For years the image of who drives change in our democracy has reflected an old narrative of straight white men in smoky rooms. 

The Beat DC blows through that trope. 

We’re the only daily political news platform that highlights the people of color driving policy in the nation’s capital and beyond, and the policies that impact communities of color at large. 

State Voices Announces New Executive Director

State Voices Announces New Executive Director

Alexis Anderson-Reed will return to State Voices, this time, as its Executive Director. She previously served as the Deputy Director at the Funders' Committee For Civic Participation (FCCP), a philanthropic affinity group dedicated to enhancing democratic participation in all aspects of civic life. During her tenure, she led where she spearheaded the State Circle Project, convened state-based hubs for funders to align resources and strategies. Prior to joining FCCP in 2016, Anderson-Reed served as the Senior Director of Programs for the State Voices network and led efforts to support and expand the work of state-based nonpartisan organizations in civic engagement, civic access, and civic representation. The Alverno College graduate, who also has a Master’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has also served as Director of Youth Reclaiming Our Communities and as Executive Director of Wisconsin Voices. While there, she founded the Our Democracy 2020 Table, which works to expand voting rights and strengthen democracy in the state. She starts her new role on September 4th. More here.

Charles Barkley Gets Media Award from Temple

Charles Barkley Gets Media Award from Temple

Tammy Duckworth Urges VA to Cut Ties with the “Mar-a-Lago Crowd”

Tammy Duckworth Urges VA to Cut Ties with the “Mar-a-Lago Crowd”