[Marxism] FW: Elaine Brown Needs Your Help
MLause at cinci.rr.com
Thu Sep 29 20:29:42 MDT 2005
This is one of those few really important races taking place. We might
well have some shot at winning. And, if we would do so, it would be a
real boost to those within the Green party interested in independent
political action, which also tends to be those most eager to take up
questions of class and race.
From: Jason West [mailto:wildfire at riseup.net]
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 9:17 PM
Subject: Elaine Brown Needs Your Help
A few months ago, I had the honor of talking with Elaine Brown, Green
Party member and candidate for Mayor of Brunswick, Georgia. Ms. Brown
is best known as the former leader of the Black Panther Party and has a
very good chance this November to become both the first black and the
first woman mayor of Brunswick. A city of 16,000, and a largely black
city, Brunswick's current mayor proudly proclaims the fact that he's a
Lieutenant Commander in the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He's so proud
of his leadership role in this racist organization that his credentials
are included in his official bio on the City of Brunswixk website --
Ms. Brown formally announced her candidacy in the nonpartisan race on
May 19 -- Malcolm X's birthday -- in Brunswick. Ms. Brown ran twice for
public office as a member of the Black Panther Party; a brief bio of Ms.
Brown is appended below.
Announcing her candidacy, Brown said, "I'm trying to win this seat to
create a base of economic power for Brunswick's majority black and poor
population through redistribution of the massive revenues of the city's
powerful port...At the top of my agenda is economic and political power
for the black residents of Brunswick, and forestalling a development
plan that would displace Brunswick's black population," added Ms. Brown,
who is profiled in the May 2005 issue of: 35th of Essence magazine.
With your help, Elaine can be the next Mayor f Brunswick. Check out
www.elainebrown.org and please consider donating to her campaign by
sending a check to
"Friends of Elaine Brown"
2802 Altama Avenue
Brunswick, Georgia, 31520
Brown's election will send shockwaves of hope and inspiration through
the country, and put a woman of uncompromising principle in power.
There's just a few weeks left until election day; let's get Elaine
New Paltz, New York
*ELAINE BROWN: A Brief Biography*
* Elaine Brown is a former leading member of the Black Panther Party
and author of A Taste of Power and The Condemnation of Little B.
* A Taste of Power, Brown's memoir, is slated for film production by
Suzanne de Passe, Emmy-award winning president of de Passe
* In 1996, after living six years in France, Brown moved to Atlanta,
Georgia, where she established the nonprofit education corporation
Fields of Flowers to build a comprehensive model education center
for black and other poor children.
* Brown is Executive Director of the Michael Lewis Legal Defense
Committee, organized to support the legal appeal of Lewis ("Little
B"), who, arrested at the age of 13 for a murder he did not
commit, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison (1997).
* Brown is a co-founder and Board member of the National Alliance
for Radical Prison Reform, an organization primarily composed of
former prisoners and family members and friends of prisoners, the
goals of which are to repeal the harsh criminal laws of the U.S.,
advocate for human rights for prisoners, and provide re-entry
programs for former prisoners.
* In addition, Brown is a member of the Geechee Council of Georgia;
the Brunswick NAACP; Vice President of The Dr. Huey P. Newton
Foundation; and a partner in Seize the Time, Inc.
* Brown lectures at colleges and universities throughout the country
on New Age Racism and realization of the vision of eliminating
racism, gender oppression and class disparity toward an inclusive
and egalitarian world society.
* Brown, a fluent French speaker, has traveled extensively
throughout the world, both on behalf of the Black Panther Party
and independently, from China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Algeria
to France, Italy, Russia, Argentina, Uruguay, and elsewhere.
* Brown, who studied classical piano for years and recorded two
albums of her original songs, one for Motown records, has attended
Temple University, UCLA, Mills College, and Southwestern
University School of Law.
* The mother of one adult daughter, Brown grew up in the ghettos of
North Philadelphia. Brown's papers have been acquired by Emory
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