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Black Voter Snub: Everyday People Take Center Stage

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From the front page of the Washington Post to the editorial page of the New York Times, we have seen the awakening of the elite press to the historic significance of the impact of the Covenant Movement, let by Tavis Smiley.

The actions of everyday people to bring pressure to bear on the Republican Party to be accountable to American citizens of color is now center stage. We must not overlook the effects of the organizing and mobilizing of everyday people on often-disconnected politicians. We must continue to build on this motion and momentum of fellow citizens of color.

This organizing and mobilizing first took the form of The Covenant With Black America reaching number one on the New York Times bestseller list and The Covenant in Action reaching number seven on that list. Now we are witnessing the direct political impact of this emerging people's movement.