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Hip Hop Caucus engages Capitol Hill
Politico ^ | 5/19/09 | NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON

Posted on 05/19/2009 8:59:21 AM PDT by pissant

Buoyed by Barack Obama’s election as president, a group of hip-hop artists and other activists is taking to Capitol Hill — trying to harness the wave of support for Obama among young voters into an ongoing political force.

The group, the Hip Hop Caucus, has a nine-member Washington office — but its real reach comes from its ability to harness the power of hip-hop artists to put a famous face on issues and draw in their young, multicultural fans.

In the next few weeks, the caucus will see a bill it fashioned with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) be introduced — calling for funding for a one-day voter registration drive and lessons on the Constitution in high schools across the country.

Organizers are working with Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) to gather support for legislation fighting climate change — and singers Solange Knowles and Keyshia Cole have both signed on to help, through the Green the Block campaign.

And the group also reached out to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to get support for prisoner re-entry legislation that would help former inmates transition back into society.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: culturewar; ghetto; hiphop; hiphopcaucus; larrysinclairslover; obama; obamavoters; rappers
The ghetto-ization of America
1 posted on 05/19/2009 8:59:21 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

a group of hip-hop artists... aka - Criminals, how fitting!


2 posted on 05/19/2009 9:01:25 AM PDT by Finop (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.)
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To: pissant

Hip Hop Caucus?.....

A group of rocket scientists, no doubt!


3 posted on 05/19/2009 9:01:32 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: pissant

What “issues” are they tackling?

Welfare - got it
AA - got it
Black President - got it

What are the “issues” they need to bitch about? More of #1, #2, and #3, I suppose.


4 posted on 05/19/2009 9:02:15 AM PDT by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: pissant

Boxer has a couple of her staff in prison now for child porn, she will sign on to this so she can help them re adjust when they get released.....more tax money gone..


5 posted on 05/19/2009 9:03:40 AM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: wac3rd

Same day voter registration

Felon voting rights

Lenient drug laws

Community Organizing grants


6 posted on 05/19/2009 9:04:45 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Precisely. The lowest common denominator is the face of the nation.


7 posted on 05/19/2009 9:04:48 AM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: pissant
lessons on the Constitution in high schools across the country---

the living, breathing document, no doubt.

8 posted on 05/19/2009 9:05:04 AM PDT by Faith
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To: pissant

lol...their two “issues” are helping ex-convicts reintegrate into society and of course..global warming!

What a joke


9 posted on 05/19/2009 9:05:29 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: pissant

Great. They want to teach the Constitution in high school. Why didn’t our educators ever think of that?


10 posted on 05/19/2009 9:05:49 AM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: pissant

Chuck and Jive Urkel meets the Hip Hop Caucus and yet he won’t meet the Nevada Governor to discuss dissing Vegas.... Dump Urkel in 4!


11 posted on 05/19/2009 9:06:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: pissant

The circus is in town - and now running the Gov’t!


12 posted on 05/19/2009 9:07:23 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: pissant
calling for...lessons on the Constitution in high schools across the country.

Hoping for a massive application of the Law of Unintended Consequences.

13 posted on 05/19/2009 9:08:24 AM PDT by tbpiper (How would you define a 'domestic enemy of the constitution'?)
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To: pissant
Wonderful, suburban kids with money and parental rebellion and zero clue team up with urban kids that have been taught by welfare to have no hope.........

God help us all.

14 posted on 05/19/2009 9:09:01 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Unbelievable. Here's an excerpt:

Buoyed by Barack Obama’s election as president, a group of hip-hop artists and other activists is taking to Capitol Hill — trying to harness the wave of support for Obama among young voters into an ongoing political force.

The group, the Hip Hop Caucus, has a nine-member Washington office — but its real reach comes from its ability to harness the power of hip-hop artists to put a famous face on issues and draw in their young, multicultural fans.

In the next few weeks, the caucus will see a bill it fashioned with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) be introduced — calling for funding for a one-day voter registration drive and lessons on the Constitution in high schools across the country.

Organizers are working with Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) to gather support for legislation fighting climate change — and singers Solange Knowles and Keyshia Cole have both signed on to help, through the Green the Block campaign.

And the group also reached out to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to get support for prisoner re-entry legislation that would help former inmates transition back into society...

15 posted on 05/19/2009 9:10:26 AM PDT by nutmeg (DemocRATs: The party of tax cheats and other assorted crooks)
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To: pissant

Putting the Con in Constitution


16 posted on 05/19/2009 9:13:21 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: All

“Organizers are working with Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass)...”

Maybe they can call up his bro....Biz Markey...and get him involved with the Hip Hop Caucus, too...

“Yoouuuuuuu.....you got what I neeeeeeed”


17 posted on 05/19/2009 9:19:05 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (The Biggest Threat To American Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: pissant
calling for... lessons on the Constitution in high schools across the country.

Obama's not going to be happy to hear that. He's just going to CHANGE it anyway. Will they be taught that the role of the Constitution is to LIMIT the powers of government, not to "give rights" to the people?

18 posted on 05/19/2009 9:26:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (If you like the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, and the Post Office, you'll love govt Health Care)
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To: pissant

Someday, I’d like to move to a planet where the true adults are always in charge. I’m sick of being governed by children.


19 posted on 05/19/2009 9:27:00 AM PDT by kromike
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To: pissant
And the group also reached out to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to get support for prisoner re-entry legislation that would help former inmates transition back into society.

How about the hip hop caucus working in the community to channel the malcontents so they don't go down a path towards a life a crime.

Less gang banging and hustler playa songs and more about being a MAN.

20 posted on 05/19/2009 9:28:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (If you like the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, and the Post Office, you'll love govt Health Care)
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To: pissant
Organizers are working with Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) to gather support for legislation fighting climate change

WTF? This has nothing to do with hip hop or urban communities. This is just co-opting a demographic and indoctrinating them with government led propaganda.

The caucus is supposed to be speaking to government, not the other way around (govt using the caucus to brainwash the people).

21 posted on 05/19/2009 9:30:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (If you like the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, and the Post Office, you'll love govt Health Care)
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To: pissant

Interesting that felons can “vote” yet they cannot own a gun (which is a CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED RIGHT) even if they were not convicted of a violent crime.


22 posted on 05/19/2009 9:31:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (If you like the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, and the Post Office, you'll love govt Health Care)
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To: a fool in paradise
Felons can even be elected to Congress.

Rep. Alcee Hastings

23 posted on 05/19/2009 9:33:44 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (ATTN Loons: If I don't agree with your posts, a FReepmail won't change my mind!)
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To: Finop

Heard Dolla was a no-show


24 posted on 05/19/2009 9:42:09 AM PDT by gatorhead
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To: PGR88

Hip Hop Caucus engages Capitol Hill,bet Nero would do the same.


25 posted on 05/19/2009 10:02:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: pissant

Just when I thought I’d heard it all. How low can ya go.


26 posted on 05/19/2009 10:07:42 AM PDT by KingOfVagabonds
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To: wac3rd

I’ve heard one of them speak, and one of their major issues the need to dismantle something called the “prison-industrial complex”. I think that means all of their homeys should get a Get Out of Jail Free card....


27 posted on 05/19/2009 10:16:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: pissant
Learn how to speak English work on being an American with values then comeback.
28 posted on 05/19/2009 10:54:19 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: pissant
...hip-hop artists... calling for funding for a one-day...lessons on the Constitution in high schools across the country. ...

Okayyy...

29 posted on 05/19/2009 10:55:06 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: gatorhead

LOL, gator. GOOD ONE! Spoke volumes in 6 words.


30 posted on 05/19/2009 11:05:24 AM PDT by Beloved Levinite (R.I.P. My Beautiful America - Land of the Free & Home of the Brave - 20 January 2009)
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To: pissant

THATS what this country needs. Even MORE hip-hop culture. Of course!!!


31 posted on 05/19/2009 12:02:47 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (The great object is that every man be armed. - Patrick Henry)
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To: N. Theknow

Hip Hop Caucus = Black Congressional Caucus


32 posted on 05/19/2009 12:16:18 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (The great object is that every man be armed. - Patrick Henry)
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To: pissant
Stealing again, this time from Hip Hop Republican.
33 posted on 05/19/2009 2:24:33 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: pissant

I wonder if they’ve already proposed legislation for government subsidies for 9 mm’s, gold jewelry and Escalades, not to mention free abortions for knocked up bitches and ho’s.


34 posted on 05/19/2009 2:35:17 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


35 posted on 05/19/2009 9:23:03 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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