ANARCHIST RADICAL CHEERLEADER ELECTED TO CITY COMMISSION-Andrew Stelzer

03/31/06

A self-described anarchist, and community activist has been elected to the Lake Worth City commission in Palm Beach county. Cara Jennings came in second in the primary, with only 29 percent of the vote, compared to well financed businessman Jorge Goyanes, who received 44 percent. But in the run off, Jennings received more than 61 percent of the vote, and was elected to the city’s district 2 seat.

In the late 1990s Jennings, along with her sister, founded the radical cheerleaders, a political protest performance group; she’s also been active in efforts to prevent the construction of the Scripps Research Institute on environmentally sensitive land on the edge of the everglades. WMNF spoke to Cara Jennings, and began by asking her how a 29-year political activist was able to get elected to city government.

CARA JENNINGS

That was Cara Jennings, founder of the radical cheerleaders, who was just elected to the city commission in Lake Worth, Florida.

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