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Biennial Convention Keynote Speaker Cornell Belcher

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Political strategist and CNN contributor Cornell Belcher will serve as the Keynote Speaker for the 30th Biennial Convention.

We’re gearing up for our 30th Biennial Convention in Lansing tomorrow, Wednesday, September 25th. We are excited and honored to welcome our Keynote Speaker, Democratic strategist and pollster Cornell Belcher, to join us for a discussion about moving Michigan forward.

Mr. Belcher is President of brilliant corners Research & Strategies, and one of the premier strategists in national progressive politics, as well as in the re-branding of corporate America. He has served as a pollster for the Obama presidential campaigns in both 2008 and 2012 and as the pollster for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 2005 to 2008. Over the years, Cornell has worked with both Senate and House Democrats as Senior Political Advisor to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) in the 2002 cycle and Special Projects Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in the 2000 cycle. He worked for EMILY’s List in the 1998 cycle as their WOMEN Vote! Coordinator, helping to put together communication and GOTV operations targeting women voters all over the country. He currently serves as a political contributor for CNN.

Belcher is an experienced hand at campaign politics and has years of expertise in quantitative and qualitative research, message development, and product and behavioral insight. Founding brilliant corners in 2001, he is considered the vanguard for demographic trends among the emerging younger and browner America. Both the political and corporate world seek his counsel to decipher emerging trends and to develop communication strategies for reaching this coalition redefining the American marketplace.

In the 2012 election cycle, African American voter turnout surpassed that of whites for the first time, marking a historic watershed moment that greatly depended on Belcher’s contributing work.

We are excited for Mr. Cornell Belcher to join us tomorrow!

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