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Hip Hop takes over Capitol Hill

Hip Hop Caucus
Politics for a New Generation
1112 16th St. NW, Suite 110
Washington, DC 20036


May 21th, 2009

Media Availability: Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., is available for interviews
Contact: Mike Cooper [ | 202 293 5902]


What do 21 Members of Congress have in common with T.I. and Young Jeezy? They are part of the Hip Hop Caucus.

Monday morning Politico featured a cover story about the Hip Hop Caucus’s growing presence on Capitol Hill, and how the Caucus has turned the “wave of support for Obama among young voters” into a permanent political force.

Contact Hip Hop Caucus for interview availabilities with Rev. Yearwood and our spokesperson artists.

In the article titled “Hip-Hip Grows Up”, Politico reporter Nia-Malika Henderson writes of our work:

“Their agenda is a progressive one, centered on health care, education, climate change and livable cities.”

“Hip Hop Caucus has a nine-member Washington office – but it’s real touch 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… ‘We are giving voice to those who are outside of institutions, folks who are not in college, who didn’t graduate high school; we are able to tap people at the barbershop, on the block and in the beauty salon,’ Yearwood said. ‘We allow their perspective so that voice doesn’t get lost in the discourse.’”

As the article discusses, we are preparing to launch our next big campaign, Green the Block. We want to green our cities, create a clean energy future, and we want new green jobs for urban communities.



Mike Cooper
Communications Associate
Hip Hop Caucus

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