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A Balanced Viable Plan to Create Opportunity for All

By Kirk Clay – Evidence based civic engagement is a fairly nascent field. In fact, up until 20 years ago what people now think of as civic engagement for “people of color” was characterized naively as just minority outreach. Therefore, it’s no wonder that many organizations and efforts struggle to identify what an effective civic […]

Micro-Targeting the Heartland – Analyzing Ohio’s Voters and Making Final Four Predictions

We Need Cooperation, Not Polarization – by Kirk Clay

As Super Tuesday becomes the focal point of this election season and speculation continues over whether the GOP will have a clear front runner by next Wednesday, my attention turns toward Georgia. Not because of the obvious reasons, but because of what the proverbial “Promised Land” represents for Voters of Color (VOC). Although 2010 census […]

Gridlock in Congress Enables Continuation of Racially and Economically Biased Education Initiatives By Kirk Clay

Washington, DC – This week the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce held yet another hearing about the No Child Left Behind Act. As Congress continues their never-ending debate about the perils of NCLB, two education initiatives that disproportionately and negatively impact the poor and people of color, are about to be overlooked […]