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Vote Hell-2-the-NO on Prop P!

Statement by the Coalition Against Police Crimes & Repression, endorsed by OBS

They Do Not Deserve a Raise, God Damn It!
October 19, 2017

A ballot measure (Prop P) is being placed before St. Louis residents next month November
2017 asking registered voters whether to increase sales taxes to give the St. Louis Metropolitan
Police Department more money for pay and new equipment.

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OBS Endorses Elston McCowan for 2nd Ward Alder

OBS Endorses Elston McCowan for 2nd Ward Alder

The Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) endorses Green Party candidate Rev. Elston McCowan for alderperson of the 2nd Ward. The aldermanic seat was vacated by Dionne Flowers after she was appointed to head the Office of the Register by Mayor Lyda Krewson. The special election is November 7, 2017.

For Immediate Release, October 8, 2017

The Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) endorses Green Party candidate Rev. Elston McCowan for alderperson of the 2nd Ward. The aldermanic seat was vacated by Dionne Flowers after she was appointed to head the Office of the Register by Mayor Lyda Krewson. The special election is November 7, 2017.

OBS uses a specific set of criteria for endorsements and McCowan scored high in all of them. McCowan had a track record of community involvement prior to running for office. He has an energetic campaign organization and his prospects for winning look good.

Over the years, OBS has worked with McCowan on many fronts and in his varied capacities whether it be to rally faith leaders on issues, fighting for justice for prisoners and their families, organizing around environmental concerns or building political power for disenfranchised communities.

Elston McCowan will come to the St. Louis Board of Alders as a public servant committed to fighting for the ideals of democracy, racial equity and justice.

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St. Louis, MO 63115
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