The Race for City Council Kinard says, "Mealy Must Go!"
“We need real, activist leadership, something that has been missing these past eight years with Mealy. We need someone who is not afraid to raise their voice and make noise to defend our community,” he says. “We need a representative who will walk the streets day and night, who is not afraid to listen to our young people or to confront the powerful.”
“The recent murder of one-year-old Antiq Hennis has caused us all to stop and reflect about the rampant violence in our community. We cannot afford to have our babies killed by gun violence, nor can we afford to have our young people terrorized by violence from the police or their peers,” says Kinard who has spent his career working with young people, both at Boys and Girls High School and in the Brownsville community, where he was born and raised. “I grew up on the streets of Brownsville, and understand the anger and pain of so many young brothers and sisters. I have made working with these young people to expand their possibilities and opportunities my life’s work. If elected, I commit to listening to the community, articulating those needs in the City Council, bringing resources to the 41st Council District and empowering young people to become successful activists in their communities. This will stop the violence.”
“Fifty years after the 1963 March on Washington, the most important march we can make right now is to the polls on September 10,” says Kinard. “Vote to reclaim the activist legacy of Ocean Hill – Brownsville in the spirit of Jitu Weusi. Vote to stop the violence so that no more of our children – neither Trayvon Martin or Antiq Hennis –
will needlessly die. Use your ballot to stop the bullets.” The polls are open from 6AM to 9PM. For information on finding your polling place, go to www.vote.nyc.ny.us/ or call 866 VOTE-NYC or 311. If you would like to get involved in the campaign, contact www.electstankinard.com or call 347 451-0802