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Black Out 2024

A New Era of Independence

Introducing "Black Out": Empowering People of Color to Reclaim Their Voice as Independents



November 15, 2023

GREENVILLE, N.C. — In a time of unprecedented political polarization, a new initiative called "Black Out" is emerging as a powerful force dedicated to giving people of color the opportunity to regain their voice and make a real impact in American politics. “Black Out aims to challenge the extreme views on both the left and right and put the people's interests at the forefront, rather than a party with a rigid ideological agenda,” said Barbara Gaskins, former candidate for Mayor of Greenville and North Carolina Forward Party Executive Committee member.

The current political landscape is marred by partisan extremes and an often-overwhelming influence of delegates and activists with deeply entrenched beliefs that shape the selection of candidates for public office. This has led to a situation where everyday citizens are faced with a choice between two extremes or politicians who seem more like "DC yes-men" than representatives of their interests.

Black Out is committed to addressing this issue by encouraging people of color to explore the option of becoming independent voters, free from the constraints of party ideologies. By doing so, Black Out aims to empower individuals to reclaim their voice and influence in the political process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Key Goals of "Black Out 2024" Include:

  • Promoting Independent Thinking: Black Out encourages people of color to break free from the confines of partisan politics and make decisions based on their own values and priorities.
  • Challenging Extreme Views: The initiative seeks to create a platform for diverse perspectives and facilitate constructive dialogue, bridging the divide between the left and right to find common ground and pragmatic solutions.
  • Supporting Community-Driven Leadership: Black Out will offer resources and support for individuals interested in running for public office or getting involved in local and national politics.
  • Building a Strong and Unified Voice: By uniting like-minded individuals who value pragmatism and community engagement, Black Out will help ensure that the needs and interests of people of color are effectively represented.

Black Out invites all people of color and supporters to join this movement and take control of their political destiny. It's time to break free from the constraints of extreme partisan views and work towards a more inclusive and representative political landscape.