I had the pleasure of attending the Changing the Face of Philanthropy Summit in Washington, DC. This conference prides itself on offering meaningful conversations with experts from the nonprofit, private, and civic sectors to encourage philanthropy in the Black community. One of this year’s speakers was the Honorable Randall L. Woodfin, Esq., the Mayor of the City of Birmingham.
CCAH Blog: Industry Voices
What a difference a year makes. This time last year I was still in a post-election funk. Not even the promise of summer could lift my spirits.
I can’t wait! After a year of living in a surreal political environment where facts are disregarded, news is unworthy, and public service is disparaged, I am packing my bags for Little Rock for the 25th Anniversary of the election of Bill Clinton & Al Gore.
When I left for North Carolina last week to canvass for Hillary Clinton, I knew exactly why I was going. As a former field organizer, I know the impact door-to-door canvassing can have on an election. In 2008, when President Obama won North Carolina, the margin of victory was 14,177 votes. That was the closest margin in any state in the country. I went to North Carolina because I knew the doors I knocked on would make a difference in one of the tightest races in the country.