Activist To Candidate: Nekima Levy-Pounds To Run For Minneapolis Mayor

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Saying that it is “completely unacceptable” for people in Minneapolis to have to still fight to put food on the table and struggle to find affordable housing, Nekima Levy-Pounds announced today she will run for mayor a post currently held by Betsy Hodges.

Levy-Pounds made her announcement outside the Minneapolis 4th Police Precinct, the same place where she and many others had staged protests a year ago when Jamar Clark was gunned down by police.

Video of announcement and Q & A with press, radio interview and a city council candidate

Video above: Nekima Levy-Pounds makes her announcement
Video below: She answers questions from the press
Video at bottom: Raeisha Williams to challenge city council member Blong Yang

Levy-Pounds answered questions from The UpTake on AM950. Listen.

Raeisha Williams announced she is running for 5th Ward, Minneapolis City Council against incumbent Blong Yang.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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