Radio Host And Attorney Team To Educate Caribbean Communitty On Elections

In an effort to educate and inform South Florida’s rapidly growing Caribbean-American population about upcoming elections for various offices in Miami-Dade and Broward counties on August 31, as well as the Presidential race in November, radio personality Eddy Edwards, and attorney Marlon Hill has teamed to produce a feature called “Election Watch”.

The feature will be broadcasted on Edwards’ weekly radio show “Caribbean Ridims” which airs 2 p.m., Saturdays on WVCG 1080 am. The focus is mainly on disseminating general information regarding the electoral process as well as explaining the various races, the candidates, the difference between a primary and run-off elections and the importance of voting and how it affects their daily lives.

“Over the years we have urged a number of our listeners to become citizens and get involved in the political process” commented Edwards. “We now want to educate them about the system and enable them to understand the various races and feel confident about voting. We hope “Election Watch” will assist in getting them to the polls and make an intelligent decision.”

In its first episode, aired July 10, the feature launched the “Soca D’ Vote” campaign, which aims to register as many of South Florida’s Caribbean-American voters as possible so that they can participate in the upcoming elections in August and November.

“Soca D’ Vote’ campaign features a jingle produced and written by Trinidadian Soca performing artist Nigel Lewis. “Because music is a major part of the life of every Caribbean-American, the Soca the Vote campaign hopes to motivate each Caribbean-American to exercise their right to vote, regardless of their partisan opinion or choice by using this catchy jingle” says Hill.

Hill hopes the campaign will resonate in other cities with large concentration of Caribbean-American residents. There are over 2 million Caribbean-American citizens in the United States who have come to America who reside primarily in communities of Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Georgia, Texas, Illinois, Michigan and California. And although they are all eligible to vote, many do not bother to register. Edwards and Hill hope to change this apathy during the election season and prior to each election on August 31 and November 2, respectively.

Contact – Eddy Edwards of Ridims Marketing at 305-891-1242 or e-mail [email protected] or Marlon Hill of Delancyhill, P.A. at 786-777-0184 or e-mail [email protected]/