Keith's Strategy:

  • Support grassroots engagement and training of African-American Democrats around the country.

  • Ensure that state party black caucuses are active and engaging with each other to share best practices and promote local and state surrogates, and with the DNC.

  • Set aggressive goals on the percentage of external vendor contracts and will make sure that the DNC staff represents the diversity of America.

  • Make significant investments in African-American media to reach the community while investing in minority outlets that are often overlooked.

  • Create opportunities to include perspectives from the African-American community in all modeling, analytics, and polling questions.

  • Work vigorously to restore the full protections of the Voting Rights Act and ensure that the protections that still exist are enforced.

  • Prioritize adding young African-Americans to the Democratic National Committee and create a pipeline for them to better engage at all levels of the party.

  • Increase outreach to African-American college Democrats to ensure they are fully brought into the fold and regularly engaged in regional trainings, forums, and Party activities.

  • Initiate and foster key relationships that ensure black owned businesses have access to DNC supply opportunities.

  • Protect and promote strong minority delegate goals by states and territories for the 2020 Convention.

  • Increase DNC participation at key community and leadership gatherings in the black community.

  • Create a database of African-American Democratic officials and engage them regularly.

  • Promote African-American Democratic candidates in partnership with other party  campaign arms.