Increasing BIPOC Voter Participation, Data Privacy, and Facebook Marketing with Tatenda Musapatike of the Voter Formation Project
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Nancy is joined by Tatenda Musapatike. Tatenda Musapatike is the founder and CEO of the Voter Formation Project. She’s spent over a decade working on digital programs and in tech to support progressive causes. She most recently was a senior advisor at ACRONYM where she built their $12.5M Expand the Electorate program from the ground up. This program worked to reach, register, and mobilize Black and Latinx voters across 8 states in the 2020 general election and the Georgia Senate runoff elections. Previous to her time at ACRONYM, Tatenda was a former digital ad specialist at Facebook. She attended Davidson College and has her Masters in Public Administration from American University.
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Welcome to Progressive Opinions of Color (POC), a podcast that creates space for people of color in conversations about economics, politics, and culture. Your host is Nancy Wu. Nancy is an Asian American woman, an economist, and a huge politics and policy nerd. Nancy triple majored in Economics, Government (Political Science) and Gender Studies at Dartmouth and has a Master’s in Development Economics from Oxford. She works as an Economist full time and has previously worked in economic policy at the White House (under Obama, of course) and progressive think tanks.
The goal of this podcast is to engage the state of the economy, and other pressing topics in politics, economics, and culture, all through perspectives inclusive of the lived experiences of people of color. Whether you're new to politics or already a huge politics nerd, we hope this podcast inspires community and conversation among us. Join us in reimagining politics and economics with underrepresented voices.