Thursday, May 21, 2009
"I'm Heading for DC; Anybody Feel Me?" - Young Jezzy
In addition to this video, also check out this awesome Politico story, Hip Hop Caucus engages Capitol Hill.
According to the Politico story -
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.
From the Hip Hop Caucus website -
Green the Block is the Hip Hop Caucus' campaign to address urban poverty and climate change, at the same time. Through grassroots activities and celebrity involvement we are working to create a strong green economy, locally and globally.
Climate change and urban poverty in the U.S. and abroad acutely affect low-income communities and communities of color. The cost of inaction to solve global warming is too high.
More than planting a tree in the hood, Green the Block is about educating diverse communities on the issues related to climate change and its relevance to their lives, engaging them in the green movement through policy and service, and introducing them to the Green Economy.
There are three pillars of Green the Block Campaign.
While you're at it, check out Young Jeezy’s "My President is Black" which was in heavy rotation last summer:)