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Preeminent Black-Led FL Voting Rights & Community Organization Equal Ground Taps Genesis Robinson to Lead Organization Through Critical 2024 Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Feldman Strategies, team@feldmanstrategies.com



ORLANDO – Today, Florida’s preeminent Black-led, non-partisan, non-profit organization working to expand Black political power in the state, Equal Ground Education Fund and Action Fund, has named Genesis Robinson – a political strategist and community organizer with over a decade of experience delivering results at the local, state, and federal levels of government – as Interim Executive Director.


The move from Equal Ground comes after Jasmine Burney-Clark, the founder and long-time leader of the organization, announced last week that she would remain on the Equal Ground’s board, but would be stepping back from overseeing day-to-day operations to assume the role of Florida State Director of the Biden-Harris Campaign. 


“When I founded Equal Ground in May 2019, my goal was to create a political home for Black Floridians that prioritized and celebrated our core values and contributions to the political process. However, I could not have anticipated the monumental battle we would face – the unprecedented assault on the very foundation of our nation,” said Jasmine Burney-Clark announcing Robinson’s new role. “Genesis Robinson brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and a deep commitment to our mission, and I am confident that the organization will continue to thrive under his leadership.”


After spending time working in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Florida state legislature, Robinson joined Equal Ground in 2021 to manage and expand their Volusia County operation. In 2022, he became the Political Director of the organization and led the division, developing and maintaining relationships with elected officials, tracking legislation, and creating ways to educate Black Floridians about the legislative process.


As Florida has emerged as the epicenter of fascist ideologies, spearheading the nationwide erasure of Black history, culture, diversity, equality, and inclusion, Equal Ground has been on the frontlines calling out hate and calling in a community rooted in deep faith and resilience. 


“I am grateful to our Board of Directors and founder, Jasmine Burney-Clark, for affording me the opportunity to lead Equal Ground during such a pivotal time. As we head into the 2024 election cycle, we do so with a deep commitment to increasing civic engagement and building political power in Black communities throughout the State of Florida,” said Genesis Robinson, interim executive director of Equal Ground. “As an organization that has been at the forefront of the fight for issues that impact the Black Community, you can count on our engagement and advocacy to continue. We all wish Jasmine well in her next endeavor, and I'm confident she will bring the same energy and vision to the Biden campaign as she has to Equal Ground over the last nearly 5 years.”


With the organization nearing its five year anniversary – five years of standing up for, advocating for, protecting, and advancing the rights and voices of Black Floridians – Genesis Robinson will carry the torch forward during this pivotal election year, continuing Equal Ground’s mission to build Black political power for future generations to come, in the face of endless attacks.


To learn more about Equal Ground Education Fund and Action Fund visit www.Equal-Ground.com.


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