Charles Booker and Attica Scott are Running For Federal Office
My Old Kentucky Podcast
This week, three Kentuckians announced their candidacies for federal office in Kentucky, including Charles Booker (running for U.S. Senate) and Attica Scott (running for Congress against John Yarmuth). We discussed these announcements, as well as a huge hearing on "Critical Race Theory" in Frankfort during an interim committee, fundraising reports in the Louisville Mayor's race, and several lawsuit updates.
Solutions to Violence | Charles Booker | Hood to the Holler | 4-15-21
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Charles Booker is a former Kentucky State Legislator now running for the U.S. Senate from the State of Kentucky. Charles Booker is also the creator and director of "Hood to the Holler. " Charles Booker's "Hood to Holler" is an organization that supports working class people regardless of whether they live in urban or rural areas.
At the height of nationwide demonstrations for racial and social justice in 2020, Louisville native and former state representative Charles Booker emerged from an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate as the creator of a grassroots movement centered on progressive ideas. He talks about his upcoming memoir and future political plans.
003: Black History Makers (w. Rep. Charles Booker)
the journey continues podcast
Welcome to The Journey Continues, a Cities United Podcast.Cities United is a national network that supports Mayors, Community leaders and young leaders from all across the country who are all committed to creating safe healthy and hopeful neighborhoods for young black men and boys.On today’s episode, we talk to politician and organizer Rep. Charles Booker. Rep. Booker is an organizer, activist and advocate for the next generation of wave-makers and establishment challengers. Noting his races for the Kentucky House of Representatives and US Senate, we discuss the importance the partnership of grassroots organizers and elected officials to push this work forward.For more information on the Hood To Holler, visit https://hoodtotheholler.org/To stay up to date on the happenings of Cities United, visit CitiesUnited.org and subscribe to our newsletter.Sponsored by Levi Strauss & Co.
In 2019 Charles Booker, a 35-year-old Kentucky state representative decided to challenge Mitch McConnell, the most powerful Republican Senator, by running for Senate on a Green New Deal. But the Democratic establishment already had a preferred candidate, Amy McGrath. As the campaign got underway Booker looked like the longest of long shots. And while he did not ultimately win the primary, Booker shocked the world by very nearly defeating the best funded Senate candidate in history, winning 43% of the vote in a state many had written off as impossible for a progressive candidate. GenGND tells the story of Charles Booker’s incredible 2020 campaign and the lessons it holds for how the Green New Deal movement can win even in states the Democratic party has abandoned. Featuring Charles Booker himself, Charles’ former Deputy Campaign Manager (and Sunrise Movement Electoral Politics Director) Shante Wolfe, Sunrise Political Director Evan Weber, and Creative Director Alex O’Keefe. Support GenGND: https://www.patreon.com/generationgndSupport Charles Booker’s organization Hood to the Holler: https://hoodtotheholler.org/Watch Sunrise Movement’s videos for Charles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEb_pVZ05V0https://www.youtube.com/watdch?v=2MWCHSx6WwoSubscribe to GenGND's newsletter: https://generationgnd.substack.com/subscribeEpisode transcript & more available at: www.generationgreennewdeal.com
On this episode of On 1, Angela Rye catches up with Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker about the unrest in Louisville and his thoughts about the upcoming election. Rep. Booker discusses Breonna Taylor, organizing, and his organization From the Hood to the Holler.
Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker on This Episode of Being American with Deval Patrick
Being American with Deval Patrick
Deval sat down with Louisville native Charles Booker, current State Representative and former candidate for Senate, to talk about what it means to be American. They talk about Charles’s journey to the Kentucky State House, and how a job that took him to Appalachia showed him how much he had in common with people there (25:30) and how he learned to talk about the Green New Deal in coal country (32:00). Then, they talk about the murder of Breonna Taylor (38:30) and how it impacted Charles and his community, including getting tear gassed while accompanying a group of high school students (50:00). Finally, they talk about the race to unseat Mitch McConnell (1:02:45) and why Charles remains hopeful about the future in Kentucky and beyond.