The Maricopa County Black Engagement Committee exists to elevate and build Black political influence in Arizona. We do so by increasing engagement, participation, and voter registration and turnout of African American voters in the political process.
1. Increase the number of African American precinct committee persons per legislative district.
2. Increase African American voter engagement, communication, registration and turnout across Maricopa County legislative districts.
3. Build mutually beneficial relationships, support and advance the work of MCDP.
4. Identify, develop, and prepare African American candidates to win county and legislative seats.
5. Support legislative policies that impact African American interests.
Mark Robert Gordon delivered remarks on the history of voting rights legislation and the key role Arizona continues to play in the national fight to protect our democratic freedoms. Click here to watch his remarks.
Bio: Mark Robert Gordon, an Arizona native, has been involved-with Democratic campaigns since the early 1980s, a national voting rights watchdog since the early 1990s, and has spent three decades as an election protection/civil rights/entertainment attorney. A DNC member, MRG is a regional lead with the SmallBusiness Council and an active member of the Disabilities Council, LaborCouncil, the LGBT Caucus, and the Western Regional Caucus. He has years of experience working with the DNC’s Voter Protection program, traveling around the country to ensure elections work properly and that every voter’s voice is protected.