Rapper Mack 10 Among Those to Participate
Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MY HOOD VOTES ©, a grassroots education and mobilization campaign designed to engage non-traditional voters in underserved Black neighborhoods commonly referred to as ‘the hood’, will kick off operations in the City of Compton with the son of rap legend and philanthropist Eazy E, Eric “Lil Eazy E” Wright Jr. With an emphasis on educating ex-felons on their right to vote if they have complete parole, MY HOOD VOTES © has partnered with various rappers and entertainers in an effort to connect with these non-traditional voters who aren’t influenced by elected officials, who don’t watch the news or political debates, who aren’t online, and who are not currently engaged in the upcoming election, other than knowing that a Black man is running for President. These potential voters are often overlooked by voter education campaigns in an effort to reach more likely voters such as the Black middle class and seniors. In addition to MY HOOD VOTES © voter education and mobilization efforts, there will be a call for peace in the streets on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4 throughout California so that voters in all neighborhoods can feel safe to get out the vote. Originally the concept of journalist and political activist Jasmyne Cannick, MY HOOD VOTES © is being spearheaded by rapper Eric “Lil Eazy E” Wright Jr., with support from radio personality The Poetess (Co-Host The Foxx Hole w/Jamie Foxx), celebrity publicist Amy Malone, community activist Niele Anderson, political consultant Herb Wesson III, and Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam. Notable celebrities joining the call include rapper Mack 10, Big Boy (Power 106 radio personality), Guy Black (Radio Free KJLH 102.3FM radio personality), rapper DJ Pooh, comedian Lunelle, and actress Terra Menyone, (“The Shield”).