Actor Jeffrey Wright Featured in DNC Ad, Asks Voters to “Make History”

Actor Jeffrey Wright Featured in DNC Ad, Asks Voters to “Make History”


New DNC Ad Features Actor Jeffrey Wright.  The Democratic National Committee (DNC) today released a new radio ad with actor Jeffrey Wright.  The ad is part of the seven figure paid advertising blitz DNC started weeks ago that targets African Americans. The ad CLICK HERE, “reminds voters of the historic choices that we’ve made by electing and re-electing President Obama, and urges African Americans to make history again by supporting Democratic candidates,”

Burrell Communications Group, an African-American owned communications firm, produced the Wright ad. The ad is running is running nationwide.

“The choices this election could not be any clearer.  Donald Trump not only promised to dismantle all of President Obama’s accomplishments, but he has continued to spread the racist birther lie, compared our communities to “war zones” and took the Alt-Right movement mainstream. We’re not taking anything for granted this election,” DNC Interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile said in a statement released today.


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Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke