Who we are
The GIPAC was developed on the idea that political engagement should reflect the needs of the community it endeavors to represent. Until today Political Activism has been viewed as distant and unconnected with the everyday life of the affected individual.
We serve to reconnect civic-engagement and the political process with the real life issues that face minority and undervalued communities in the U.S. resulting in better outcomes and quality of life for the affected communities.
Let’s Do It Together
We seek to mobilize affected and marginalized communities through civic engagement, inform the general public on issues facing these communities,
and advocate on behalf of sustainable solutions to be implemented through policy resulting in systemic change and enduring progress.
WHAT WE DO
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The Greenwood Initiative Political Action Committee (GIPAC) seeks to reclaim the former glory of Black Commerce and Enterprise, Urban Upward Mobility, and Sustainable Progress for Black Americans and Minority Communities and to re-envision what the perceived image of a Black and Minority individual is in society by challenging the status quo on what is considered equitable and fair treatment.
Key Facts and Figures
Historically, the unemployment rate for Black Americans has been approximately twice the rate for Whites.
That is the case today—6.0% for Black workers and 3.1% for Whites. The difference in the unemployment rates for Blacks and Whites shrinks for college graduates; however, even in the current strong economy the unemployment rate is 50% higher for Black Americans.
During the majority of the past 50 years, Black Americans have experienced unemployment rates that, were they experienced by the entire population, would be seen as recessionary.