How to Articulate Policies to Average American Voters So They Vote in Their Best Interests at All Times
This week, our focus returns to effective Black Outreach and building the Conservative Alliance.
Yesterday, during Twitter Class, I raised a question to Black men and asked them to give me their take on an issue Democrats push heavily: Climate Change.
I asked, "Dear Black men: Are you worried about climate change?"
The initial response I received: No, Black men were more concerned with local issues such as economics, safety, and more.
As my tweet circulated the political space, more Black men, the majority of whom vote Democrat, responded with a yes. They felt climate change was an important matter that should be addressed.
I then followed up with another question: "Please define climate change and tell me why Black voters should foot the bill on policies that 'benefit' the world while their local communities are in shambles."
For every person who argued in favor of climate change, only 10% could answer my basic question to define it. That means 90% had no clear idea what climate change was.
And not A SINGLE PERSON explained to me why Black voters should be taxed more to pay for policies they do not understand nor can see as a direct benefit in their communities.
This is a problem we have in politics: We have too many politicians selling policies to voters without explaining to them the costs voters must pay to get them.
And when voters question WHY such policies are pushed on them, and not policies that improve Black communities, voters get silenced.
That's typically when you see folks like Biden say, "If you don't vote for me, you ain't Black."
But I digress.
As I engaged more in the climate change conversation, I wanted Black voters to make the connection between these expensive policies and how they translate to extra expenses against their wallets.
I often point back to the discussion I had with Marlo Oaks, Utah's State Treasurer, who broke down ESG for me. From that interview, I taught Black voters in Twitter Class why prices have increased on gas and other products or services.
I had to make these connections, because Democrats won't do it.
Once I presented these happenings, I then showed how conservative politics can remove the overbearing regulations. But to make that happen, Black voters must consider voting conservative.
Articulating policies to the average American can be challenging, but it is necessary.
It's the same strategy I used when I checked Conservatives for voting for politicians who wanted policies to "ban CRT." I told them, "You cannot ban knowledge. It violates the Constitution. Instead, you compete."
And just as predicted, Conservatives are losing this banning knowledge battle in the courts.
In like manner, Black voters cannot complain about inflation or heavier taxation on their rising wealth while voting for Progressive Democrat policies that FORCE more economic oppression.
But how will the people understand what's happening unless we teach?
Each day, I strive earnestly to use my platform, especially Twitter Class, to teach Beloveds how these moving parts directly affect them. My mission is to bridge the racial gap between Black voters and White Conservatives, because both voting blocs need each other.
As I shared in Twitter Class, Conservatives know how to flex the system, even when I don't like some of the policies we push. Nevertheless, we know how to flex.
Black voters know how to fight against the system's oppression, something White Conservatives lack.
As such, build together!
Create the Alliance, because government is wildin' out!
As Sonnie Johnson shared, "The government does not respect you."
And if there is a lack of respect, what makes you think it will listen to you?
The only time government and its politicians do right is when the people place strategic demands on them to do right. That means helping fellow Americans get the politics they need to defeat Progressivism. That means showing up in areas Republicans have rejected for decades. That means doing things a better way so we get better results.
2022 is a prime opportunity to demonstrate what this Alliance can do for Black Americans and White Conservatives. In Georgia, we have an opportunity to bring Conscious Conservatism to Black voters in College Park.
Beginning today, we are aggressively raising money through our CCM Fundraising Campaign to sponsor our 6-week evangelism efforts for October 1 - November 8, 2020.
Each day, we are raising a specific amount to help fund this work so conservatism wins in Georgia.
For today, our goal is to raise an additional $400. With your support, we can make that happen.
Donate $25 or more right now, and help us spread the empowering message. As we get closer to Election 2022, you will see how your investment in Black Outreach makes all the difference. What we do in Georgia this year will set the pace for what we accomplish in 2024.
The time is now.
So, let's keep building.
Felecia Killings is an Award-Winning Coach, Best-Selling Author, and CEO of The Felecia Killings Foundation. Since 2011, she's trained men and women to build virtual ministries using their powerful stories while helping them cultivate a strong leadership presence in the online space. She is the author of the best-selling compilation, the Conscious Conservative Book Collection, and her newest works, My Beloved Women's Ministry Book Collection, offered exclusively at The Felecia Killings Foundation. In addition, she oversees the company's book-publishing services. In 2022, she opened the door for rising leaders in her ministry and movement to have their books published on her national platform.