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The big question of this conference, at least out of the personal dialogue generated amongst attendees, seems to be asking if the upcoming election will actually change anything drastic in this country. Over lunch yesterday, myself and members from GenVote and Ruckus Society spoke of this. How much of a say do we actually have in this country when the only presidents who ever have a chance of winning are Republican or Democrat? We spoke of what little difference there actually is between these two parties, and we spoke of how all of us didn’t believe in nor support the corporate agenda of both parties.
This year's convention theme is "Seizing the Time for A Better Tomorrow"
The purpose of this convention is for the political hip hop community to meet, network, and build and evolve a platform of issues that are directly effecting our communitites. We all hope to use this platform/agenda to guide our work and as a reference for engaging our community, leaders, and politicians.
Also, with the election approaching, the convention wants to strategize so that this community's voices are heard, with the hopes that their issues will be addressed.