Sara Mestas For Mayor of San Leandro, CA
Back in May, rapper Mo Wiley announced her candidacy for Mayor of San Leandro, CA running as Sara Mestas. She says she was inspired to run, in part, because of police reactions to her desire to support positive relations between cops and citizens:
“What prompted me to run for mayor,” she says, “I got resistance from the San Leandro Police Department and City Manager when I tried to start a San Leandro Police Activities League. They were uncomfortable with me being the face of the organization because the video for my single ‘You Can’t Touch It’ they say is provocative and they also said my music promotes gangsterism and sex.”
“The whole point of launching my music career with an album about the streets is to tell people about the hard places I came from in my youth that listeners could relate to—and then show them with later recordings just how I have matured and evolved since then. There would be a huge disconnect if I did that first without showing the sequence of events that brought me to where I am now.”
Mestas has now released a promotional video, embedded above, that describes her platform and reasons for running.
Available on iTunes:
Over at Hip Hop Press:
SARA MESTAS (AKA ‘MO WILEY’) CONTINUES FUNDRAISING EFFORTS FOR HER CAMPAIGN FOR MAYOR OF SAN LEANDRO, CALIF.
BAY AREA RAPPER SARA MESTAS (‘MO WILEY’) SWITCHES BEATS AND PREPARES TO ANNOUNCE HER CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR OF SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA