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

Video by Bill Sorem; Text by Michael McIntee and Bill Sorem

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.

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