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Election 2014: Georgia 1+2+3 = Modern Voting Rights Movement #GA123

Last week I participated in #GA123 — one of the most cutting edge civic engagement events this election cycle. This “cross-platform” social media conference attracted over a hundred political leaders from the southeas...
by Kirk Clay
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Election 2014: Governor Christie, McDonnell, and Scott – What Do They All Have In Common?

Three Things You May Not Know About Voters of Color in New Jersey, Virginia, and Florida. What does Governors Chris Christie, Bob McDonnell, and Rick Scott all have in common? They’re all from states rocked by scandal? No. Th...
by Kirk Clay
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Democrats Can Win Back the House, By Fixing It

The best part of my Thanksgiving weekend was sitting around the table with family debating the upcoming NCAA national championship game. I have to admit, I love talking with my brother — a lifelong Buckeye – who is alwa...
by Kirk Clay
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ChristieCrat Politics and Conflicting Loyalties

Pundits across the country are in full speculation mode that Chris Christie’s re-election may illuminate the path for Republicans to recapture the White House in 2016.  Having been deeply involved in New Jersey elections for...
by Kirk Clay
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Changing Electorate: Boston Will Soon Have a Mayor of Color

Boston is in the middle of its first open mayoral election in twenty years, and many thought that this was the opportunity to elect the city’s first mayor of color.  With the results of last week’s election, however, the t...
by Kirk Clay
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Immigration Reform: One Wrong Vote and This May Be GOP’s Last Term

  This is a seminal moment for America. After decades of negotiating, compromising, and peaceful protest our U.S. House of Representatives is set to cast the final vote that will decide more than just the future of 11 mill...
by Kirk Clay
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Will Young Voters of Color Amplify Their Voice in New Jersey 2013 Elections?

  There are plenty of reasons for New Jersey’s young surging electorate to vote this year. They will have a chance to elect New Jersey’s next U.S. Senator who will be their voice in D.C. on issues that matter to them. ...
by Kirk Clay
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Election 2013: Next Boston Mayor May Be Black or Hispanic

Recently America experienced a tragedy which tested the spirit of the entire nation, especially one of our most historic cities–Boston. This is indeed a resilient city so there’s no doubt that this senseless act of viol...
by Kirk Clay
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2014 Will Be Next Big Moment for America’s Rising Electorate

he Latino community came out in extraordinary numbers for the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform March.” It was also remarkable to see so many progressive whites and People of Color (POC) exercising their First Amendment rig...
by Kirk Clay
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Hit With The Sequester, Young Voters of Color May Do It Again in 2014

oung voters played a significant role in Obama’s 2012 victory, helping him sweep all four battleground states—Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Nevada—with 60% of the youth vote.  Nationwide, voters under the age of 30 mad...
by Kirk Clay
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Evidence Based Data Shows a Tectonic Shift in Political Landscape

  attended a meeting of political leaders recently and someone raised a point that struck me as insightful. The comment, “It’s sad to say but the GOP hasn’t made any progress in reducing their enormous cultural blind...
by Kirk Clay
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Washington’s Political Gridlock: A Self-inflicted Wound

  For months there have been endless warnings of the economic, military, and societal decay that will take effect if obstructionists in Congress repeat their 2012 “do-nothing” tactics. Their political roadblocks now ex...
by Kirk Clay
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Cory Booker Represents More Than The Turning of the Tide

There were many uplifting moments last week for progressive whites, young people, women, and people of color. The week was filled with energetic political events, parades, and plenty of moments that did more than entertain, the...
by Kirk Clay
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Cory Booker Leads Pallone, Sweeney for Lautenberg Seat

In a new poll released today by PowerPAC.org, New Jersey Democrats are expressing overwhelming support for Cory Booker as their next U.S. Senator over potential rival candidates Rep. Frank Pallone, Rep. Rob Andrews, and State S...
by Kirk Clay
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Voters of Color: Changing American Politics

Will Voters of Color Take Advantage of Their New Influence In Congress? There are certainly plenty of reasons for America to celebrate the beginning of 2013. First, January is the month we recognize Martin Luther King Jr’s ...
by Kirk Clay
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