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Down to the wire!

I just cannot believe it!! Where has the time gone. We are now down to the wire and on triple speed as we campaign heavily in the last few days. We only have two more active campaign days. Today and tomorrow. No party is allowed to campaign on the 28th, the day before the election.
Yeah has campaigned tirelessly for many hours in many remote areas. He has traveled out of Mali to other African countries and France to share our message of hope with Malians living abroad. We are so grateful and blessed to have volunteers that devote their time and efforts to spread the word about Yeah and what he can bring to Mali. The elections are the beginning to that change. Here is a snapshot of what Yeah and our teams have been up to these past few days!
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If we are to maintain our current energy and campaign in these last days we need to raise much needed funds. We need your support and donations. The end is in sight.

Our funds are fast depleting. We need to raise more money to fund the efforts of our teams who are campaigning in different villages and staff our voting booths on election day to prevent voter fraud.

Today please invest $100 or what you can so we can bring our message of change to every corner of Mali.

There are several ways you can donate.

  • Online donations can be made at www.yeahsamake.com
  • Checks can be mailed to YeahForMali, 10412N Oak Circle, Highland, UT 84003
  • Direct Deposit to Bank Account:
    Wells Fargo Account number: 9974633167 Name: YEAH FOR MALI, Routing Number: Direct Deposit – 124002971, Wire Transfers – 121000248

 

 

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Posted by on July 26, 2018 in Past Posts

 

Race Against Time

I can barely believe it. Soon, all this campaigning will come to a culmination. On election Day, we hope that the people of Mali will choose someone who truly cares about them and wants to fight to improve their lives. July 29th is fast approaching. Our volunteers are spread out. Yeah and his executive team are hitting big cities at home and in neighboring countries where huge populations of Malians reside. We are in a race against time!

THE ARTISANS COMMIT THEIR SUPPORT

One of the biggest commercial areas in Mali is the handicraft market in the capital city of Bamako. Any visitor who comes visits this hub of talent to find everything and anything Malian. We have been great supporters of these talented artists whose livelihood depends on their ability to sell their art, jewelry, and other handicrafts. This past week, the artisans of Bamako came out in numbers to support Yeah and hold an event in the middle of the market.
Yeah’s presidential project includes providing government support for the artist in Mali to grow as they are a vital part of the touristic appeal of the country.

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CAMPAIGNING IN SOUTH WEST MALI

Our team headed South-west to the region of Kayes. Kayes is the second most populated region in Mali. Over dusty, pot-filled roads, and ten hours later our team was welcomed with great excitement in the very populated commune of Yelimane in Kayes. Yeah met with the village elders and also spoke at a big campaign rally that was held to welcome him.

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TEAM SAMAKE SPREADS ITS REACH

Yeah and our team are energized as they campaign even harder. Here’s a snapshot of all our supporters on the campaign trail these last few days:

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Help carry us to the end. If we are to maintain our current energy and campaign we need to raise much needed funds. We need your support and donations. The end is in sight.
More money needs to be raised to do big campaign events in the 10 regions, spread our message to many more smaller villages, do TV and radio advertising, billboards and staffing our voting booths on election day to prevent voter fraud.
Today please invest $100 or what you can so we can bring our message of change to every corner of Mali.
There are several ways you can donate.

  • Online donations can be made at www.yeahsamake.com
  • Checks can also be mailed to YeahForMali, 10412N Oak Circle, Highland, UT 84003
  • Direct Deposit to Bank Account:
    Wells Fargo Account number: 9974633167 Name: YEAH FOR MALI, Routing Number: Direct Deposit – 124002971, Wire Transfers – 121000248

 

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Posted by on July 24, 2018 in Past Posts

 

Fighting for a Mali we want

9 days to go!! Its amazing to watch the excitement surrounding our campaign that continues to build day after day. We are fighting hard against the old corrupt politics that has swallowed Mali since independence. Our resources are dwindling fast as we fight against the politicians whose campaigns are running on stolen money from our country. But we will not give up! Team Samake is fired up to change a nation!!

GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNING

Our youth volunteers have taken the city and villages by storm. Since public campaigning opened, our teams have been canvassing the markets and populated areas. Their message is simple yet essential. When July 29th comes around, the only man who can change Mali and who has a proven track record is Yeah Samake. Our message for this campaign is : Let us take control of our common destiny. Malians want change. However, many believe they are condemned to poverty and corruption and ineptitude of our leaders is a norm. We are fighting to change that by showing them a better option of a man who did not wait to become a politician to bring change. Schools, Agriculture, Healthcare–these sectors have already seen great changes through Yeah.

 

If we are to maintain our current energy and campaign we need to raise much needed funds. We need your support and donations. The end is in sight.

Today please invest $100 or what you can so we can bring our message of change to every corner of Mali.

There are several ways you can donate.

  • Online donations can be made at www.yeahsamake.com
  • Checks can be mailed to YeahForMali, 10412N Oak Circle, Highland, UT 84003
  • Direct Deposit to Bank Account:
    Wells Fargo Account number: 9974633167 Name: YEAH FOR MALI, Routing Number: Direct Deposit – 124002971, Wire Transfers – 121000248

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Posted by on July 20, 2018 in Past Posts

 

Ouelessebougou welcomes home their candidate

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Heralded by a host of motorcycles, Yeah received a warm and grandiose welcome in his city of Ouelessebougou. Village chiefs and their council traveled from many kilometres from their villages to come celebrate their candidate for President. Yeah’s ancestor was the founder of Ouelessebougou, his father a respected Muslim leader and next in line as the Chief of the Village and as Mayor of Ouelessebougou for 6 years, Yeah has brought many positive changes like running water, solar panel fields, a major hospital, a high school and reopened a cotton plant. Our people have seen his impact in just the first three years of governance and this grand event was a testament of people’s faith in Yeah’s leadership and what he can bring to all of Mali as President. There was music. There was dancing. Muslim leaders and the leaders of the Christian faith both spoke their support of Yeah. The current Mayor, who is not even from our party, called on his constituents to support Yeah. When Yeah spoke, he encouraged the people that it was time for Malians to take control of their own destiny and choose a leader who could actually bring change. He pointed out that the leaders of old and even the current President have not been able to improve the lives of the 65% of Malians living in the villages and that today more than ever, our people remain uneducated, unemployed, poor and destitute with no end in sight to their misery.

It was amazing to see the support and love the people of Ouelessebougou showered on Yeah. We know that if given the chance Yeah can be the change for good that every Malian needs.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2018 in Past Posts

 

Campaigning in Full Swing

We can hardly believe how fast the days are flying by! On July 29th, roughly 8 million registered voters will head to the polls to choose their next leader. And the race is heating up!! Now that the campaign season has officially opened, all candidates are pulling out the stops to publicly get their message out to the people, be it through videos, billboards or big campaign events involving entire cities and villages.

SAMAKE PRESIDENTIAL PLATFORM RELEASED

With official campaigning kicking of this past week, one of the first orders of business was for Yeah to officially release his presidential platform. This past Tuesday, in front of a room full of journalists and TV stations, in an hour long press conference at the Maison de Presse, Yeah detailed the 5 pillars of his platform focused on the establishment of strong institutions, the promotion of social justice for the emergence of a responsible and committed civil society, the growth of a competitive, sustainable and fair economy, the fight against corruption, the establishment of opportunities and education for young people and a focus on women as a real asset for the future.
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Yeah presents his Presidential Projects to Members of the media

MEDIA BLITZ

One of the key parts of the campaign during these last weeks before the elections is an opportunity for candidates to share a personal message with voters on National TV. Each candidate gets to share one campaign message each week on National TV. This past week, we had our talented friends Travis Pitcher and his team ( who did our last campaign videos) from Utah jump on the campaign trail in Mali to record and create our messaging for this election.

Our first video played this last Monday on national TV and it was an amazing hit!! Around the country, we had people calling our local team leaders and campaign HQ and signing on to campaign for Yeah in their areas. Why was this video a hit? Most of the candidates had videos showing their candidate simply speaking. Our video highlighted stories of actual beneficiaries that have been impacted by Yeah’s work in the fields of education and agriculture. Take a listen:

TEAM SAMAKE SPREADS ITS REACH

Our team is energized as they campaign even harder in the many distant rural areas of Mali. Here’s a snapshot of all our supporters on the campaign trail this past week:

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Help carry us to the end. If we are to maintain our current energy and campaign we need to raise much needed funds. We need your support and donations. The end is in sight.
More money needs to be raised to do big campaign events in the 10 regions, spread our message to many more smaller villages, do TV and radio advertising, billboards and staffing our voting booths on election day to prevent voter fraud.
Today please invest $100 or what you can so we can bring our message of change to every corner of Mali.
There are several ways you can donate.

  • Online donations can be made at www.yeahsamake.com
  • Donations can also be mailed to YeahForMali, 10412N Oak Circle, Highland, UT 84003
 
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Posted by on July 16, 2018 in Past Posts

 

Constitutional Court Approves Yeah Samake Candidacy!

In 24 days, 8 million Malian voters will cast their ballots for their next President. Yeah and our team have been working tirelessly around the clock to cover a country twice the size of Texas in the hopes that we can win the Presidency and ultimately change the future of Mali.

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT APPROVES SAMAKE CANDIDACY

It was a scary few days for Team Samake. On June 30th, the Constitutional Court issued a list of 13 candidates who were provisionally rejected and had 24 hours to appeal the Court decision. One of the rejected names was Yeah’s. The reason for this provisional rejection was due to a dysfunction within the government and lack of clear election rules.

All over the country, our team members were dejected. However, in a race against time, we contested the court decision.

Yesterday, the Constitutional Court officially announced the results of all the applications submitted. The result? The Court in its final decision reinstated Yeah SAMAKE in his constitutional right to run for President.

The candidacy of Niankoro Yeah Samake is officially approved and will be on the ballot on July 29th, 2018.

We are excited and looking forward to taking our strong message of Peace, Stability and Prosperity to the people of Mali.

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As you know campaigns are expensive yet necessary. The funds we have raised to date have covered the costs of our delegations campaigning in many of the 18000+ villages, our registration fee, radio and TV appearances and staffing our headquarters. More money needs to be raised to do big campaign events in the 10 regions, spread our message to many more smaller villages, do TV and radio advertising, billboards and staffing our voting booths on election day to prevent voter fraud.

Today please invest $100 or what you can so we can bring our message of change to every corner of Mali.

There are several ways you can donate.

  • Online secure donations can be made at www.yeahsamake.com
  • Donations can also be mailed to YeahForMali, 10412N Oak Circle, Highland, UT 84003
 
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Posted by on July 5, 2018 in Past Posts

 

Declaring our Candidacy

What an exciting few days it has been for the Samake campaign!!! With 33 days to election day, the countdown is on!

DECLARING OUR CANDIDACY

We have officially submitted our candidacy papers!!

In Mali, the way the elections worked is that by June 28th, all candidates that will run have to deposit their presidential candidacy dossier with the Malian Constitutional Court. Part of the process involves collecting five signatures from elected officials in each of the 10 regions. It also involves paying the 25 million FCFA registration fee (USD 50,000). All the declared candidates approved by the court will be put on the ballot box. This is a huge step and we are so excited to have reached this point!

Yeah is running under the banner of our party that we created in 2011: the Party for Civic and Patriotic Action (Party Pour L’Action Civique et Patriotique – PACP). Since 2011, it has become a large and growing party that is harnessing the passion of the youth in Mali who are seeking honest, innovative leadership in a country facing financial and security challenges.

On July 29th, more than 8 million voters will go to the polls to elect their next leader. We are excited and looking forward to making our voice heard at the ballot boxes!

TEAM SAMAKE FORGES FORWARD

yeah1Our team of youth have been very busy sharing the PACP message in the various distant areas of Mali. In the past 10 days, we have made inroads with PACP being set up in N’Golonina, Kati, Kalaban Coro Sikôrô, Dougabou, Touban and Doura to name a few.

In each of these areas, our youth spread a message of hope and the success that Mali can see if they put their trust in Yeah. For too long, Malians have been made big promises by leaders who then abandoned them after the vote.

With Yeah, it is different. People see the work he has done as Mayor, Ambassador and as part of the Empower Mali foundation. They see a man who has served when he was not even a president. One can only imagine the change he can make as President to improve the lives of the Malian people on a larger scale!

We are very grateful for all your support. Many of these events or even the registration of our candidacy would not be possible without your faith and donations. We believe we can be the change Mali needs. But it all starts with winning this election. This last month is going to involve a higher level of campaigning as we hit the campaign trail in the farther regions of Kayes, Gao and Timbuktu.

We need to raise the vital funds so we can continue campaigning hard this final month. Help carry us to the end.

Today please invest $100 or what you can so we can bring our message of change to every corner of Mali.

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There are two ways you can donate.

  • Online donations can be made at www.yeahsamake.com
  • Checks can also be mailed to YeahForMali, 10412N Oak Circle, Highland, UT 84003

 

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2018 in Past Posts

 

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