Barbara Lee to host hip-hop GOTV event

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, is planning a “Get Out the Vote Hip-Hop Rally” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tommorow — Thursday, Oct. 30 — on Laney College’s quad, 900 Fallon St. in Oakland. Her campaign’s news release says it’s a “collaborative effort between Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Generation Obama and Charles Johnson of the Town Business Network … to educate and excite youth and young adults in the 9th Congressional District about the historic presidential election.” DLabrie, Ise Lyfe, Young Moses and Kev Choice are scheduled to perform.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.