High turnout among African-American voters was especially crucial in the 2008 and 2012 elections for Democrats, but according to a new article on The Nation.com, Democrats appear to be taking those same voters for granted.
In 2012, 29 percent of all eligible voters were people of color. That number is now around 31 percent.
Priorities USA, the super PAC backing Hillary Clinton, intends to spend $136 million on ads, and only $5.3 million of those dollars will be used for radio advertisements targeting Blacks.
On Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin spoke with Steve Phillips, the author of The Nation’s article, and Cornell Belcher, President of Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies.
Phillips told Martin that out of an estimated $225 million, “there is no money in any of that so far articulated for Black-voter mobilization.” He continued, saying that a small amount of funds are being allocated for Black radio and Black digital outlets, “but zero for mobilization of Black voters.”
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