Albany New York
Lead singer and rhythm guitarist, Jesse Calhoun of the politically charged rock band “The Ameros” ran a campaign for mayor in Albany, New York. Calhoun is a native of Ohio who migrated to New York’s state capital to pursue his conquest of activism and free-thinking. According to Calhoun, Albany seems to be the perfect venue to do just that.
There are many motivating factors that led Jesse Calhoun to his decision to run for mayor as a Republican in a city that is known for voting Democrat . He admits he was the underdog but feels that Albany’s 70 year one-party voting system needed a break from its reign to allow other visionaries a shot at making real progress.
As far as Jesse’s love and support for the music scene, he vowed to abolish the newly implemented cabaret laws that have been making it unreasonably difficult for city bars and nightclubs to host live music. Many establishments have closed shop in the last few years because of these laws and other city issues; such as safety and noise ordinance curfews.
Even though Calhoun lost the election, he still has the microphone and he will be heard. Calhoun is not only the voice behind “The Ameros” but he also has a radio show at NY Liberty Radio. Jesse believes that there is more than just a theory behind the conspiracy and he will continue to tackle controversial topics such as Monsanto’s control of the food industry, the NDAA and the agenda of the “New World Order”; to name a few.
I had a chance to speak with Jesse after the decision came in and he had this to say: “The system and media complex favors the corporate class over the working class. We must work to expose this so that democracy can be conducted fairly. My supporters must not give up hope!”
Although Jesse did not become mayor in this election, I hope he realizes that he has encouraged many young voters to the polls that have never cast a vote in an election before. That in itself is a victory!