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Freedom Party Candidates 2010
Charles Barron, called an “elected revolutionary” has served on the New York City Council since 2001. He has been a human rights, civil rights and community activist for over 35 years. He is a writer and humanitarian and holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology from Hunter College.
In the 1960’s Barron was a member of the Harlem branch of the Black Panther Party. He later played an integral role with the National Black United Front (NBUF), the African Peoples Christian Organization (APCO), and was the founder and CEO of the Dynamics of Leadership Corporation.
Barron traveled across the U.S. organizing around international and local issues and providing his leadership training. On the New York City Council, Barron has been a fearless fighter for the rights and empowerment of the working class, poor, and people of color, as these groups have been traditionally marginalized and excluded from the City and State power structure and budget priorities.
He serves on key committees and is known as the “People’s Chair” of the Higher Education Committee after serving officially for eight years. He has successfully championed millions of dollars for initiatives, programs and projects to assist those communities most in need, including CUNY students, senior citizens and youth. Moreover, he has been an outspoken advocate for justice, giving voice to those who would not otherwise be heard.
As the co-founder of Operation P.O.W.E.R., Barron provides political education on how to utilize the electoral process to achieve positive social change. He is blazing the path that demonstrates how one does not have to compromise ones core values, in his case the liberation of Black people, to be an effective leader in the political arena for all people.
Eva M. Doyle is a community leader, activist, historian, columnist, intellectual, author and education pioneer. She holds a masters degree from Buffalo State College.
Her column, Eye on History, began in The Buffalo Challenger in February 1979 and continues today in the Buffalo Criterion. Mrs. Doyle has written hundreds of articles on Black History, American History, and politics during the past twenty-two years. She has also appeared on scores of radio and television programs and is the author of six books.
Mrs. Doyle has received over forty awards for service to the community and to education including: Certificates of Appreciation from the Buffalo Board of Education; and the Erie County Public Library. In 1997, Mrs. Doyle was selected as one of thirty-four outstanding teachers nationwide by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to participate in a conference in Washington, D.C. on issues in education. Mrs. Doyle has helped to shape education policy in New York State and currently serves as a consultant for the Buffalo Board of Education. She also founded the African American Curriculum Resource Center at the Campus West School in 1994, the only one of its kind in the entire Buffalo School District and perhaps in the country.
Ramon Jimenez is a Harvard-educated lawyer, writer and activist of over 35 years.
Mr. Jimenez has been a South Bronx litigator (and agitator), representing low-income families, injured workers, community groups and others in the poorest Congressional district in the country. He has sued the city, federal housing officials, landlords and labor leaders for discrimination and other violations. Many of the cases he has taken on pro bono.
Jimenez has been called an “unabashed municipal activist” and led many initiatives against injustice and disenfranchisement. For example, he successfully fought to save Hostos Community College and achieved the rebuilding of blighted neighborhoods like Charlotte Street. Jimenez has defended the rights of Latino New Yorkers in particular and the well being of all New Yorkers in General.
A well-seasoned professional, Jimenez has also served as an administrative law judge for New York State Workers Compensation Board. Overall he has been an outstandingly progressive force in the Bronx, citywide and state-wide political arenas.