Tag Archives: Newt Gingrich

TREND SETTING ELECTION FOR VOTERS OF COLOR, NEW STRATEGIES THAT WORK

By Kirk Clay A Little Capital Goes A Long Way, Investing In Voters of Color Is A Sure Bet The question leading up to the 2012 presidential election was whether or not the voter turnout from President Obama’s coalition of progressive whites, Latinos, African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, women, youth and unions would be at …

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YOUNG VOTERS OF COLOR, DRIVING HOME THE FACTS OF LIFE

By Kirk Clay Young Voters of Color Could Be the Sweet Spot in Ohio, Virginia and New Jersey Last week I had the privilege of keynoting the Toledo NAACP’s 99th Freedom Fund Dinner. The event attracted tons of media and more than 700 attendees.  In the audience sat Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Mayor Michael Bell, loads …

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THE TALE OF TWO ELECTORATES, OHIO AND NEW JERSEY TELLTALE SIGNS

Voters of Color May Impact New Jersey’s 2013 Governor’s Race By Kirk Clay Holy Toledo, Ohio has become a bellwether for American political trends. Can you believe that the President has solidified a lead in the once elusively red state? As the saying goes, so goes Ohio so goes the nation. All it took was a …

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WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MEDICARE ON SENIOR VOTERS OF COLOR?

 By Kirk Clay Senior Voters of Color Want Solutions for Medicare Not Gridlock   Choosing a vice president is the biggest exercise in judgment a candidate performs. It offers a rare view of the candidate’s core values and beliefs. Just recently, the GOP Presidential nominee chose a running mate from Congress that vows to repeal …

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DEMOCRACY IS THE GREATEST SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT; LET’S EXPAND THE ELECTORATE

By Kirk Clay   We All Want To Do the Responsible Thing   If you noticed a person pushing a car up a hill would you help them? What if it was in the sweltering heat and that person was somehow different from you? Would it matter if they were a Democrat or Republican? It …

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THE SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS COMPROMISE AND REJECTS POLARIZATION

By Kirk Clay Voters of Color May be the Key to Political Civility The recent Supreme Court decisions regarding Arizona’s immigration law SB 1070 and The Affordable Care Act reminded me of another significant moment in American history–the Court’s ruling on the Brown v. Board of Education case.  That ruling had a profound impact on the …

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FAIR HONEST ELECTIONS for VOTERS OF COLOR

By Kirk Clay Reflecting on the past, thinking of the present, and looking towards the future   Recently I was talking with a friend from Texas about the special election in Arizona to fill their 8th congressional district as the result of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords retirement. During that conversation we began talking about the American dream …

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THE NEW MAJORITY IS THE FUTURE, AND THE FUTURE HAS ARRIVED

PAC+ Launches Latino-Focused TV Advertising Campaign in Arizona Today, PAC+, a new national network of leaders focused on democratizing money and politics to give voice to America’s New Majority, will launch a television advertising campaign targeted at the Latino electorate. This is PAC+’s first ad in Arizona, the center of the right wing’s attack on …

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WHAT WILL DRIVE YOUNG VOTERS OF COLOR TO THE POLLS?

By Kirk Clay Measuring the Intensity Level of Young Voters of Color I was recently recruited to help train a team of young political organizers on micro targeting voters of color (VOC). The training marked the launch of a collaborative voter empowerment program by national and local organizations of color. This was part of their …

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CAN WE ALL GET ALONG; IS HATRED A GREATER MOTIVATOR THAN LOVE?

By Kirk Clay Analyzing Partisan Manipulation and Voter Mobilization After witnessing the woman’s healthcare debate, I’m reminded that every politician becomes a little “Etch A Sketchy” when appealing to their base. Just like the etch-a-sketch easily erases an image, they use language in a way that if called to question, they can deny any intent …

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