George Martinez, a former district leader and current underdog candidate against Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez in this year’s Democratic primary, now has some tunes for his campaign.
Global Block Collective, a hip-hop activist organization Mr. Martinez founded, released a video last week starring the candidate and other artists urging the public to “stand up” for a somewhat ambiguous purpose. The video was apparently shot during the May Day protests earlier this month and includes a number of shots of police and protesters, as well as other settings like the subway.
And while the song doesn’t specifically urge the audience to vote for Mr. Martinez (or even when Election Day is), the video features the “Bum Rush the Vote” logo of his campaign at the very end.
The chorus? “All day. All week. Occupy all streets!”