Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry

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Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry
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Personal details
Born (1962-01-01) January 1, 1962 (age 57)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political partyGreen
WebsiteCampaign website

Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry (alternately stylized as Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry[1] or SKCM Curry[2]) is an American activist, politician, and presidential candidate for the Green Party.

Background[edit]

Curry was born into a family with strong civil involvement; her mother started the first public library in her family's community, while her father was in a union. Curry has Caribbean, Haitian, Native American, and Irish ancestry. Her political influences include Shirley Chisholm and all other black women who ran for president as well as Pan-Africanism.[3]

One of the first actions she performed as a member of the Green Party was to help found the Green Party Black Caucus.[3] Curry also helped organized the Ghanian political party of the People's National Convention.[4]

In 2008, Curry actively sought the Green Party's vice presidential nomination.[5] She did not secure this nomination, and instead serving as a manager for the presidential campaign of Cynthia McKinney.[2]

Presidential campaigns[edit]

2016[edit]

Curry's first attempt at running for the presidency was during the 2016 United States presidential election. She filed with the Federal Election Committee on December 31, 2015.[6]

She debated Libertarian Party presidential candidate Darryl Perry in February 2016; they emerged from the debate with enough mutual respect that they dined together the next day.[7]

On April 9, 2016, Curry was one of five Green Party presidential candidates who were given a platform at a debate at the University of New Mexico, hosted by the Green Party of New Mexico and the Students Organizing Actions for Peace. The debate was streamed by Burque Media Productions, and also featured Jill Stein, Darryl Cherney, William Kreml, and Kent Mesplay.[8]

Curry lost to Stein during Green Party's primaries, which caused Curry to criticize Stein as being a "privileged older [white] woman". Curry claimed that she had received discrimination as a black Muslim woman during the primaries, and stated that the Green Party had hosted a “contested convention" that she vowed to disrupt.[9] She dropped the microphone when departing from the Green Party's roll call vote.[10]

Curry had collected 13 delegate votes out of the 202 necessary to secure the party's nomination.

2020[edit]

Curry is presently a Green Party presidential candidate, competing against Howie Hawkins, Dario Hunter, and Ian Schlakman. In lieu of having disclosed her candidacy in an official announcement, she promotes herself as a candidate via social media. As of July 2019, the Green Party does not officially recognize her candidacy due to her having yet to file with the Federal Election Commission.[4]

Political positions[edit]

Capitalism[edit]

Curry is an anti-capitalist, describing capitalism as "barbaric."[11]

Elections[edit]

Curry stated during a Green Party debate in May 2016 hosted by RT America, "election day should be a legal holiday." She also opined in support for youth voting, early voting, and removing the electoral college from presidential elections.[11]

Curry criticized the For the People Act of 2019 as ignoring the financial needs of third party and independent candidates. Specifically, she complained that raising the minimums to acquire Federal matching funds from $5,000 per state to $25,000 per 20 states minimum would be a "barrier" for such candidates to spread their message and run their campaigns effectively. Resulting would be, according to Curry and her campaign adviser Eric Siegel, a narrowing of democratic choice and therefore democracy. Siegel mentioned, "Political science research tells us that more candidate choice leads to higher turnout, and this bill is mostly designed to encourage people to join the process. Why undermine that mission by restricting voters' options?"[12]

Nuclear energy[edit]

Curry is strongly against both nuclear weapons and energy.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry for President". Facebook. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "SKCM Curry thanked for her service". greenpagesnews.org. August 11, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "E Pluribus Unum's Fireside Chat's Episode 46: Interview w/ Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifa-Curry". E Pluribus Unum YouTube channel. April 1, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "2020 Green Party primary candidates and speculation". Independent Political Report. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  5. ^ Hardy, Ronald (July 29, 2008). "Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowaifza-Curry". greenpartywatch.org. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "Statement of Candidacy". docquery.fec.gov. December 31, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "Green, Libertarian presidential candidates meet up". publicsquare.net. February 16, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  8. ^ "Green presidential candidates to debate at University of New Mexico Saturday". greenpartywatch.org. April 6, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  9. ^ Dart, Tom (August 7, 2016). "'Jill not Hill': can Green candidate woo Sanders fans not settling for Clinton?". The Guardian. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  10. ^ Taylor, Jessica (August 7, 2016). "Jill Stein Wins Green Party Nomination, Courting Disaffected Sanders Supporters". National Public Radio. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "'Lesser evil is not a solution': Green Party candidates debate on RT America". RT. May 9, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  12. ^ Doonan, David (March 9, 2019). "Green Party Candidate Says HR1 Must Be Amended Parts of "For The People 2019 Act" hurt democracy, limit voter choice". gp.org. Retrieved July 19, 2019.