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Get This Party Started

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Ken Stiggers

Congressman Smokey "Robinson" McBride: "Distinguished delegates of the Ghetto Science Community, welcome to the Ghettocratic Party's Neighborhood Convention, Voter Registration Drive and Disco, held at the Clubb Chicken Wing Multi-Purpose Complex.

"Now that the Republican and Democratic conventions are over, it's time to motivate the masses to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice. Now is the time to help members of our community defeat and counteract the efforts of voter suppression. We must transform the unemployed deejay's apathy into determination. Our senior and disabled citizens need clear and unobstructed paths to access voting booths. We must instill a sense of urgency in the spirits of young people to invest in their future by going to the polls. It's time to convince and encourage our doubtful and cynical Ghetto Science Community members to move this nation forward through the power of 'One Person, One Vote.'

"Already, I have assembled and organized a volunteer Ghetto Science Team Political Action Committee, aka Ghetto PAC, to achieve the goals of successful voter registration and participation. Brother Hustle and the Compensatory Investment Request Support Group will serve as our voter registration street team. They will hand out free, refreshing bottles of Juicy Juice on Ice to registered voters. Also, I have strategically placed voter registration centers at places such as Jojo's Discount Dollar Store, Pork-N-Piggly Supermarkets and Mr. Habib's Convenience Store.

"Let get this party started quickly, and register folk to vote so that our nation can move forward and step into tomorrow!"

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