City Council Representative, District 5 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Anne is a Social Activist and member of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement. She is also a Midwifery Practitioner. For more information about her platform, please visit www.votehirsh.com. Voting takes place on August 27th.  Local elections are of extreme importance. It is there where your voting matters the most. Voters have the greatest impact locally. So, make sure your information is up to date and that you know your polling location. Voting takes place on…

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Podcast Episode 6: Eritha Akile’ Cainion – City Council Candidate, District 7

Janet Michelle interviews Eritha Akile’ Cainion a candidate for City Council Representative District 7 in St. Peterburg, Florida. Eritha is the Director of Agitation and Propaganda of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) and the Editor-in-Chief of The Burning Spear newspaper. For more information on her platform please visit www.voteakile.com. Local elections are of extreme importance. It is there where your voting matters the most. Voters have the greatest impact locally. So, make sure your information is up to date and that you know your polling location. Voting takes place on…

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The Resurgent Attack on Women’s Rights, What’s The Endgame

With the resurgent attacks on women’s rights, what’s the endgame? Women across the country are mad as hell and rightfully so. As anti-abortion bills are being passed swiftly and against the will of the majority-thanks to gerrymandering (but that’s another topic). Most recently, Alabama’ s -Abortion Bill and Georgia’s – “Heart Beat” Bill have become part of a growing number of states short-sighted efforts to reverse the right of women being able to have safe abortions.  A right that has been upheld for over the past 40 years by the…

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2018 Midterm Recap

I have been holding on to this 2018 midterm recap waiting on the outcome of the Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams race. Now that those are both over, I can offer my take on the 2018 midterm election cycle. It is officially one for the books. I’m so impressed and inspired by Stacey Abram’s nonconcession speech.  She spoke with such passion, conviction, and determination to set things right in the great state of Georgia. She spoke not just on behalf of democratic voters disenfranchised but for all the citizens of…

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