With enough signatures, Baltimore activist officially running for City Council President
BALTIMORE (WBFF) – With over 8,000 ballot signatures, an activist in Baltimore says she’s officially in the running for City Council President. The news was announced in an email Wednesday by Sharon Black herself.
Locals may recognize the independent socialist candidate for her work with the People’s Power Assembly demanding justice for all citizens and police accountability, and her involvement in protest movements following the death of Freddie Gray and trials of the six Baltimore Police officers charged in the case.
According to the Baltimore Campaign for People’s Power, Black’s platform “includes fighting for a $15 minimum wage; a comprehensive jobs program, not jails; and an end to police terror.”
In announcing her ballot status, Black said, “We are entering the next phase of our fight – that is to engage the powers that be, that is the current establishment, to turn the present paradigm of the rich first and poor and working class people last around."
Andre Powell is also a part of the campaign – he will be filing for write-in status for Mayor. They will make a brief announcement on Thursday evening at 7:15 p.m. at 2011 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.