Monday, February 11, 2008

THE BLACK CAMPAIGN: An Initiative For Unity And Voter Protection

Black Leaders Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is
Susan L. Taylor hosts inaugural Unity Circle house party to raise money for UNITY: The Black Campaign

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is once again, Claiming the Victory, after a successful fundraiser held recently at the New York home of Essence magazine’s editorial director, Susan L. Taylor. With a guest list that reads like a who’s who list of African American powerbrokers, the event launched a series of Unity Circle house parties to raise money for [UNITY: THE BLACK CAMPAIGN], an initiative of the nation’s most prominent organizations focused on increasing civic participation and protecting voters rights.

“Creating a strong Black donor circle promotes self-empowerment,” says Melanie L. Campbell, executive director and CEO of the NCBCP. “If candidates like Barack Obama and Ron Paul can raise millions from small donors to support a run for office, we are confident that citizens will donate to a campaign designed to empower their own community.”

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