Updated: Nov 21, 2020
Melanie Campbell has worked for youth and women's rights for more than two decades. She was recognized as one of Washington D.C.'s Top 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders in 2000. Campbell has helped create a youth-focused leadership development program, Black Youth Vote!, and played a key role in the 2012 election when the 66.2% of eligible black voters who participated in the election surpassed white, Hispanic, and Asian voting rates for the first time in history.
Ms. Campbell has a strong knowledge base in Black voter participation, civil rights, voting rights, women’s rights, election reform, Katrina-Rita Gulf Coast recovery and rebuilding, Census Count, youth leadership development, non-profit management, and cross-cultural coalition building.
Sometimes, finding your voice takes a little push--something that tells you that it is the right time. The way society is structured has always been a topic of discussion among various groups in different communities. Blacks, Hispanics, and other people of color are often forced to contend with the imbalances in our societies. Many of these imbalances are on a systemic level, however, there are some that choose to ignore this fact.
Melanie Campbell is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate on issues impacting African Americans, women, immigrants, and youth and the intersection of how politics, public policy, race, gender, class, and age impact quality of life for all Americans.
Melanie Campbell is one of the social justice fighters. She advocates for the right of women and youths. She has been in the system for over twenty years. Her works over the years had helped Black people across the United States to further integrate into the voting system of election. She is the Executive Director and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Voter Participation. Through her organization, she encourages youths to take an active role in the political space, thus paving ways for opportunities.
In a never before seen move, Melanie Campbell is credited with the improved participation of Blacks in the 2012 US election. Also, she is the convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network, an organization that strives to bring the consciousness of the women gender to the forefront of the political, economic, and societal discourse.
She has been recognized as one of the most important fighters for social justice. In the year 2000, she was recognized as one of the 40 under 40 Emerging Leaders in the world.
Here are 5 reasons people appreciate Melanie Campbell
Determination to bring the consciousness of the minority groups around the United States to the mainstream political scene
Passion for Women Advocacy and Centralization
Accomplished Leader who leads by example
Unwavering support for the Youths across all regions in the Black community
Successful accomplishment of the Black Voting Consciousness in the 2012 general election.