Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cynthia McKinney Visits Detroit Michigan Labor Day Weekend

2008 All Women Of Color U.S. Presidential Ticket

McKinney/Clemente Makes History

DETROIT — As the Democratic National Convention celebrates its first African American Presidential nominee in grand fashion—on a national stage with prime time TV coverage, the Green Party is also making electoral history, boasting the first ever all-women of color presidential ticket.

When Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney visits Detroit over Labor Day weekend, she will do so on the heels of announcing Rosa Clemente as her pick for vice president. Clemente, a community organizer, journalist, and hip-hop activist, accepted the vice-presidential nomination at the Green Party’s national convention in Chicago in July.

The Green Party’s historic nomination, however, will not be splashed on the front pages of mainstream newspapers or given air time on any TV news shows. Like any previous Green Party attempt to gain exposure on the national stage, this year’s candidates will have to combat a political/media apparatus that has no tolerance for third party appearances.

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