HIP HOP CAUCUS

A civil and human rights organizations for the 21st Century

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OUR STORY

Founded in 2004, Hip Hop Caucus is a national, non-profit and non-partisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change. The Hip Hop Caucus emerged from four organizations in 2004: Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Summit Action Network, P. Diddy’s Citizen Change (“Vote Or Die!”), Jay Z’s “Voice Your Choice”, and AFL-CIO’s “Hip Hop Voices.” Over the past decade Hip Hop Caucus has become a sustainable organization with grassroots infrastructure in eighteen (18) major U.S. cities. We strategically partner with entertainment industry leaders and national and local advocacy organizations, and we have a respected presence in the halls of the U.S. Congress, the White House, many federal agencies, and the United Nations.

OUR MISSION

Establish the culture and practice of voting as part of a desired civic lifestyle through integration of nonpartisan election work, issue work, and culture work in a continuous cycle. Empower and train leaders and volunteers from our communities to be strategic leaders, messengers, and spokespeople for issues critical to equality, justice, and opportunity. Shape public opinion on critical issues for the Hip Hop Caucus constituency and communities in order to leverage our collective power for policy victories.

CELEBRITY SUPPORTERS

Common

Common

2 Chainz

2 Chainz

Choklate

Choklate

Malik Yusef

Malik Yusef

Kumasi

Kumasi

Raheem DeVaughn

Raheem DeVaughn

Ryan McDermott

Ryan McDermott

Sonna Rele

Sonna Rele

Elle Varner

Elle Varner

T.I.

T.I.

Mystic

Mystic

Mimi Kennedy

Mimi Kennedy

People’s Climate Music “Act On Climate” National Bus Tour

People’s Climate Music campaign is organizing a national bus tour that kicks off from the 10 Year Katrina Anniversary in New Orleans, and goes through September, ending in Tempe, AZ on September 27th at the Summers End Music Festival. The Bus Tour will stop at events across the country including concerts, rallies, block parties lectures, and community meetings and town halls. Climate change is disproportionately impacting our communities. People of color face higher risks for respiratory disease, increased asthma attacks and other heart-related issues, resulting from living in more highly polluted areas. This same pollution and resulting climate change, means more extreme weather, like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, extreme heat waves and droughts. We have all seen from these recent natural disasters that people of color, and low-income communities, suffer the most in terms of recovery, but also in terms of lives lost and health impacts.
For media inquiries: Amy Clark at aclark@fenton.com or 917-648-5577
Join the tour in your city

LATEST NEWS

N.O. Community, Hip Hop Artists, Activists To Commemorate The 10-Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina With Biggest Second Line Ever
N.O. Community, Hip Hop Artists, Activists To Commemorate The 10-Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina With Biggest Second Line Ever

Read Full Story Here  NEW ORLEANS – To remember the lives lost, honor the resiliency of the community and advocate for the people most devastated by Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Katrina Commemoration Foundation, Hip Hop Caucus, Nuthin But Fire Records, Q93, People’s Climate Music, Sierra Club and numerous community and national partners host the

HURRICANE KATRINA: 10 YEARS LATER
HURRICANE KATRINA: 10 YEARS LATER

This week marks ten years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. To commemorate, Hip Hop Caucus is holding our 10th annual Katrina anniversary event in New Orleans this weekend. But while New Orleans was hardest hit by the hurricane, it was not the only American city to be affected. Counties in Mississippi’s gulf coast, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle were also affected by

OUR HISTORY

The first “Hip Hop Caucus” was held at Howard University with 00 students in attedence on Sept 11, 2004, just six weeks before Election Day. From that event, the Hip Hop Cuasucus emerged with a mandate to engage young people in the political process year-round, with a goal of connecting the power of Hip Hop culture to the power of the democratic process. In 2005, when the Hip Hop Cuacus’ network sprung into emergence action in response to Hurricane Katrina, the Hip Hop Cuacus movement demonstrated its power, relevance and need in our communities. Since 2005, we have emerges as the national organization that connects the culture, community, and culture-makers of Hip Hop, to politics and policymaking, so that critical civic engagement work in our communities ties not solely happen in the months leading up to election

CONTACT US

Hip Hop Caucus | East Coast Office 20 F. St. NW Seventh Floor; Washington, DC 2001 West Coast Office 5670 Wilshire BLvd Suite 1800; Los Angeles, Calfornia 90036 contact@hiphopcaucus.org (877) 822-7019 or (202) 293-5902 For Press Inquires: press@hiphopcaucus.org

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