Robert LeVertis Bell is a socialist, parent, public school teacher, and veteran of the Red for Ed movement. Now he’s seeking to become a state representative to build working-class political power in Kentucky.
Robert LeVertis Bell is a teacher, organizer, and candidate for state representative of District Forty-three in Louisville, Kentucky.
Protestors in Louisville, Kentucky have been demanding justice for Breonna Taylor for months. But on September 23, Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron announced that none of the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s murder would face charges for her death.
Robert LeVertis Bell is a public school teacher and socialist in Louisville, Kentucky running for city council. In an interview with Jacobin, he talks about his experience participating in the recent red-state teachers’ upsurge, fighting gentrification, and how campaigns like his can be used to build a broader movement that is bigger than any one candidate.