BALTIMORE, Aug. 8, 2019 – Today, civil rights attorney Anson Carlton Asaka announced his candidacy for Baltimore’s District 4 City Council seat. “Contrary to President Donald Trump’s racist statements about Baltimore City and the Hon. Elijah Cummings, Baltimore is a beautiful and vibrant city,” Asaka, a four year resident of the Mid-Govans neighborhood, said after filing election paperwork this morning. “However, there are urgent issues in this city that must be addressed now.” “I am running for city council because I want to see a better Baltimore,” Asaka, an NAACP National Office Associate General Counsel, added. “Now is the time for change. We need safe neighborhoods, clean streets, good jobs, living wages, great schools, well-funded recreation centers, police accountability, political integrity, corporate responsibility and environmental justice. More simply, we need equity, prosperity and opportunity for all of Baltimore, not just in the enclaves of H
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