Aimee Allison, Sr. VP PowerPAC+ interviews Ohio State Senator Nina Turner who is running for Ohio Secretary of State.Read more
All eyes are on Georgia, where Michelle Nunn’s Senate bid is a key to Democrats keeping control of the Senate. The peach state is now America’s new political battleground along with other Southern “states of influence.” If Democrats want to win there, according to PowerPAC political strategist Kirk Clay, they will have to have a laser focus on turning out the Black vote.Read more
This week, Democrat Congressional candidate Alex Sink lost the special election by 3,400 votes in Florida, despite a significant Latino electorate. The question is why this story keeps repeating. Can people of color successfully capture seats previously held by Republicans?Read more
Nearly two years after his groundbreaking City Council win in the California central valley city of Stockton, Michael Tubbs is now knee-deep in the business of governing.
The 2014 elections offer Georgians and those watching the South an early ray of hope for an accelerated transformation of the state’s politics. Despite popular perception, the distance between Democrats and Republicans in the last few elections has been tantalizingly close: 300,000 vote gap for President Obama in 2012 and a 258,000 deficit for the Democratic nominee in 2010. In a state of nearly 6.5 million eligible voters, the question is not whether Georgia will turn blue but when. Contrary to demographers who point to 2020 for the tipping point, if we are able to harness the potential already here in the state, Georgia begins its transition in November.
Address to the City Club of Cleveland January 10, 2014
It’s an honor to be invited to speak at the City Club. This is a prestigious platform for anyone to speak from, but for a kid from Cleveland Heights, this is a special honor, and I’m humbled to stand here. And, if the prestige of the podium wasn’t daunting enough, my father, who is here today, told me that he has heard two people speak at the City Club in his lifetime – Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. No pressure, Dad.