Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Scott Lively, Pastor Running For Massachusetts Governor


Scott LivelyDr. Scott Lively is a full-time missionary pastor who preaches the word of God in the inner-city of Springfield, Massachusetts. Scott is running for one reason: to bring Biblical values back into the politics of Massachusetts: Anti-Abortion, Natural Family, and Basic Conservative Values. Values, which he said still defined the grassroots of the Republican Party. Dr. Scott Lively is a man of many trades: he is a building contractor, Christian social activist, and a constitutional lawyer–all the while earned his doctorate in Theology. He is a fifth generation Massachusetts citizen and his family has been here since the 1620s.

(UR Business Network): Scott Lively, Pastor Running for Massachusetts Governor

Scott tells me that he is grieved by the decline of Commonwealth’s neo-christian values–values he said has been handed down for five generations. He is tired of seeing the rise of the Marxist philosophy, pervading his beloved Commonwealth state and his country, and wants to put a stop to it. Two tasks that he will accomplish as the next governor of Massachusetts is Micro-financing in inner-city neighborhoods and a citizen oversight panel to scrutinize corruption in government.

As a full-time missionary he has traveled to over 40 countries, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to countries (in Africa) that have little resources. It was during his missionary work that he saw the power of Micro-financing, which donors gave small loans to inspired farmers and push-cart merchants and taught them basic business and entrepreneurial skills. The results, he said, were tremendous and the people in Africa were able to pull their own bootstraps, pull themselves up out of poverty, and be successful. Dr. Lively says, he sees too many inner-city families (going back to three generations) that are dependent on the government. He quotes a Jewish proverb: “If you give a man fish, he eats for a day. But if you teach a man how to fish, he eats for a lifetime.” This is what inspires him to break “government-dependency” in inner-city neighborhoods. Then lastly he wants to institute a citizen oversight panel chosen by lottery, to oversee the corruption in government and have a panel of lawyers to prosecute corrupted public officials. He sees too much greed in politics and wants to put a stop to it.

Dr. Lively understands that he speaks differently from the rest of the candidates, but one thing he wants to tell you is that he is honest and a straight-talker, even if you don’t agree with his views. He does not engage in mudslinging, he is not here to pander votes, and he is not a cardboard cut-out. He is an independent who wishes to restore Christian values back into the Commonwealth.

If you wish to reach out to Dr. Scott Lively and his campaign, go to www.livelyforgovernor.com

Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Evan Falchuk, Independent Candidate for Massachussetts Governor


Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Evan Falchuck, Independent Candidate for Massachusetts Governor

FalchukEvan Falchuk, who is now 44 years old, is a successful entrepreneur. He has served 13 years on the executive leadership team of Boston-based global health care company, Best Doctors, Inc., and has played a lead role in helping to grow the company–placing the company in Inc. magazine’s list of “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America”, from 9 employees to over 600.

In this interview Evan tells me that he is running for governor not just as an independent but as a founder of a new political party in Massachusetts called the United Independent Party.

He founded this group because the political process today is not representing people like it used to–it has now been exclusive to interest groups. His vision for this new party was based on these principles: equality, civil rights protection for everyone, AND smart spending–the Commonwealth must spend taxpayer money wisely. Although the pragmatic combination of these principles does not fit into the traditional Democratic or Republican “boxes” it does fit exactly into what the majority of voters prefer. For him it’s all about believing in issues that are consistent with our beliefs.

One of his main platforms that he is advocating on is reducing the cost of living in Massachusetts. He says right upfront that the cost of living in Massachusetts is “too high.” And the two reasons behind it are healthcare and housing costs, which a lot of state legislators are making a lot of money off of. And when I asked him to share an embarrassing story from the campaign trail, he actually talks about the embarrassment of this race due to the recent issues that have been raised.

Evan says that these debates are not serious. Instead of talking about racism, housing costs, medical costs, seniors, or student debt, these debates raise issues like “what is your favorite Halloween costume?”, “Who do you think your opponent should play in a movie?” or “When was the last time you cried?” He was quite embarrassed because nobody was talking about the real issues in Massachusetts. He even called out the Boston Globe, a respectable newspaper, for their reporting because they rather investigate politicians’ coffee habits instead of the issues. When the Press starts acting like “info-tainment” instead of a watch dog, he says “that is embarrassing”–and they are getting paid to do it. However his biggest concern is that leaders do not inspire their citizens to go to the polls and vote.

One person said to Evan, “they come to collect our votes and then leave and comeback in two years.” Sixteen percent of Massachusetts population voted in the primaries last year, so Evan wants to make sure that on November 4th, leaders are inviting as many people as they can to the polls and vote–and seek ways to mobilize them towards positive change.

If you wish to ask questions for Evan to answer go to his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EvanFalchukMA

To learn more about him and his campaign go to http://www.falchuk2014.com

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Press Release: Leland Cheung for Lt. Governor


My name is Leland Cheung, and I am running to be your Lieutenant Governor.

The race for the lieutenant governor’s office is currently heating up. We surprised the party by doing in 4 months what my other two opponents have spent the last 4 years doing by landing on the September primary ballot. We outraised every other candidate last month in August. And the latest polls have us tied in first place.

I am the only candidate for Lieutenant Governor with experience in both the private and public sectors. It is my mission to focus on creating a Massachusetts that is “fiscally progressive”, connecting all of the different sections of the state, and all of their unique capabilities to make the create opportunity and prosperity for every resident.

As Lieutenant Governor, I will fight to ensure that all Massachusetts residents have access to high-quality universal pre-kindergarten, along with increased access to higher education at our state universities, and job training programs to give residents access to careers, not just short-term jobs. Massachusetts needs to take every step possible to ensure that every person has the tools and education they need to succeed in the globalized economy of tomorrow.

As the proud father of a newborn daughter, I will continue to advance gender equality, fighting for equal pay for men and women. As the only minority seeking higher office in Massachusetts in 2014, I’ll fight to provide for those most in need, working on behalf of all residents of the Commonwealth the ensure that their civil rights and liberties are protected.

I have served on the Cambridge City Council since 2009. As the only candidate currently in elected office, I’m the only candidate with the vision, plan, and experience necessary to be a true partner to our next Governor. Prior to joining the city council I attended Stanford University for my undergraduate degrees in physics, economics, and aerospace engineering, and hold graduate degrees from MIT Sloan and the Harvard Kennedy School. I am the only candidate with private sector experience in the ‘innovation economy’ every gubernatorial candidate is talking about expanding, and have worked at the state and national level – as a Board Member of Massachusetts’ economic development agency and at the Department of Energy.

Ever since I was first elected I have publicly listed my personal cell phone to be available to any resident who’s in need or has an idea to share. It’s a practice I’m committed to continuing as your Lieutenant Governor. For more information, feel free to check out my website at www.lelandcheung.com, or contact me directly at Leland@LelandCheung.com or by cell at (617) 444-9080

You can also listen to my interview with Leland under “Meet The Candidates”. Click the link below to listen

Meet The Candidates: Leland Cheung, Lt. Governor Candidate

Here is another YouTube video of Leland addressing the MassDem Convention

Week In Review


Talk Tuesdays: Prince in the City at UR Business Network

Weekly Political Report: The Minimum Wage Hike Paradox

ThrowBack Thursdays: My Interview w/ Mike Brady, Founder and Producer of Income Opportunity Expo

Networking: My First Ever Radio Interview; I’m on Podcast!; Prince in the News: UR Business Network Story; Saturday Breakfast w/ Manos Koundourakis

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Give Him Praise! Praise to The Lord!

WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT WEEK….

20140218-133630.jpgOn Tuesday, I will be airing my first ever Radio Talk Show called “Prince in the City” at UR Business Network. So please join me at 1 PM to me hear me speak and talk on headline news, a political editorial, self-improvement talks, a bible verse, and of course, people!

DURING MY SHOW I WILL BE GIVING SHOUT OUTS!!! SO, TO THE WORLD AND WORDPRESS BLOGGERS OUT THERE, IF YOU WANT ME TO GIVE YOU A SHOUT OUT, INBOX ME AT MY CONTACT PAGE.

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THEN at 2:30 pm, I will be interviewing Mike Lake, who will be introducing himself and his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts this year! During my interview, I will have the opportunity to select questions that you, the audience, may have for Mike via Twitter.

To have your twitter questions answered, tweet your questions to @princedjc and ask away! But please be mindful of your tweets because I will not answer any inappropriate ones, which I will delete from my account.

(Please submit all your tweets between now and Tuesday at 1 PM!) 

For more information about Mike Lake go to www.electmikelake.com and you can also follow him on twitter at @MikeLake4MA

Remember that you can download my talks on Podcast! At UR Business Network!

Next week Prince’s Daily Journal will be providing the following:

Daily Newsfeeds (Mon-Fri), Motivation Monday, Weekly Political Tweet, ThrowBack Thursdays, Saturday Book Read w/ Sharine Jones & Weekly Spiritual Digest