PRESS RELEASE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL WITH COFFEE WRIGHT, CANDIDATE FOR UNITED STATES SENATE/MISSOURI
On Tuesday January 30, 2018, Ms. Carla "COFFEE" Wright a proud member of the Universal African Peoples Organization (UAPO) announced her intention to become a candidate for one of the most powerful and influential elective positions of this country, the United States Senate. This public announcement was made at the UAPO annual celebration of the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She will officially file as a Democratic party candidate Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
After careful thought and consideration, she made this decision in respect and support of the UAPO concept of "Proportionate Political Representation." This concept simply means that whatever percentage Black communities are on the national, state and local levels of government, then we should have that percentage of political power. However, the Black community statistically in 2018 is nowhere close to implementing this powerful and positive concept. Accordingly, since there are 100 United States Senators and only three are Black, Ms. Coffee Wright made the decision to address this concern and many other issues impacting Black, working class and poor people in the state of Missouri as a candidate for United States Senate in the primary election to be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018. With much energy and enthusiasm, Ms. Coffee Wright has begun her grassroots campaign throughout the state by appearing and speaking at a wide range of community meetings, forums and church gatherings. To that end, below listed is a brief summary of her recent campaign stops and appearances
Thursday, February 1- Supported the St. Louis City African American Aldermanic Caucus Red, Black and Green flag raising ceremony in honor of Black History Month at the St. Louis, City Hall. After the program, she and Zaki Baruti, President/General of the UAPO were interviewed by Real STL Live News and currently has over 164,000 views and thousands of comments.
Saturday, February 3 - Ms. Wright was a guest on “Conversations with Zaki Baruti” television show, NLEC TV Station 24-2.
Friday, February 9 - Attended and announced her candidacy at the Missouri Democratic Party and St. Charles County Democrats Grassroots meeting held in St. Charles, Missouri. Keynote speaker was Congressman Keith Ellison, Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Close to 200 people were in attendance.
Saturday, February 10 - Ms. Wright participated with the “Young Voices with Actions Business Development Plan, Normandy High School, Normandy, Missouri. Congressman Keith Ellison made a special appearance and in his remarks acknowledged Coffee’s candidacy.
Saturday, February 10 - Kicking off her campaign in Kansas City, Missouri, Ms. Wright and her campaign entourage attended a private birthday celebration hosted by activist Ms. G'G' Owens at her elegant residence. In attendance of 50 plus people, Coffee was allowed to address the invitees. Everyone was very receptive of her campaign. Also, Ms. Owens has agreed to be her Campaign Manager in Kansas City, Missouri.
Sunday, February 11- Attended Kingdom Word Ministries, Kansas City, Missouri, headed by Bishop Eric Morrison who was a candidate for Governor of Missouri in 2016. Ms. Wright spoke at the morning service and was publicly endorsed by the Bishop and his congregation. Later that evening, she attended another birthday celebration at a popular social club, the Epicurean, she greeted over 50 attendees.
Tuesday, February 13 - Coffee attended a City Hall Aldermanic Hearing on House Bill 180 that focused on the issue of Marijuana. In attendance was over 75 citizens and Coffee announced her candidacy.
Wednesday, February 14 - Campaigned at the Black History Program featuring the legendary Dr. Angela Davis at St. Louis University. She also had a brief conversation with Ms. Davis who congratulated her on her campaign and encouraged her to continue to fight for the people. Coffee also distributed over 550 campaign flyers.
Sunday, February 18- Visited and spoke at three Churches. They included St. Mark Family Church of Ferguson, Missouri, pastor Reverend Tommie Pierson Sr. : One Way Christian Fellowship Church, North County, Pastor Belafaee Johnson Sr. and Christian Mission Church, St. Louis, City, pastor Reverend Larry Taylor. At each church she spoke and was greatly appreciated and her candidacy was fully embraced by both the congregation and the ministers.
Wednesday, February 21- Ms. Coffee shook over 150 hands at the Harris Stowe State University Wing Fling cook off fundraiser event after her candidacy had been announced by her Campaign Manager ZakI Baruti. She was well received by those in attendance.
Friday, February 23- Attended the St. Louis County Library Black History Celebration in Frontenac, Missouri featuring Judge Jimmie Edwards, Public Safety Director for St. Louis, Missouri. With three hundred people present Ms. Wright was given the opportunity to announce her candidacy.
Saturday, February 24- Received the support of Activist Dr. Ron Gregory, at a Black History Tribute to his brother, Dick Gregory. She also addressed the attendees.
Sunday, February 25- Ms. Coffee expressed her opinion on Gun Control Reform on the National Action Network radio program hosted by Reverend Al Sharpton. Also, attended two church services and spoke at both. The churches were Embassy of Heaven Church pastor Bishop A. Wayne Jones and St. Peters AME Church headed by Reverend Raymond Sheppard. At the Embassy of Heaven Church, the Bishop and his associate ministers laid their hands upon her in prayer.
Monday, February 26- Ms. Coffee was one of the speakers at a press conference in support of the embattled St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner.
Tuesday, February 27 Carla “COFFEE” Wright officially filed her candidacy in Jefferson City, Missouri
PRESS RELEASE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL WITH COFFEE WRIGHT, CANDIDATE FOR UNITED STATES SENATE/MISSOURICampaign Update #2 Thursday-March 1- Ms. Coffee Wright visited John Newman Senior residence to share her thoughts on her platform in regards to providing quality programs for the seniors and the disabled. She also listened to many of the seniors complaints about how the polling place which had been located inside the building had been moved to another site causing a huge inconvenience to those who are consistent voters. She promised the tenants that she will check with election authorities in attempt to reverse their decision. She was well received by many of the residents who promised that they will vote for her.
Friday, March 2- On this day Coffee once again visited Kansas City for personal business, but like always she was steadily meeting voters. While there and handling her business she constantly was shaking citizen’s hands and distributing her campaign literature. After concluding her personal business, she returned to St. Louis, later that evening.
Saturday March 3- With much vigor and energy Coffee and her entourage returned to Kansas City for several campaign stops where she was invited to speak. Her very first stop was at 1:00 p.m. at the historic Bruce Watkins Cultural Center where Minister A. Akbar Muhammad, International Representative of the Nation of Islam, allowed her to share her thoughts about the campaign. This event was a book signing affair featuring A. Akbar Muhammad newly released book: “Africa & The World: REVISITED”. In attendance were approximately 70 people and upon hearing Coffee’s remarks the attendees were very receptive and proud that Coffee was a candidate who would champion their concerns . Also, Mr. Muhammad publicly endorsed her candidacy. Immediately after the book signing program, Ms. Wright and her entourage attended a reception held on behalf at the Grace Covenant Church located at 4868 Prospect Ave. This reception was sponsored by Mr. Francis John, an African Immigrant who invited other immigrants’. Ms. Wright in addressing the attendees shared her core values with a special emphasis on the issue of DACA. While there the attendees made kind financial contributions to the campaign. Upon leaving this affair, Ms. Coffee in following the principles of her campaign manager, Zaki Baruti who believes in “Seizing the Time” saw an opportunity to present her campaign to patrons of My Way, a neighborhood lounge which was located directly across from the church. With the permission of the owners, Ms. Wright shook the hands of at least 80 patrons and distributed her literature. Also, the popular Kansas City DeeJay, “DJ- LA” repeatedly gave “Shout outs” to Coffee and her candidacy. Closing out the evening, Ms. Coffee attended a private reception at the House of Mecca hosted by her Kansa city coordinator Ms. G’G Owens. At this reception, once again Ms. Coffee shared her platform with those in attendance and was able to receive additional campaign contributions.
Sunday, March 4- In her commitment to visit different churches, mosques and other religious institutions, Ms. Coffee attended morning services at St. James United Methodist Church, Pastor Dr. Emanuel Cleaver III. While there she was announced as a special guest to over 200 parishioners and after the service Ms. Coffee greeted, shook hands and distributed campaign literature. Her last stop from this very busy weekend was at the Black Culture Center located on the campus of the University of Missouri/Columbia. At the center she was able to speak to a group of students focusing her remarks on her core values of Proportionate Political Representation, Amnesty for Non Violent Offenders and the need to Decriminalize Drug Laws to Repair and Rebuild Family Life. At each of the above stops, she was introduced to the audiences by her campaign manager and long time community activist Zaki Baruti. Ms. Coffee Wright has been maintaining a torrid pace in sharing her candidacy for the Democratic Primary Election scheduled for
Tuesday August 7, 2017. In an effort to keep the press and supporters abreast of her campaign activities she will be distributing periodic campaign updates.
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