Tag Archives: 2012

#GA123: Politicians Should Be About More Than Impeachment –  Freedom Summer ‘64 to Freedom Fall ‘14

By Kirk Clay If you read the most popular headlines today, you would think that these are unequivocally the worst of times in America. They say that Congress wants to impeach the President of the United States. They say that the economy has stalled and Americans who work hard and play by the rules don’t …

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The Children of Freedom Summer 1964 Will Soon Be Leaders of Freedom Fall 2014 #GA123

By Kirk Clay The seeds planted 50 years ago in Mississippi during Freedom Summer are in full bloom. The children of 1964 — who are now leaders — are positioned to energize this generation of young voters of color and progressive voters for a historic turnout in the midterm election. By taking advantage of 21st …

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

By Kirk Clay “Voting Rights Groups Using Social Media To Amplify Their Political Voice #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 Southeast region including representatives from labor, progressives, …

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Election 2014: Governor Christie, McDonnell, and Scott – What Do They All Have In Common?

By Kirk Clay 3 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. They’re all from states that President Obama won twice? Nope. Medicaid expansion is a …

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2013 in Review: Kirk Clay

2013 annual report for Kirk’s blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete report.

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Election 2014: Democrats Can Win Back the House, By Fixing It

By Kirk Clay 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 always optimistic that Ohio State can go all the way. Then there’s my father …

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By Kirk Clay This Campaign Was  Not About “Blue State” Voter Mobilization 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 the past year, we talked to our colleagues …

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Boston Will Yet Have a Mayor of Color

By Kirk Clay   Huge Step Toward Empowering Boston’s Rising Electorate   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 top two candidates advancing …

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By Kirk Clay   U.S. House of Representatives Set To Cast The Final Vote On CIR   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 million …

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By Kirk Clay Will Voters of Color Do It Again In 2013? The potential historic victory of Cory Booker as a nominee for the U.S. Senate is a cause for celebration. At this hopeful moment we must remember our core objective –transform voter energy into a vehicle that changes the political balance of power. This …

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