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Redrawing the Lines: St. Pete Elections Rigged Against the Black Vote
Unlike most U.S. cities, St. Pete has both a primary and general election for city council, meaning a majority black district can vote on who they want to represent the black community and then the majority white city can veto that vote. The St. Petersburg, FL elections are RIGGED against the black community vote.
This Sunday join the St. Petersburg International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement as we expose the political technique of gerrymandering (to divide, a state, school district, into political units that give one group an unfair advantage) and the role it has played in the gentrification of the black community of St. Pete.
There is a peoples movement for Eritha Akile' Cainion for District 7 city council and Anne Hirsch for District 5 city council which is challenging the city government and the plans of the big developers to make St Pete a playground for the rich. This movement is fighting for a platform of "Make the Southside Black Again" and "Unity Through Reparations!"
Come out to this community meeting and bring forward the issues you care about and the solutions you want.
Anne Hirsch and Eritha "Akilé" Cainion will be speaking at "Free Da Mic!" hosted by Black Power 96.3 fm
"Black Power 96.3 FM Radio presents this open mic night, with featured artists:
- Krown Deon
- Crunk Coco
- GBT Babies
$5 at the door supports Black Power 96 Radio, which is holding a month-long Member Fund Drive in July. Support the black community owning and controlling our own media!
Community Rally to Meet the Candidates! Hosted by the International Peoples Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) Coming together as the black community about to better and fight for our community. Featuring: Eritha “Akilé” Cainion Candidate for District 7 City Council voteakile.com Anne Hirsch Candidate for District 5 City Council votehirsch.com This free event is Sunday, July 7th, 3pm - 5pm Akwaaba Hall at the Uhuru House 1245 18th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL
DISTRICT 5 CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM
Tues. July 9th - 6pm Lake Vista Park
Hear the people’s candidate
speak on her 10 point platform for
UNITY THROUGH REPARATIONS
to create a city where all people can live,
nobody at anyone else’s expense!
Submit your pre-written questions 6pm - 6:30pm at the sign-in table!
Give a dollar or sign up to volunteer at votehirsch.com
The International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement is calling an PLANNING meeting on Tuesday July 23, 7PM to be located at Akwaaba Hall, 1245 18th Ave S, to plan a PRESS CONFERENCE and POLITICAL ACTION in response to the recent announcement by the Kriseman administration that a luxury apartment will be constructed at the Skyway Marina District in the south side of St. Petersburg. InPDUM invites all local progressive organizations to co-sponsor this action. This would mean mobilizing your forces to…
Come hear from the candidates for St. Pete City Council at this forum moderated by the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg area. At this event, we will hear from candidates facing election in the Primary -- Districts 3, 5, and 7. A post-Primary event will feature the two candidates from District 1 as well as the candidates from Districts 3, 5, and 7 who advanced from the Primary election. Be ready to vote! Full list of candidates…
Meet Akilé and Anne! Come out and enjoy some delicious and healthy vegan ice cream and mingle with the candidates! Join the people's movement to elect St. Petersburg's dynamic candidates fighting for a progressive agenda for our city based on unity through reparations and economic development for the black community.
All canidates for District 5 and 7 St. Petersburg city council representatives have been invited to present and discuss the black community. This debate will be accepting questions from the audience and will be broadcast live on 96.3 FM WBPU
Akile’ will be speaking on her 10 point platform to “Make the Southside Black Again,” and along with Anne Hirsch for District 5, to have “Unity Through Reparations” in this city! “Make the Southside Black Again” is not just to halt gentrification but reverse it through reparations and economic development. Wednesday, August 7th, 6:30pm The Sunshine Center 330 5th St N, St Pete
Eritha Akile’ Cainion for District 7 city council will be speaking at “District 7 Candidates’ Forum” hosted by the Palmetto Park Neighborhood Association.
Hear Akile’ put forward how we as a city can have “Unity Through Reparations” and will “Make the Southside Black Again!” Tuesday, August 13th at 7pm Louise Graham Regeneration Center 2301 3rd Ave S, St Pete