Mia Love

The post-Obama generation is done with the Democratic Party's old ways

The post-Obama generation is done with the Democratic Party's old ways

On a Friday afternoon in late September, dozens of young black political hopefuls gathered at a restaurant in Northwest Washington (D.C.) to talk strategy and shore one another up. Nearby at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference was underway, bringing together lawmakers, activists, faith leaders and others to assess the state of the country and discuss policy. For the first time in eight years, Barack Obama was no longer in office, and the shock and incredulity that followed the 2016 election had given way to the reality of President Donald Trump .

The event was sponsored by the Collective PAC, a new...

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