Melanie L. Campbell

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Executive Director & CEO
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Summary of expertise:
      With over 20 years of experience, Campbell is a nationally recognized expert in civic engagement, black voter participation, election reform, and voting rights. Campbell spearheaded the creation of the Unity Voter Empowerment Campaign, and founded an innovative, youth-focused leadership program, Black Youth Vote!, for which she received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundations Emerging Leaders Legacy Award.
      Certified in non-profit management by the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute Executive Program, the Clark University graduate was in the first class of the Progressive Womens Voices at the Womens Media Center and, in 2003, served as a resident fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Governments Institute of Politics at Harvard University.
      Campbell has published numerous articles on voting rights and civic participation. Most recently, she shed light on voter ID laws in Opportunity Journal magazine, the National Urban League's premiere scholarly journal. She is
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      Books/articles published:
      She is a contributing writer in the 2006 Harvard University Journal on African Americans in Public Policy, A Nation Exposed: Rebuilding African American Communities, article on `Right of Return Means Access to the Ballot, Access to Neighborhoods, and Access to Economic Opportunity. She also contributed to the publications 2004 edition, Politics & Progress: A Presidential Platform for 2004. She was featured in the July 2003 Black Enterprise Magazine article on Black Leadership: The Next Generation.
      Ms. Campbell serves on the board of the Black Leadership Forum, a confederation of the leaders of the 21 top African American civil rights and service organizations. In 2000, she was recognized as one of Washington D.C.s Top 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders. In July 2007, Ms. Campbell received an Outstanding Speaker Appreciation from NAACP WIN (Women in the NAACP). She is a charter member of FUTURE PAC, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, SCLC W.O.M.E.N., NCNW, NAACP, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and the National Association of Female Executives.
      Prior media experience:
      Shes been a guest expert on radio and television shows including CNN, C-SPAN, Washington Journal, CBS News, Nightline, Tom Joyner Radio Show, Potus on XM Radio, American, The Bev Smith Show.
      Educational background:
      She holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Finance from Clark Atlanta University.

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