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Duncan Goes To Airwaves To Reach Voters, March 21, 2009, New York

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31st City Council District Candidate, Jamaican born Michael R. Duncan made an appearance on WRTN 93.5 FM Irie Jam, the popular Caribbean station, late Tuesday night, in part to corral supporters, and to seize new ones. During the 8-9PM slot of the Second Hour segment, hosted by DJ Chris the Dubb Master, Duncan took the opportunity to inform listeners of his in-progress campaign and the upcoming historic endorsement, he is set to receive, from the Marcus Garvey People’s Political Party (MGPP) on Saturday, March 21 at a press conference outside campaign headquarters.

The Jamaican-born candidate, briefly, detailed his other widely-known passion: soccer. In his role as president of the Rosedale Soccer League, he oversees the development of over 300 youth, from the ages of 5 to 19. As the discussion moved to politics, Duncan cited his previous experience as the former chief-of-staff of the 31st Council District and his decision to enter the race for the 31st Council District. “As term limits approached, I decided to throw my hat in the race”, Duncan recounted on air. On behalf of the station, DJ Dub Master offered his congratulations and “wished [Duncan] great support not luck”, an implicit endorsement of sorts.

Duncan had his radio appearance recorded and will soon be made available on his site, michaelrduncan.com, further demonstrating his commitment to rely on the internet to connect with voters. “I recognize that the internet is the most accessible place for voters to learn more about my campaign,” Duncan said, “and I intend to feed voters with the latest information.” This marks a significant departure from other candidates in the field, who have been slow to embrace the internet as robustly.

Join us on Saturday, March 21 at 10AM outside campaign headquarters on 225-12 Merrick Boulevard to celebrate a moment in history and the advent of a new leader. Breakfast will be served.

Friends of Michael Duncan

Michael R. Duncan is running for the 31st District Council. Michael is a long-time grassroots activist and now looks to spearhead the movement to improve our community and our livelihood, targeting, in particular, the youth and elders, two groups that have often been neglected and unaccounted for. Michael has been a part of the 31st Council District community for over fifteen years, committing himself tirelessly to the issues of better education, community affairs, immigration, and police-community relations.

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