Good day to you, friend. I hope you and yours are well.

I have decided to embark on an amazing personal and political journey. I am running as a Democrat for a seat in the United States Congress in the 10th Congressional District here in Brooklyn, New York. AND I NEED YOUR HELP.

I've decided to do this because, as some of you know, I have been a public servant, in some form, for two decades, since my days as a teenage student leader at Rutgers University. I am completely committed to the ideals of freedom, justice, and equality, in America, and on this planet, and I am proof that much can be achieved if we are determined to make a change, personally and politically. For I am the product of a single-mother led household, extreme poverty, fatherlessness, and the kind of circumstances which have locked so many in a cycle of despair and hopelessness. But, for whatever reasons, God has made it possible for me to be a writer, and, as Dr. King put it, a drum major for justice. And running for Congress is simply a logical next step.

I have watched America go through many changes over the past few years, because of September 11th, because of the war in Iraq, because of Hurricane Katrina, because of the exploitation and manipulation of our values and our differences, and I want to use my voice, in Washington, DC, on a national stage, in a way that affirms our humanity, not denies it. America is not the country it once was, but we are still not the country we can be either.

It is time for new leadership, a new generation, to push us forward, and I want to be a part of that wave of fresh ideas, of new visions, for these times, for the 21st century.

Vote for Kevin Powell. Vote for the New American Leadership.