Tune-in to WOL 1450 AM today at 10:30am for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Justin Fairfax, candidate for Virginia Lieutenant Governor, and Kali Akuno, Co-director of Cooperation Jackson. Vernon and his guests will discuss how the Executive Orders and other actions taken by President Trump and his administration might impact communities that are dependent on Federal aid.
During his career, Justin has worked in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government, developing a keen insight into solving the challenges that face Virginia families today. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Deputy Coordinator of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force, Justin saw the power that law enforcement and criminal justice reform can have to keep communities safe, while providing appropriate second chances, saving hard-earned taxpayer dollars, and changing communities and lives. As Lieutenant Governor, Justin vows to work every day to build the foundation of economic and educational opportunity that every Virginian deserves.
KaliAkuno is the Co-director of Cooperation Jackson. The broad mission of Cooperation Jackson is to advance the development of economic democracy in Jackson, Mississippi, by building an economy anchored by a network of cooperatives and other types of worker owned and democratically self-managed enterprises. The network consist of four interconnected and interdependent institutions: an emerging federation of local worker cooperatives, a developing cooperative incubator, a cooperative education and training center (the Lumumba Center for Economic Democracy and Development), and a cooperative bank or financial institution.