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1st Friday Focus On The Environment: The Hip-Hop Caucus And Climate Change

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The Hip-Hop Caucus brings its Act on Climate national bus tour to Dearborn today. In this month's edition of WEMU's 1st Friday Focus on the Environment, Hip Hop Caucus President, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, joins Lisa Wozniak to discuss the activist movement and its goals. 

  

Founded in 2004, Hip Hop Caucus is a national, non-profit and non-partisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change. The Hip Hop Caucus emerged from four organizations in 2004: Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Summit Action Network, P. Diddy’s Citizen Change (“Vote Or Die!”), Jay Z’s “Voice Your Choice”, and AFL-CIO’s “Hip Hop Voices.”

Over the past decade Hip Hop Caucus has become a sustainable organization with grassroots infrastructure in eighteen (18) major U.S. cities. It is strategically partnered with entertainment industry leaders and national and local advocacy organizations, and it has a respected presence in the halls of the U.S. Congress, the White House, many federal agencies, and the United Nations.

RESOURCES:

Lisa Wozniak, Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.

Hip Hop Caucus

Act on Climate event in Dearborn 9/4/15 

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Lisa Wozniak is Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.
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