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Chokwe Lumumba to Run for McLemore Council Seat


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[Verbatim statement] Friday, December 26, 2008, --- Jackson, MS - The Committee to Elect Chokwe Lumumba will hold a press conference on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 10AM at the Callaway High School, located at 601 Beasley Road, Jackson MS 39206. Lumumba will announce his plan to seek a seat on the city council, representing Ward #2.

For over 40 years community activist and organizer, Attorney Chokwe Lumumba has championed the causes of human rights and social justice in the courtroom. Here in the final days of 2008, he will begin another path in the fight to improve people's lives and the community as a city councilman. "I have a passion for the goals of freedom and justice. Our success requires that this city have dynamic leadership from elected officials and from our community --to be educated, motivated, and organized to make and sustain fundamental positive change." – Chokwe Lumumba

Lumumba will bring a wealth of experience, dedication and passion to the city council. In addition to serving as an attorney for over 32 years, he has been a small business owner, factory worker, teacher, youth program director, and board member of several non-profit organizations. "Chokwe Lumumba is one of the finest attorneys in this country. He brings excellence and commitment to every endeavor. Our city needs that kind of quality in our politicians. Our city needs Lumumba." – Ernest Stanton, owner Stanton Body Shop

"Attorney Lumumba represents the people and truly cares about the community. He helped my family and hundreds of families like mine." – Quincy Griffin, son of Johnny Griffin. Lumumba befittingly announces his candidacy on the 4th day of Kwanzaa – Ujima: Cooperative Economics. His platform to revitalize Jackson includes:

• A program to solve the economic crisis afflicting the city, state, and country that respects and reinforces the rights of workers
• Economic growth and job creation that brings Jackson into the forefront of the struggle to create a green economy
• Jobs programs and a better educational system that address the real needs of our youth
• Public safety and an end to police misconduct

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Attorney Lumumba, don't worry I am here to help you get elected and get rid of that that two faced highly educated con artist that is holding the seat now. Chokwe Lumumba, is a real man and stand for what is right, he has the leadership ability, he has the knowledge and the skills to move the City of Jackson forward. No more of that educated fool holding the office now, I bet he won't blow all that smoke about Lumumba like he has don't to other elected officials and I bet when Lumumba finish with him he can use his education to go snorkling in a cess pool.

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