1. BlackPAC Survey Shows Black Voters Regaining Confidence with the Direction of the Country, but Reveals Warning Signs for Democrats Ahead of Midterms

    A new poll of registered Black voters in key Senate battleground states commissioned by BlackPAC and released Tuesday shows that while Black voters report being energized and excited to vote in the 2022 midterms — with 81 percent saying they will definitely vote — there are warning signs on the horizon for Senate Democrats and […]

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  2. BlackPAC Statement on Senate Acquittal

    Following the United States Senate’s vote to acquit Donald Trump after he incited a violent insurrection against the U.S. government, BlackPAC executive director Adrianne Shropshire released the following statement. “BlackPAC applauds the House managers and the brilliant case they brought before the United States Senate. Despite a majority of the Senate voting to convict Donald […]

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  3. Here’s where Black women political organizers are putting their energy next

    The morning after Black voters propelled Democrats to two Senate runoff victories in Georgia, BlackPAC Executive Director Adrianne Shropshire was signing off on an invoice for polling on Black voters in the 2021 Virginia governor’s race — the organization’s next target. After mobilizing Black voters in the 2020 cycle, particularly in rural areas, Black women […]

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  4. How Democrats Learned From November And Won In Georgia

    By the end of election week in November, Democrats’ hopes of winning a sizable majority in the U.S. Senate had fallen apart. But the party’s operatives had already started developing their plan to squeeze out enough seats to win control. Losses in Maine and North Carolina meant Democrats needed to sweep two runoff races in […]

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  5. Georgia Senate Runoff Elections Trigger Panicked Door Knocking by Both Parties

    Republicans and Democrats have concluded that the outcome of two runoff races here, which will determine control of the Senate, may well hinge on how their supporters reacted to November’s presidential result. Both sides have reason for concern. Republicans worry that disillusioned backers of President Trump, convinced the system is rigged against them, in large […]

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  6. BlackPAC rolls out Senate race endorsements for the first time

    BlackPAC on Thursday announced its inaugural batch of Senate race endorsements, as this year’s election cycle enters the home stretch. The left-leaning political group that focuses on engaging and mobilizing Black voters across the country endorsed Democrats in four Senate races in key battleground states: Sen. Gary Peters (Mich.), Cal Cunningham in North Carolina, and Jon Ossoff […]

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  7. Fannie Lou Hamer – Suffragist, Citizen, Everywoman Extraordinaire

    By Gwen McKinney (October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977)When Tennessee approved the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, it was the culmination of the long march to women’s suffrage. Full citizenship and voting rights would become exclusive for some American women and doggedly elusive for many others. The year that amendment was ratified, a […]

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  8. Your vote DOES count!

    By Dr. Kerry Mitchell Brown The direction and future of this country — and with it the direction and future of Black people — will be determined by significant elections, at the national, state, and local levels, in the coming months and over the next series of years. We have the power to determine our […]

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  9. We Hold These Truths to Be Self Evident: America’s Promise

    By Cryshanna A. Jackson Leftwich, PhD “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (Declaration of Independence).” July 4, 1776, marked the day that America declared its freedom […]

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  10. COVID-19 Changes Things – Kind of

    Everything about the 2016 presidential election (and the periods leading up to it) through this very day tells us that any sustainable progress for Black people remains at risk and under attack. We’ve all seen the data and continue to live in the reality that Black people, and other people of color, remain disproportionately impoverished, […]

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