Tag: baltimore city mayors 2016 race

DeRay Mckesson Racks Up More Big Deal, Out-of-Town Backers

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Earlier this month, mayoral candidate and Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson won an endorsement from actress Susan Sarandon. It turns out she’s not the only non-Baltimorean who has strong feelings about who should be running the city.

‘Black Lives Matter’ Activist Is Surprise Addition to Mayoral Race

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You can add one more name to the long list of people running for mayor of Baltimore in 2016.

Green Party’s Emanuel McCray on His Run for Mayor of Baltimore, Plans to Fight for ‘Regular Citizens’

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Running for mayor, the Green Party's Emanuel McCray, is a leadership organizer for United Workers in their fair housing campaign.
Running for Mayor: The Green Party’s Emanuel McCray, a leadership organizer for United Workers in its fair housing campaign.

Formed in 2000, Baltimore City’s growing Green Party has roughly 1,000 residents registered. Emanuel McCray is the Green Party’s mayoral candidate in the 2016 race. As the party’s name suggests, ecological sustainability is a key focus, but just as important are social and economic justice issues. In their words, Green Party members are grassroots activists, environmentalists, advocates for social justice, nonviolent resisters, and regular citizens who’ve had enough of corporate-dominated politics. This is Emanuel McCray’s second run for mayor, and below he shares what makes this year’s bid unique, and why he’s excited to throw his hat into Baltimore’s ring of mayoral candidates.

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