Biko Baker of the League of Young Voters and Jasiri X of One Hood are no joke when it comes to politics and youth activism. Both over the past couple of years have been extremely successful in bringing attention to critical issues effecting our communities and more importantly, getting folks to do something about them. Whether its police brutality, economic disparities, education inequality or Voter Suppression, you can count on brothers like these to be knee-deep in the mix..
Last week during the Pacifica Radio live coverage at the DNC in Charlotte, NC myself and Margret Prescod of KPFK in LA sat down and spoke with these 2 brothers who live in so-called battle ground swing states (Wisconsin and Pennsylvania) to talk about the voter suppression efforts underway in their states and how they been fighting back.
We also spoke to them about the type of impact or lack of impact President Barack Obama has been having on the folks they work with and why.. We also looked at the types of strategies and voter education efforts they are working on to turn folks out to polls come this November..
Peep our conversation below