David Belmont is a community organizer and mixed media artist living in New York City. He has been active in independent politics since 1979. David was the National Ballot Access Coordinator for Dr. Lenora Fulani’s historic run for president in 1988 when she became the first woman and first African-American to qualify for the ballot in all 50 states (plus DC). Currently he is a researcher and statistician for Independent Voting, as well as a member of the production and promotion team for the East Side Institute. David has been a professional musician for over 50 years, producing 25 albums of his own work (7 of which are on Spotify) along with being the producer and/or executive producer for projects featuring Dr. John, Cassandra Wilson, Olu Dara, Ilhan Ersahin and Pat Wictor. He is co-music director of the Castillo Theatre. World Gone Zoom, David’s first book of poetry, was published in 2021. He also writes memoir and short fiction. You can find his writing at: https://davidbelmontwriter.wordpress.com