Color Of Change PAC Institutes New Executive Board with Progressive Leaders Including Ashley Allison and Guy Cecil

Color Of Change PAC, the elections arm of the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, announced today that it has assembled a new executive board with some of the most effective, committed, and experienced leaders from across the progressive political movement, including Ashley Allison, Executive Vice President at The Leadership Conference and Guy Cecil, Chairman of Priorities USA Action. The full list of board members is below.

Color Of Change PAC is building independent Black political power, amplifying Black voices, and electing candidates who share Black voters’ values and hold them accountable to Black communities. In recent months, nearly all of the major candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination have sought to connect with the PAC’s audience by sitting for one-on-one interviews with Rashad Robinson for the PAC’s Voting While Black podcast. The PAC will be funding independent expenditures and field operations in select races at the local, state, federal, and national levels for elections in 2020.

Color Of Change PAC’s Executive Board:

Ashley Allison is the Color of Change PAC Board Chair and the Executive Vice President of Campaigns and Programs at The Leadership Conference. Allison brings over a decade of outreach, community organizing, and campaign experience, along with expertise in crisis management, coalition building, and strategic planning. From July 2014 to January 2017, she was the deputy director and senior policy advisor under Valerie Jarrett in the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Guy Cecil is one of America’s leading political strategists. He is currently the Chairman of Priorities USA Action, an independent political action committee, and the Founder of Miles Strategies. Guy has more than 15 years of experience managing high-profile political, non-profit, and corporate issue advocacy campaigns, including having served as Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. He is recognized as a leading Democratic strategist with experience in every region of the country, including Senate races in 35 states.

Yolanda H. Caraway has nearly thirty years of policy-making, project management, and national and international political experience. Often sought to coordinate major activities for the Democratic Party, as well as private organizations, her list of professional achievements showcases years of organizational ability and management expertise. Ms. Caraway has played a major role in shaping the goals and objectives of the National Democratic Party and has been called upon throughout her career to coordinate various party efforts.

Ethan Frey is a seasoned campaigner with more than a decade of experience working across philanthropy, not-for-profit advocacy, and political and labor campaigns. He has worked on local, state, and national campaigns in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. In his professional capacity, he currently works in private philanthropy.

Nicole Boucher is a Vice President of Way to Win, working on the larger landscape of partnerships to strengthen and create the infrastructure needed to win elections, advance transformative policy, and build lasting power. Prior to Way to Win, Nicole was the Co-Executive Director of the California Donor Table, where she worked with a broad base of funders, political donors, labor leaders, practitioners and state and local community leaders to invest in and support the civic engagement and electoral priorities of California’s new majority communities.

Daaiyah Bilal-Threats directs NEA’s domestic and international alliance-building and serves as Senior Advisor to the NEA Executive Director. She oversees NEA’s philanthropic giving and cultivates relationships for the organization across a broad spectrum of issues.

Nick Chedli Carter is the managing director of 2020 Vision Ventures, a civic engagement resourcing initiative dedicated to a fair, inclusive, and resilient democracy. Nick has held leadership positions in the campaigns of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Keith Ellison, statewide and local electoral campaigns. He has also worked at VICE Media, and Planned Parenthood where he was involved with successful issue-advocacy efforts related to pay equity, reproductive rights, consumer protections, and climate justice. Nick started is career as an Americorps volunteer training nonprofits on technology and media, and is currently a Harvard Kennedy School Technology & Democracy Fellow.