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A dynamic Democrat focused on upward mobility and system transformation, Kendrick has tirelessly worked to register youth and increase his generation's capacity to impact change while bridging the gap. Born and raised in West Charlotte, Kendrick Cunningham wants to begin making the City of Charlotte a world class city by executing his Next Step Framework.

A Next Step Democrat, Kendrick has focused on upward mobility and system transformation since debuting his political career in March 2017 at the Raleigh Tax March.

Since then, he has led Saint Augustine's University through an effort to save the HBCU, led a youth coalition for equitable education and supported political measures to provide public funding to transform low-income communities. 


Kendrick Cunningham understands that COVID-19 is dynamically impacting Charlotte. As a United Nations Youth SDG Ambassador, he knows that the UN anticipates Charlotte to be the fastest growing area in America through 2030. Since day one of the pandemic, Kendrick has worked on the front lines providing a solid vision forward to create an equitable, resource-based Charlotte.

Kendrick is currently working to revolutionize housing for Charlotte residents and significantly increase the amount of residents who have instant access to housing. He envisions a day where all Charlotteans can affordably eat, work, and play where they sleep.

Kendrick Cunningham is running for office because he feels that district two needs a representative who will be with them right there every step of the way. A social justice warrior day in and day out, Kendrick will remain an active face in the community while serving from the dais. Kendrick believes that the person who represents district two, must be in touch with everyday life to help our communities take the next step in triumph.

Kendrick's Next Step Framework is a blueprint to how the Charlotte City Council can help communities experiencing high trauma heal from years of traumatic stress inflicted onto them by systemic disenfranchisement. It provides a clear direction forward in creating a triumphant and sustainable city. Together we can transform Charlotte into a world class city where everyone has access to succeed and achieve prosperity.

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