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Voter Engagement Project for November 2017
 
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Congressional Black Caucus (CBC): Committed to Full Constitutional Power
 
 

Since its establishment in 1971, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has been committed to using the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the federal government to ensure that African Americans and other marginalized communities in the United States have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. As part of this commitment, the CBC has fought for the past 46 years to empower these citizens and address their legislative concerns by pursuing a policy agenda using full constitutional power. Click below to learn more.

 
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LaToya Cantrell New Orleans’ 1st Woman Mayor
 
LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans.
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AUTOPSY: The Democratic Party in Crisis – Leadership Still Chasing Republican Voters
 
The party should avidly promote inspiring programs such as single-payer Medicare for all, free public college tuition, economic security, infrastructure and green jobs initiatives, and tackling the climate crisis.
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What Killed the Democratic Party? The Nation
 
The Democratic Party lost just about everything in 2016, but so far it has offered only evasive regrets and mild apologies. Instead of acknowledging gross failure and astounding errors, the party wallowed in self-pity and righteous indignation.
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Democrats, Black Candidates Win Historic Victories on Election Night
 
Most saw victories by Democrats as a referendum on President Donald Trump, whose record low job approval rating has shrunk to 39 percent according to various reports.
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Special Master Racial Gerrymandering Case Releases Redrawn Legislative Districts
 
A special master appointed by a federal court to examine and potentially redraw parts of the state House and Senate maps ... proposed plan to correct racial gerrymanders.
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City of Charlotte, NC Welcomes Its First Black Female Mayor
 
Vi Lyles has just made history as the first Black woman mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. She ran an aggressive campaign, and her victory was confirmed by local and national news outlets on November 8th.
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