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First and Only Podcast Dedicated to Inspiring Black Women to Run for Elected Office Debuts with Episodes Featuring KY State Representative Elect Attica Scott, Lancaster, TX Councilwoman Nina Morris, DeSoto, TX City Councilwoman Candice Quarles
DETROIT – August 15, 2016 – Changing the Face of Power, the first and only podcast dedicated to informing, inspiring, and supporting black women to run for elected office launches today with episodes featuring Kentucky State Representative Elect Attica Scott, Lancaster, Texas City Councilwoman Nina Morris, and DeSoto, TX City Councilwoman Candice Quarles.
The weekly podcast will feature black women who are elected officials and political candidates from across the country sharing their stories of what brought them into politics, how they’ve overcome the personal and professional challenges they’ve faced, and why they believe more black women should run for office. Changing the Face of Power guests are all serving and running at the state and local level.
“At a time when our country is grappling with serious issues of race, equity and equality – and on the cusp of shattering the highest glass ceiling – black women’s voices and leadership are more important now than ever before,” said Rebecca Thompson, creator and host of Changing the Face of Power. Changing the Face of Power is for any woman – and particularly and woman of color – who is considering running for elected office but needs a little inspiration and encouragement to overcome her fears and take the life-changing step forward.”
In 2014 Thompson, also Founder and CEO of Rebecca Thompson International, ran for State Representative in Michigan. Though she lost her race by just 6 votes on Election Day, Thompson realized her experiences being a first-time candidate and a Black woman were extremely unique.
“After I got over the pain of defeat and the exhaustion from running a campaign, I realized there were so many things I wish I knew before I ran. I also wish I had a community of women who could support me on my journey,” Thompson said. “I didn’t have it then, so I’m creating it now. Changing the Face of Power is my gift to myself and to the women who have the dream in their heart to run for office.”
As the first and only podcast in the country dedicated to inspiring black women to run for elected office, Changing the Face of Power will also offer listeners access to step by step tutorials and templates, meetups and trainings across the country. Thompson’s goal is to become the leading destination and resource for black women running for office at the state and local level.
Upcoming guests on Changing the Face of Power include:
- Roslyn Brown – Alderwoman, Pine Lawn, MO
- Christina Sanders – Former City Council Candidate, Houston, TX
- Tina Fletcher – Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, Washington, DC
To listen to the podcast visit www.rebeccamthompson.
About Changing the Face of Power
According to a recent report by the Women’s Donor Networks Reflective Democracy campaign, 91% of U.S. elected officials are white, 65% are white men and just 4% are women of color. However in 2008 and 2012, black women were the largest voting bloc in the country. Changing the Face of Power is the first and only podcast int he country dedicated to inspiring black women to run for elected office and sharing their experiences about what it is like to be an elected official and candidate at the state and local levels.
About Rebecca Thompson International
Rebecca Thompson International, L3C is a full service consulting firm that provides black women with the skills, tools and resources to run for elected office. Our mission is to change the face of power by informing, inspiring and supporting black women to run for elected office at the state and local level so they can fulfill their purpose and change the world.