Maj Toure is Running for Philadelphia City Council

Kevin Damato | @KevinCDamato

Maj Toure, an activist and founder of the Black Guns Matter educational movement, recently announced his candidacy for Philadelphia City Council At-Large.

Maj is running under the guise of the Libertarian Party, but exaggerating his grassroots and solution-based style. Maj’s appearance as an outsider separates him from the “self-interested, politically corrupt posers” who he says currently run the city.

The Philly native officially announced his campaign on April 24th, citing his primary issues as criminal justice reform, marijuana legalization, and improved education.

Toure’s campaign has hit the ground running, amassing a Facebook following of 2500 people (as of May 10th), gaining support/endorsements from influential groups like Gun Owners for America, as well as raising $17,000+ in approximately 15 days.

Despite the massive early success of Toure’s campaign, the media has largely ignored his work thus far. Various online election guides don’t even include Maj’s name, opting instead to blacklist him entirely. It remains unclear whether this will persist throughout the conclusion of this election season.

Although getting third-party candidates elected often seems to be an insurmountable task, Toure is receiving the assistance of the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus, which recently created its own PAC. The Mises Caucus is looking to work with candidates at the local level and, unsurprisingly, Toure looks like a great investment.

It’s only a matter of time before we see if Toure’s grassroots support will be powerful enough to carry him to a victory in November, but until then, you can read more about Maj, volunteer, or donate to his campaign at his website.

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