For far too long Black America has been at the mercy of political pimps and usurpers, particularly of the Democratic Party. It is now the year 2008, and we in Black America, in conjunction with our Brown, Red, Yellow, and White sisters and brothers have a genuine and serious choice in order to build a true people’s movement for real systemic change through the “Power to the People” campaign inspired by former U.S. Congresswoman Sister Cynthia McKinney.
Cynthia Mckinney has demonstrated that she wants, and is fighting for, real, systemic change; which is the only change that will address the health care, employment, judicial, and environmental needs of all people.
STEP UP TO THE PLATE NOW
Sister Cynthia is not a corporately sponsored clone like John McCain, Barack, or Hillary Clinton. She is The Real People’s Candidate. Cynthia knows that her campaign is about building the opportunity for a different America; an America that supports and believes in itself and the peoples of the world in a very real sense.
For Sister Cynthia’s campaign to be able to lay the serious organizational foundation that is sorely needed by us all takes money — your money. The nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars that allow this beautiful and powerful sister to go around this nation with her/OUR message — that we do not have to be, and refuse to be, hostages to what Brother Malcolm X correctly referred to as the “foxes and the wolves” of the Democratic and Republican Parties [i.e. the Republicrats].
Every bit of physical and mental energy as well as every single cent from all of us is needed in this struggle. Cynthia, unlike the candidates of the Democratic and Republican Parties is NOT corporately backed. This means that WE THE PEOPLE must step up to the plate and support her campaign and in so doing — support ourselves!
Sister Cynthia McKinney is the ONLY one who seriously and fundamentally addresses our issues — the concerns of Black America: self-determination, reparations, judicial equality, police brutality, COINTELPRO, political prisoners, employment, decent housing, environmental justice, educational parity, and the absolute end to unjust U.S. wars at home and abroad.
Sister Cynthia McKinney must be Supported NOW! At stake is literally EVERYTHING. Time to give our dollars to Cynthia’s ‘Power To The People’ Campaign; for it is we the people’s — OUR CAMPAIGN! Do it now my brothers and sisters. Do it Now!
Sister Cynthia McKinney speaks truth to power! She is one of US. She does not pretend that the legacy of slavery is in the past. She makes it clear that jobs, justice, and equality are more important than ever before. She is bold about the fact that Black Liberation is a very important and serious ongoing struggle in the United States of America.
By supporting Cynthia, we support ourselves and our own humanity. We must do this and we must urge our sisters and brother to send every dollar, dime, nickel, and penny to support ourselves — to support the Cynthia McKinney campaign for President. Remember that “the journey of thousand miles begins with the first step”!
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
Open Letter Initiated by:
Editorial Board Member & Columnist
The Black Commentator &
Founder / Director Lecconsult@aol.com
Black Activist Writers Guild
Colia L. Clark
Reconstruction Party Organizing Committee ColiaClark@aol.com
Richard Wright Centennial 2008-2010
Reconstruction Party Activist email@example.com
Former Executive Director, Peoples’ Hurricane Relief Fund
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
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[Note: This is a first list of endorsers. A second list is being assembled. Please send in your endorsement of this Open Letter to its three initiators at the email addresses listed above. Please send in your endorsements for the second list, including how you would like to be identified publicly, by May 27, 2008.]