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 Epicurian. While there Coffee 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 once again 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.
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