Maj Toure Announces Candidacy for Philadelphia City Council

Maj Toure for Philadelphia City Council
Contact: Jeannine Cook, 267.241.2617,

Maj Toure Announces Candidacy for Philadelphia City Council
Philly Native and Activist Demands Better Education, Marijuana Legalization,
and Criminal Justice Reform as Libertarian Party candidate

April 24, 2019, Philadelphia, Pa–Maj Toure, activist and Philly native, has declared his candidacy in an at-large bid for Philadelphia City Council. In his words:

“Philadelphia’s City Council has problem. We are under educating our young people. Citizens are being lied to about marijuana. Our neighbors are being locked up. We need new solutions. I am running for this seat to be a Solutionary. Things need to change, and I will be that change when I am in office.”

Maj outlined his priorities as

  1. Criminal justice reform: we need not engage in the practice of solitary confinement
  2. Legalization of marijuana: bring home our family members now
  3. Improved education in Philadelphia: conflict resolution training for disconnected youths

The hip hop artist turned Second Amendment advocate believes his experience in activism and deep understanding of the city he calls home will be instrumental in his campaign. Mere minutes after filing the official paperwork, he was in the subways and in the streets, handing out literature and connecting with voters. “These are my streets, and these are my people.” He said, “I am committed to helping this city succeed in every way I can.”

Maj is known for straight talk, and his approach to leading Philadelphia forward is no different: “No fancy language, no politically correct legalese. Just straight forward, clear explanation of why I’m here and some of the ways I’d like to serve the hard-working folks of Philadelphia. Hope I get your vote, peace.”

Election day for Philadelphia City Council is November 5, 2019.

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Maj Toure and his team are available for comment. Contact Jeannine Cook, 267.241.2617 or to schedule an interview.


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